Featured In Issue 145, December 2009

WSR Score1.5
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language
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Larry Charles
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Sacha Baron Cohen (the creator and star of Borat) returns in the adventures of Austria's favorite fasionista, Bruno. The flamboyant television host loses his homeland talk show, "Funkyzeit," and does what any self-respecting wannabe would do—he moves to Hollywood to pursue worldwide super-stardom. From worlds of fashion and entertainment to the military, Bruno puts his worst foot forward as Baron Cohen fearlessly tramples the boundaries of good taste in ways that confound celebrities and just plain folks alike. (Gary Reber)

Special features include two alternative scenes (HD 05:42), nine deleted scenes (HD 40:45), eight extended scenes (HD 22:29), and an interview with Talent Agent Lloyd Robinson (HD 05:32), plus BD-Live functionality and a digital copy of the movie.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture is nicely conveyed in high-definition, with a natural color palette that exhibits warm and rich hues. Fleshtones are perfectly natural in appearance. Contrast is generally good, with well-resolved blacks and shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent, with sharp and pristine imagery. Facial features and object textures are well resolved. Overall, this is pleasing picture that displays a natural visual balance, though, at times is inconsistent. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventionally produced, as in "documentary." The dialogue is production sound, with a monaural focus and no other spatial support. Surround envelopment is, at times, aggressive but is limited to the well-recorded music score. This is a dialogue-focused movie portrayed with interview-style dialogue. The sound is serviceable for the genre. (Gary Reber)