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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Resurrecting The Champ

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 132 (June 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Harry Lennix, Rachel Nichols, David Paymer, Alan Alda & Peter Coyote

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include a feature commentary track by Director Rod Lurie, a four-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, six cast and crew interview segments, the original theatrical trailer, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2249549
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For some violence and brief language
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/08/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rod Lurie
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Erik Kernan (Hartnett) is a reporter for the Denver Times who has been relegated to cover minor sports stories for the newspaper. Erik would like a shot at the big stories, but his stubborn editor Metz (Alda) doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD shows good resolution, especially on the closer shots. Colors look somewhat drab, and fleshtones look pale. Black levels are elevated, but shadow delineation is nicely defined. Edge enhancement can be recognized from time to time, and it muddies many of the longer shots. The picture generally looks impressive, although it looks flat and dimensionless at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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