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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Damn Yankees
Genre: Musical

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

Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdo & Ray Walston

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes the trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 31970
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1958
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/12/2004
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George Abbott & Stanley Donen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Starring the original Broadway cast and featuring choreography by Bob Fosse, this is the story of Joe Boyd, a passionate Washington Senators fan who sells his soul to the devil in order to become the greatest baseball player ever and to help his favorite team win the pennant. Forced to leave his wife, Joe sets out for the field. The devil

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture has a bit of a dated appearance, especially with regard to inherent source element anomalies. Film grain is apparent throughout and occasional flecks of dirt pop up from time to time. There are some inconsistencies in saturation, but overall the picture is pleasantly bright and colorful. Fleshtones can appear overly orange at times, but other times are nicely balanced Sharpness varies slightly from scene to scene, sometimes appearing very nicely detailed, and other times seeming somewhat smeared. Edge enhancement is not a problem with this title, but there is some pixel breakup. (Suzanne Hodges)

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