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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 59 (April 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson, Jules Asner, Diedrich Bader, Marc Blucas, George Carlin, Wes Craven, Matt Damon, Shannen Doherty, Eliza Dushku, Shannon Elizabeth, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Jamie Kennedy, Steve Kmetko, Ali Larter, Jason Lee, Tracy Morgan, Judd Nelson, Brian Christopher O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The two-disc Dimension Collector

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 24665
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Non-stop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set/DVD-9 x2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kevin Smith
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
First seen in Kevin Smith

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits pleasing image quality, with colors that are rich and vibrant. Fleshtones are well balanced and blacks are deep and solid. Images are sharp and detailed with nicely rendered background definition and clarity. Contrast and shadow delineation are superb, with excellent visual information available in the darkest scenes. There is no bothersome edge enhancement detected and the picture is virtually free from pixelization. This is one DVD whose picture quality should not disappoint. (Suzanne Hodges)

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DVD-ROM Review:
From the excellent DVD-ROM main menu, you are given links labeled Play, Open Mic DVD, Cast and Crew Filmographies, Guide to Morris Day and the Time, Screenplay Viewer, and DVD Destination Site. The Open Mic DVD section takes you online, where you can record and play back your own audio commentary for the film. This section looks like great fun, and is an awesome example of the possibilities DVD-ROM has to offer. There do seem to be a few bugs with the scene loading now, but with time this could be an interesting new feature with many other applications. Also, you can listen to what other people have posted for their own audio commentary for specific scenes. If you have access to this DVD and the Internet, I really hope you check out this feature. Clicking the Cast and Crew Filmographies will give you just that. Actually, you get more then that, with audio clips and still images of the 14 main cast members, as well as a short "Biographical Trivia" including how they made their acting debuts. There are also biographies for four of the crew, but do not include any photos. You can find an extremely extensive Guide to Morris Day and the Time by clicking the link labeled just that. Images from the film are displayed in one corner, while you read the entire life story of the band The Time. Also, you can hear a very brief clip of one of their songs. Going to the Screenplay section will let you view the screenplay, and is set up in the same as most other titles. This section is presented better then most though, with a great design that works well with the theme of the movie. Clicking the DVD Destination Site link sends you to the Jay And Silent Bob Web site. This is a great title, with awesome features and a wonderful presentation. If you have access to this DVD, I suggest you check out the features available, because you will not regret it. (Danny Richelieu)