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Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 50 (July 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michael McKean, Laraine Newman & Michelle Burke

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32874
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG for comic nudity and some double entendre humor.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1993
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/17/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steve Barron
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Coneheads, the classic alien-invasion sketch from the Golden Era of Saturday Night Live, gets the big screen treatment with this 1993 offering. Here, we follow Beldar (Aykroyd), Prymaat (Curtain), and Connie (Burke) Conehead who arrived to prepare Remulak

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD, compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 7, exhibits a slightly darker picture, but one that is better defined. Color fidelity is nicely rendered, with accurate fleshtones, rich colors and generally deep blacks. The picture is sharp overall, with nicely rendered detail, though fine details and definition are wanting at times. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely balanced. There is some minor pixelization detected, but edge enhancement is not much of a distraction. (Suzanne Hodges)

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