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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Daniel Roebuck & Cindy Ann Thompson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Rhino Home Video
(Catalog Number): R2 975737
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $9.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 81
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/12/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Oliver
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While on a field trip to an abandoned cave Rex (Roebuck), a nerdy anthropology student, gets caught in a time warp and is sent back to the prehistoric days of cave men and women. Thinking he has died and gone to heaven after meeting and falling in love with Eba (Thompson), Rex impresses her and the other members of the clan with his modern day techniques. After he finds his way back to his time zone, Rex

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that definitely has dated qualities, and is visually unimpressive for a DVD. Colors appear weak, washed-out, and hazy, lacking true depth and deep blacks. Still hues are generally well balanced. Images are soft, with little fine detail or definition. Dirt is noticed in the source element, as is film grain. Pixelization can be bothersome as well. (Suzanne Hodges)

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