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Bad Santa
Director's Cut
Genre: Dark Comedy

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

Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter & Bernie Mac

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Director Terry Zwigoff and Editor Robert Hoffman, four deleted and alternate scenes, a 9-1/2-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, four minutes of outtakes, sneak peeks, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 50365
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For pervasive language, strong sexual content, and some violence
(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/10/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Terry Zwigoff
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a "Badder Santa" Unrated edition.

Story Synopsis:
Willie T. Stoke (Thornton) is a womanizing, potty-mouthed drunk working as a mall Santa Claus during the holiday season. But this Bad Santa also moonlights as a thief in his workplace with his elf friend Marcus (Cox). While the mall

DVD Picture:
Like the previous DVD releases, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a colorful picture, with rich hues. Sharpness is satisfactory, but finer details are a bit lacking. (Gary Reber)

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