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Blades Of Glory
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 125 (Nov 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, William Fichtner, Jenna Fischer, Romany Malco & Craig T. Nelson

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
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Special Features
Special features include the featurettes Return To Glory: The Making Of

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13106
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image, and some 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): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/28/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Will Speck & Josh Gordon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Blades Of Glory, arch rival male figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy McElroy (Heder) tie in competition for the Gold Medal and resort to fisticuffs on the winner

DVD Picture:
With well-balanced, naturally saturated colors the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD can look good, but details are not captured and delivered as well as in the best releases. Black levels are slightly milky, but shadow delineation is rendered well. Details in the white fields, like ice and snow, can be lost though, often looking like flat fields with no dimensionality. Pixilation and edge enhancement can also be noticed at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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