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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

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

Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, John Matuszak, Avery Schreiber & Jack Gilford

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes a trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1003507
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $14.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1981
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/04/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Carl Gottlieb
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Atouk (Star) is a prehistoric Caveman who stands at the bottom of the pecking order and longs for Lana (Bach). Trouble is, Lana belongs to Tonda (Matuszak), the NFL football player-sized chief of the tribe. Cast away from the tribe for getting in between Tonda and Lana on their sleeping stone, Atouk forms his own clan with a few other misfits. With Atouk standing as the leader of this new tribe, he decides he wants his own cavewoman...and though he has the quirky Talla (Long) at his side, he wants only to grab Lana by the hair and drag her into his cave. But that is going to take a little bit of ingenuity to dethrone Tonda and win Lana over. Oh, and there is no dialogue...just silly grunting caveman noises and character names. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is soft and hazy in some scenes, and generally sharp and pleasing in others. Colors appear somewhat washed out at times, but are generally well balanced. Edge enhancement can be bothersome at times, but is minimal. Overall, the picture has a dated appearance, which may be partially intentional since it takes place a zillion years B.C. Some minor artifacts and dirt are noticed in the source element. (Suzanne Hodges) Also includes a modified 1.33:1 version (not reviewed) on the disc

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