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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Benchwarmers

Featured In Issue 113, October 2006

Picture3.5
Sound2
WSR Score3
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(Studio/Distributor):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
15869
(MPAA Rating):
PG13
(Rating Reason):
For crude and suggestive humor and for language
(Retail Price):
$38.95
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
85
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
1
(Theatrical Year):
2006
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
07/25/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Dennis Dugan
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(Disc Soundtrack):
Dolby Digital 5.1
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A trio of nerds, tired of titty-twisters and farts in their faces, form a baseball team and take on the Little League to prove to the world that puny guys can win! But when "The Benchwarmers" learn that one of their own—Gus (Schneider)—used to be a bully, it's going to take a big apology to save the day. (Suzanne Hodges)

Special features include a commentary track with Director Dennis Dugan; another with David Spade and Jon Heder; four deleted scenes; four featurettes: Mr. October (eight minutes), Play Ball (six minutes), Nerds Vs. Bullies (six minutes), and Who's On Deck? (three minutes); and previews.

The 1.82:1 MPEG-2-encoded Blu-ray Disc picture has its moments, as there are times when the image can have impressive detail, but overall the detail is not consistently solid. The colors are well saturated for the most part. Occasionally the image will look completely flat. (Danny Richelieu)

The 5.1-channel linear PCM soundtrack's dialogue sounds good enough, but the mix is rather uninspiring. Music is mixed well across the front stage. The soundtrack really it isn't very exciting. (Danny Richelieu)