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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Starter For 10
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 124 (Oct 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Tate, Dominic Cooper & Benedict Cumberbatch

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a pop-up music guide, which allows viewers to learn more about the songs featured in the film and a ten-minute HBO First Look segment.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 94219
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For sexual content, language,and a scene of drug use
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(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): 07/31/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tom Vaughan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When working-class Essex boy Brian Jackson (McAvoy) is accepted into a top university, he decides to try out for the college quiz team in order to fulfill a life-long dream of appearing on TV quiz show, University Challenge. He soon becomes smitten with Alice (Eve), the prettiest girl on his quiz team. With his ultimate fantasy of winning University Challenge and bettering his lot in life within his grasp, he struggles with relationships both old and new in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy. Starter for 10 is based on the book by David Nicholls. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD occasionally looks rather flat with little sense of depth to the image, but there are times when it can look very natural. Shadow delineation is good and black levels are deep, but pixilation and noticeable edge enhancement can ruin the picture. Details are captured well for the most part, but mid and long shots can be difficult to make out. Still, the picture can look good at times, but isn

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