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Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstanf
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 120 (May 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Sacha Baron Cohen & Ken Davitian

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2241969
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language
(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): 84
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/06/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Larry Charles
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Story Synopsis:
Kazakhstanian reporter, Borat Sagdiyev (Cohen), embarks on an epic journey to the U.S. and A. in an attempt for Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan. But while on the first leg, happily watching TV in his hotel room, his eyes befall Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, and he instantly knows he must venture westward in order to have a sexy good time. It is during this Westward Ho that he meets the people and sees the sites that make this nation truly glorious, all while giving him a first-hand taste of Americana. Based on a character created by Sacha Baron Cohen. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
Anamorphical process that moviefilm of 1.85:1 ratio use is very nice. The look is not the same all times since cameras used not always same. Very close detail not most sharpness, and darkest pictures look more grays than blacks. Colors look very much natural in scenes with much light, but as scenes get more dark, colors becomes less real. Enhanced edges not very bad, and artifacts of compression not seen very much. (Danny Richelieu)

Soundtrack made with Dolby