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Around The World In 80 Days
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

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WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a never-before-seen director's alternate opening; a 19-minute behind-the-scenes featurette "Discovering 'Around The World In 80 Days;'" a seven minute behind-the-scenes stunt choreography featurette "Around The World Of Jackie Chan;" deleted scenes; audio commentary by director Frank Coraci and actor Steve Coogan, which is only available for the alternate beginning version; and "Everybody All Over The World (Join The Celebration)" three-minute music video performed by Dave Stewart and The Sylvia Young Theater School Choir. Also includes upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 37415
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For action violence, some crude humor and mild language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/2/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Coraci
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the updated version of "Around The World In 80 Days" Phileas Fogg is now played by Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan stars as his wacky manservant Passepartout. The year is still 1872 and the story is basically the same as the 1956 film, but some added attempt at humor has been made, along with a few twists on the original. Based upon a book by Jules Verne. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing images that are sharp with satisfying detail and definition. Colors are nicely saturated, with rich hues, accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Edge halos can be a problem, as can pixelization, which contributes a

The aggressive Dolby