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Genre: Animation/Live Action

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

Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, Giancarlo Esposito, Rose McGowan, David Foley, Whoopi Goldberg & The Voice Talent Of John Turturro

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes forced ads, director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2001935
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for crude humor and some nudity.
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/10/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Henry Selick
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Stu Miley (Fraser) is a reluctant that his comic creation, the salacious simian, Monkeybone, has hit the mainstream. But after an unfortunate accident involving a blow-up toy, Stu lies comatose in a hospital bed. Or so it seems. Stu

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits superb color fidelity, with eye-popping hues that are dazzling with rich reds, deep blues, and solid blacks. Fleshtones are well balanced throughout. While the picture can appear slightly soft and even a bit smeared at times, images are otherwise nicely detailed with good sharpness. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. There is little edge enhancement, and few distractions overall. The black and white scenes exhibit excellent gray scale quality. Overall, this is an impressive DVD in terms of image quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel soundtracks offer a pleasant, entertaining listening experience through the impressively refined fidelity and a generally comfortable, involving spatial presence. There is often a balance of the soundstage toward the screen, but the surrounds do come alive nonetheless, notably with the music. In certain instances though the liveliness of the soundfield is surprisingly limited. Screen-based imaging is impressively wide with notable depth. The dialogue is also a notable aspect of the soundtrack, with voices and spatial integration seemingly natural and exemplary. The music is an impressive recording, and serves as the most active dimensional element of the soundtrack. Deep bass isn

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