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Strange Wilderness

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 133 (Jul/Aug 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Kevin Heffernan, Ashley Scott, Peter Dante, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick, Joe Don Baker, Blake Clark, Justin Long, Jeff Garlin & Ernest Borgnine

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include a musical performance by Jonah Hill in Cooker's Song; three featurettes: The Turkey (seven minutes), What Do We Do? (six minutes), and Reel Comedy: Strange Wilderness; 13 deleted scenes; and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35188
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For non-stop language, drup use, crude and sexual humor
(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): 84
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/20/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Fred Wolf
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After the death of his dad, an iconic wildlife show host, Peter Gaulke (Zahn) is desperate to continue in his father's footsteps. But there are a few problems preventing him from succeeding

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD has a gritty stylization, but resolution is solid and shadow detail is nicely delineated. Black levels are deep and well rendered, but fleshtones appear orange and overly contrasted. Contrast in general is too high, and colors are deeply saturated. Scenes occasionally look overly flat and compressed, but compression artifacts are rarely noticeable. Edge enhancement can distract at times, but generally is not a problem. (Danny Richelieu)

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