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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

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WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentaries: a cast commentary with Shia LaBeouf, Kleo Thomas, Jake M. Smith, and Max Kasch and a filmmaker commentary with director Andrew Davis and author/screenwriter Louis Sachar; an 11-minute featurette on The Boys Of D-Tent; a nine-minute making-of featurette, Digging The First Hole; six deleted scenes; a brief gag reel; and D-Tent Boys music video

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 31662
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Violence, mild language, and some thematic elements
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/23/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Andrew Davis
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Also available in a full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Stanley Yelnats IV (LaBeouf) always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This can be attributed to a long-standing curse put on his great-great-grandfather (who passed on his palindrome name down three generations), who had made a false promise to a fortune teller. Charged with a crime he did not commit, Stanley is offered a choice: jail or juvenile Camp Green Lake. Choosing the latter, Stanley learns that there

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that can be impressively sharp and detailed, with excellent textures, clarity, and definition. The color scheme is fully saturated and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, natural hues, and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are excellent. Picky viewers may notice the loss or smearing of finer details (like a gingham check shirt that magically turns to linen) by subtle movements by the actor or camera. Edge enhancement and occasional pixelization are also noticed at times, distracting from an otherwise superb visual experience. (Suzanne Hodges)

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