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Shanghai Noon

Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 45 (Jan/Feb 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Roger Yuan, Walton Goggins & Xander Berkeley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with Chan, Owen Wilson and director Tom Dey, seven deleted scenes, a series of interesting making-of featurettes, an Uncle Kracker music video, the theatrical trailer, and two cool games that are worth playing for the prizes you get when you win. Note that it has those ANNOYING and shameful up front ads from the less-than-clued-up folk at Touchstone/Buena Vista.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Video
(Catalog Number): 20771
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some drug humor, language and sensuality.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/10/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tom Dey
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Shanghai Noon begins with the same shameless plugs and pitches you get from every Buena Vista company DVD, but then you get to have some fun with Jackie Chan and his co-conspirators in this amusing action comedy. When Chinese Imperial Guard Chon Wang (Chan) arrives in the West looking to rescue the kidnapped Princess Pei Pei (Liu), he has the misfortune to hook up with Roy O

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD opens with a hazy, exaggerated look. Colors just border oversaturation, but their bold appearance is often quite appealing. The picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered fine detail, though

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