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Promotion, The

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 135 (Oct 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen, Gil Bellows & Bobby Cannavale,

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Writer/Director Steven Conrad and Producers Jessika Borsiczky Goyer and Steven A. Jones, six deleted scenes, a 19-minute featurette Making The Promotion, five Promotional Webisodes, three minutes of outtakes, and the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 81471
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language including sexual references and some drug use
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 86
(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): 09/02/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Steven Conrad
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Doug Stauber (Scott) is an ordinary guy who works as an assistant manager in Donaldsons, a chain grocery store. When Doug finds out a new Donaldsons is opening in his neighborhood, he decides he would like to be made manager of his own store. Both Doug and his wife Jen (Fischer) feel he is a shoo-in for the job, but when newly transferred Assistant Manager Richard Wehlner (Reilly) decides to throw his name into the hat for the position, all bets are off. As competition for The Promotion heats up, cracks in both Richard and Doug's character begin to emerge. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD shows adequate resolution, with fine details rendered well on occasion. Black levels are fairly deep as well, and there is some detailing in the shadows. The picture is washed out with poor contrast, giving fleshtones a pallid appearance. Colors are too bright, and edge enhancement is strong and noticeable throughout. (Danny Richelieu)

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