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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 57 (Feb 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodger & Barbara Harris

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Frank Oz, a featurette, and two trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1002729
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(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): 1988
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/04/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Oz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A connoisseur of conning, Lawrence Jamison (Caine) is running the ultimate royal scam on the Riviera, posing as a deposed prince raising funds for the freedom fighters of his stricken homeland. But small-time con artist Freddy Benson (Martin) has enough on Jamison to make a mess of the monarchy. So these Dirty Rotten Scoundrels make a wager: the first to extract $50,000 from the next woman they see, wins! Enter Janet Colgate (Headly) a naive American

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits sharper and more refined images when compared to the previously reviewed non-anamorphic DVD. Viewed alone, images are sharp and nicely detailed. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Edge enhancement, like on the previous DVD, can be quite bothersome. There are occasional artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

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