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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

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

David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore, Ted Levine & Ethan Suplee

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes deleted scenes, storyboard selections, an HBO featurette, a special effects featurette, a photo gallery, cast and filmmaker bios, and audio commentary under the guise of

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 88923
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Crude and sexual humor and sci-fi action
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/26/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ivan Reitman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ivan Reitman, who made

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp and nicely detailed images, with good contrast and shadow delineation. There are a few scenes that appear somewhat soft or smeared, but overall the image is satisfying. Colors are rich and vibrant, with accurate fleshiness, and deep blacks. Edge enhancement can be obtrusive, but pixelization and shimmering details are minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel soundtracks both feature impressive fidelity, as well as engagement of the dimensional soundfield that seems to be predominated by the music. Though there certainly are moments for which the soundstage becomes prominently active with aggressive surrounds, much of the audio is actually of a more subtle nature. The music has been well-recorded, and nicely permeates throughout the listening space. Screen-based imaging is impressively panoramic in nature. Low-end extension is remarkable for the music, as well as selected effects, especially the explosions toward the beginning the of the film that can be system-challenging, along with some .1 LFE activity. Voices sound impressively natural, and spatial integration is outstanding. The DTS

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