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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Slap Shot 2: Breaking The Ice
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 60 (May 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Stephen Baldwin, Jessica Steen, Callum Keith Rennie, David Hemmings, David Paetkau, Jonathon Scarfe, Jeff Carlson, David Hanson, Steve Carlson & Gary Busey

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Included is an interview with the Hanson brothers, making-of vignette, theatrical trailer, production notes, and cast and filmmaker biographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21456
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong language and some sexuality
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 03/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Boyum
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also paired with

Story Synopsis:
Can you believe it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits images that are generally sharp and nicely detailed, though at times appearing a bit pasty or undefined. Contrast seems slightly low and visual information can be lacking in the darkest scenes. Colors are rich and warm, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Pixelization can be a problem, but edge enhancement is minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel discrete audio is substantial in terms of overall volume level, especially the center channel. The dialogue as a result sounds somewhat forward, sometimes seeming to load up the center channel to some extent. The extent of surround sound activity is most notable during the games with the rendering of the crowds and the spatially prominent music score. The nicely recorded music also features quite an abundance of low frequencies, with substantial usage of the .1 LFE channel. The DTS