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WSR Detailed DVD Review
This Christmas

Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 137 (Dec 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Sharon Leal, Lauren London, Lupe Ontiveros, Jessica Stroup, Mekhi Phifer & Regina King

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include a commentary track by the film

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 19161
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For comic sexual content and some violence
(Retail Price): $28.96
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 119
(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): 11/11/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Preston A. Whitmore II
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
MaDere Whitfield

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD shows very good resolution. Black levels are inky, and shadow delineation is defined well. The color scheme is wide, with bright, bold hues frequently delivered. The colors, though, appear too highly saturated and unnatural. Fleshtones are too red as well. Contrast is balanced nicely, though. Compression artifacts are noticeable at times throughout, even with the very good resolution. Luckily, though, edge enhancement is minor and not overly distracting. (Danny Richelieu)

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