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Keeping Up With The Steins
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 114 (Nov 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Jami Gertz, Daryl Hannah, Garry Marshall, Jeremy Piven, Doris Roberts, Daryl Sabara, Larry Miller, Richard Benjamin & Cheryl Hines

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
pecial features include five deleted scenes and an alternate ending with optional commentary by Director Scott Marshall and Writer/Producer Mark Zakarin, commentary with Marshall and Actor Garry Marshall, another commentary track with Director Marshall and Zakarin, an eight-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, sneak peeks, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 49646
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For some crude language, nudity, and brief drug references
(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): 90
(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): 10/31/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Scott Marshall
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After going to the no-holds-barred bar mitzvah of Arnie Stein

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits a somewhat hazy appearance, which leads to milky blacks and underwhelming shadow delineation. While details can be satisfyingly sharp at times, most of the picture looks smeared. Pixel breakup and edge enhancement can be noticed. (Danny Richelieu)

Surround envelopment is generally limited to low-level music and effects in the Dolby