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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Muppets Take Manhattan, The

Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 52 (Sept 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

The Muppet Performers Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Richard Hunt & Jerry Nelson And Co-Stars Art Carney, James Coco, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Linda Lavin & Joan Rivers

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes an informative interview with Jim Henson,

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05616
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1984
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/05/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Oz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Jacket notes DVD-10 disc format, with widescreen version on one side and full screen format on flip side. The disc is actually a DVD-9 dual-layer format.

Story Synopsis:
Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, and all the fresh-faced kids, are Broadway Bound in The Muppets Take Manhattan. After scoring a big hit with their college Senior Variety Show,

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing picture, one with vibrant colors that are well balanced, with deep blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with good definition. Other times, the picture can be quite soft. Occasionally, finer details shimmer slightly and there is a bit of pixelization, but overall the picture is quite solid. The source is quite clean, with a few artifacts and occasional film grain. Edge enhancement is bothersome at times, though many scenes are free from its distraction. (Suzanne Hodges)

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