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Mighty Wind, A
Genre: Comedy

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

Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Dooley, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Don Lake, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Larry Miller, Christopher Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Piddock, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Deborah Theaker & Fred Willard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, fifteen additional scenes with optional commentary, four TV appearances used in the film with optional commentary, the entire PBN TV Broadcast of the concert--a recording of six songs for the movie in a concert setting--with optional commentary, textual

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 27718
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sex related humor
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(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): No

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(Director): Christopher Guest
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Story Synopsis:
After folk music icon Irving Steinbloom died, his son Jonathan (Balaban) wanted to pay tribute to his dad by way of a memorial concert performed by the groups that he used to represent. Bringing together such folk singers as The Folksmen, Mitch & Mickey, and The Main Street Singers became quite a challenge for Jonathan as he was determined to do the concert in only two weeks. Presented as a mockumentary, "A Mighty Wind" explores the wacky backgrounds of the folksy people

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that has a documentary feel that gives this

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