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Alvin And The Chipmunks

Genre: Family

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

Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch and the voice talents of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler & Jesse McCartney

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include a nine-minute featurette Hitting The Harmony, the soundtrack for the film, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2250301
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For some mild rude humor.
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/01/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Hill
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Three chipmunks find themselves displaced when their home, a spruce tree, is cut down by a Christmas tree company and installed in the lobby of prestigious Jett Records in downtown Los Angeles. The chipmunks stow away in a basket of muffins being carried out of the building by down-on-his-luck musician/songwriter Dave Seville (Lee). Once back at Dave

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.83:1 DVD shows deep black levels and good shadow delineation, which can help create a nice sense of dimensionality. Colors are bold and vibrant, with somewhat oversaturated hues that should appeal to kids. Fleshtones look accurate at times, but there are many times when they are overly orange. Resolution is solid as well, but there are times when the image is somewhat soft. The animated chipmunks generally mesh well with the live-action footage. Edge enhancement is noticeable at times, and edges occasionally look overly digitized. (Danny Richelieu)

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