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Ringer, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 109 (Jun 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Johnny Knoxville, Brian Cox & Katherine Heigl

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features on the widescreen side of the DVD start of with a group audio commentary track by director Barry W. Blaustein, screenwriter Ricky Blitt, producer Peter Farrelly, and actors Johnny Knoxville, Edward Barbanell, and John Taylor. There are also 16 deleted scenes and a Searchlight Features trailer for the movie Thank You For Smoking. The full-screen (the version you don't want to watch) side adds two featurettes

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2233533
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For crude and sexual humor, language, and some drug use
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(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): 05/16/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry W. Blaustein
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Even the worst of criminals and scam artists have a moral understanding that The Special Olympics is off-limits. But Steve Barker (Knoxville) has gotten himself into a pickle and his scummy Uncle Gary (Cox) convinces him to act mentally challenged and beat the winningest medalist at The Special Olympics. If you think you

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits bright, colorful visuals that are perfectly suitable for the lighthearted storytelling. Hues are nicely saturated, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are generally sharp, although finer details can appear smeared. Some pixelization is noticed at times, but edge enhancement is rarely a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

Typical of DVDs of this genre, the Dolby