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Balls Of Fury

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 128 (Feb 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, James Hong, Terry Crews, Robert Patrick, Diedrich Bader, Aisha Taylor & Thomas Lennon

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews, seven deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and the following featurettes: Balls Out: The Making Of Balls Of Fury (14 minutes) and Under The Balls: The Life Of A Ball Wrangler (five minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 62031849
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For crude and sex-related humor and language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(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): 12/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Ben Garant
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Randy Daytona (Fogler) is a disgraced former ping-pong champion who is drawn back into the world of competitive, high-stakes table tennis by the F.B.I., to carry out a top secret mission. Randy is recruited to ferret out the the notoriously evil, Feng (Walken), whose thriving criminal empire has transformed him into a truce menace to society. Hopefully, Randy

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.84:1 DVD exhibits murky black levels that can cause the image to look flat and lifeless. Details are captured well, though, with good resolution, especially in the close shots. Colors are generally undersaturated, and the color palette is typically limited to hues of red and brown. Shadow delineation is adequately well resolved, but the darkest portions of the image are flat. Edge enhancement and compression artifacts are noticeable throughout. (Danny Richelieu)

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