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Bachelor Party

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 51 (Aug 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Hanks, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barry Diamond, William Tepper, Robert Prescott, & Tawny Kitaen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes forced ads, three short behind-the-scenes featurettes, the theatrical trailer, and three Tom Hanks interviews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2001644
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $22.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1984
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/05/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Neal Israel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Rick Gassco (Hanks) is getting married. So his buddies begin planning the celebration of his life in Bachelor Party. But his fianc

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits pleasing image quality throughout. At times, the picture looks dated, but colors are rich and well balanced, with nicely rendered fleshtones and deep blacks. There is a bit of film grain noticed, but otherwise the source element is clean, with few artifacts. Compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue19, the picture is more refined, with improved contrast and clarity. (Suzanne Hodges)

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