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King Of California
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 130 (Apr 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Douglas & Willis Burks II

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include the ten-minute featurette The Making Of King Of California, five minutes of outtakes, the original theatrical trailer, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): First Look Studios
(Catalog Number): FLP-11779
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For some strong language, mature thematic elements, and brief drug references.
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/29/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Cahill
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Charlie (Douglas) is a straight-out-of-the-mental-hospital father who is released to the custody of his legally emancipated teenage daughter, Miranda (Wood). Poor Miranda

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a warm color scheme, composed mostly of browns and golds, but there are occasions when bold, brighter hues are presented that look natural. Fleshtones show good delineation, but they are also slightly washed-out, looking somewhat pallid. Black levels are solid and details in the shadows are easy to make out. Resolution is good, but there are times when pixilation can distract from the image. Edge enhancement is noticeable, but not a major problem. (Danny Richelieu)

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