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New Guy, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 65 (Oct 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel, Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen, Lyle Lovett, Illeana Douglas, Eddie Griffin, Sunny Mabrey, Ross Patterson, Matt Gogin, Horatio Sanz, Tony Hawk, Geoffrey Lewis, Jerry O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes the Simple Plan music video for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06151
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content, language, crude humor, mild drug references
(Retail Price): $27.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/13/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ed Decter
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After scoring big laughs in Road Trip, D.J. Qualls gives leading man status a try. Dizzy (Qualls) is a dorky delinquent high school student who, during a stay in the pokey, finds himself getting a makeover from street-smart inmate, Luther (Griffin). Soon, Dizzy is ready to start a new life at a new high school as

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD offers a bright and colorful picture. At times, hues border oversaturation or appear slightly smeared. Images are sharp and detailed, with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. While edge enhancement is only minor, pixelization can be a problem. (Suzanne Hodges) A modified 1.33:1 version (not reviewed) is also included.

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