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Death At A Funeral
Genre: Comedy

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

Jane Asher, Ewen Bermner, Peter Dinklage, Daisy Donovan, Peter Egan, Rupert Graves, Keeley Hawes, Matthew MacFadyen, Kris Marshall, Andy Nyman, Alan Tudyk, Peter Vaughn & Thomas Wheatley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features are limited to an eight-minute gag reel, two separate feature commentary tracks by cast and crew, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): M110028
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language and drug content
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(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): 02/26/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Oz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When the patriarch of an eccentric English family unexpectedly dies, it is up to his decent, well-mannered son Daniel (MacFadyen) to arrange a dignified send-off. But when a string of calamitous events befalls the clan that has more than a few skeletons in their closet, the funeral service spirals out of control. Every unimaginable complication arises, from the accidental consumption of a hallucinogenic designer drug by one guest, to a dwarf (Dinklage) claiming to be Daniel

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD shows elevated black levels and generally has a washed-out, hazy appearance. Shadow detail is nicely delineated, though, which can give the images a somewhat dimensional-looking appearance. Details can be nicely rendered at times, but there are moments when the picture looks relatively soft. Colors have a pale appearance with fleshtones looking somewhat pallid. Occasionally faces look overly pink, though. Pixel breakup can be recognized from time to time, and edge enhancement is noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)

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