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The Man
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 105 (Feb 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Miguel Ferrer, Luke Goss, Anthony Mackie & Susie Essman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 1.5
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Special Features
Includes a two-minute blooper reel, five deleted or alternate scenes, four featurettes [including Sam Jackson's (four-minute) Guide To Cursing Like A Bad A$$ Mothaf&@%^, the 12-minute Who's The Man, a six-minute highlight on Making An Action Scene, The Ride: A (six-minute) Look At The '83 Cadillac], the theatrical trailer, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10090
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For language, rude dialogue, and some violence
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 83
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/17/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Les Mayfield
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Derrick Vann (Jackson) is one tough undercover ATF agent who is out to recover stolen firearms. His first arrest is Andy Fiddler (Levy), an ultra-talkative, always hungry dental supply salesman who has just been mistaken as an interested buyer of the stolen guns. Vann decides to use Andy to help get the guns back...and learns a lot about trust, proper language, and teeth in the process. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a colorful, bright picture that is complementary to the lighthearted storytelling. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though some smearing is noticed at times. Minor pixel breakup is detected, and there are slight occasional edge halos. Overall, this is a satisfying picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

With a slight ring above the dialogue, the Dolby