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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 61 (June 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Elias Koteas & Scott Caan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary, nine-minute making-of featurette, five deleted scenes, excerpts from the soundtrack, production notes, biographies, and Bitten: a nine-minute exploration into forensic dentistry.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 12350
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, sexuality, language, and drug content
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(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): 04/23/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Atkins
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Steve Martin returns to a role in dentistry, starring as mild-mannered Dr. Frank Sangster who is happily engaged to his dental assistant, Jean (Dern). Unfortunately, Sangster finds his life seriously in need of

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits images that are generally pleasing. Colors appear well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. Fine background details tend to appear blurred at times. The source element is revealing of minor film grain and a few flecks of dirt. Edge enhancement can be a problem, but pixelization is infrequently detected. (Suzanne Hodges)

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