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WSR Detailed DVD Review

Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 127 (Jan 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Featuring the Voice Talents of Patton Oswalt, Iam Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Jeneane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger, Teddy Newton, Tony Fucile, Jake Steinfeld, Brad Bird & Stephane` Roux

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Special features include forced up-front previews, a featurette entitled Fine Food And Film: A Conversation With Brad Bird And Thomas Keller (14 minutes), four deleted scenes, and two animated Pixar short Films: Lifted (five minutes) and Your Friend The Rat (11 minutes). In addition, the Blu-ray Disc includes Gasteau

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 53714
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

For all ages
(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): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/06/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brad Bird
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Remy (Oswalt) is a rat with a dream...he wishes he were a chef. Undeterred by the obvious problems associated with being a Rat-Chef, namely working in a rodent-phobic environment and not being unable to utilize human speech, Remy finds himself in the culinary capitol of the world, Paris, and sets out to realize his ultimate fantasy. With the help of a newfound friend, Linguini (Romano), a shy garbage boy in Gasteau

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD looks superb, with great color fidelity and very well-resolved details in the shadows. The image can look very dimensional, helping make the computer-generated imagery look very realistic. The details in the animation are breathtaking, and while contrast is nicely balanced, it is not as bright and colorful as most animated titles are. Edge enhancement is negligible, but compression artifacts can be noticed on occasion, and some scenes can look somewhat soft. Otherwise, it is an impressive image. (Danny Richelieu)

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