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Big Bad Swim, The

Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 123 (Sept 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Paget Brewster, Jeff Branson, Jess Weixler & Ricky Ullman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with Director/Producer Ishai Setton and Writer Daniel Schechter, a 25-minute making-of featurette, an interview with Cinematographer Josh Silfen in 13 minutes, an extended and uncut pool party scene, a gag reel, and an audio-only track titled On The PA With Principal Miwalski, plus up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Echo Bridge Home Entertaiment
(Catalog Number): 51259
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(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): 07/24/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ishai Setton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
What do you get when you throw a sexy stripper (Weixler), a cynical school teacher (Brewster), and a handful of other colorful characters in a pool with an in-therapy swim instructor (Branson)? You get The Big Bad Swim. Don

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD exhibits a varied picture quality, but it never gets very good. The very heavy grain can become a distraction when combined with the compression artifacts, and there are scenes when the entire picture is marred by heavy noise. Fleshtones can look slightly pasty, and details are not captured well. Edge enhancement is also noticeable throughout. (Danny Richelieu)

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