Meet The Fockers

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Crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference
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Jay Roach
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Jack Byrnes has finally allowed his future son-in-law, male nurse Greg Focker (Stiller) into his "circle of trust." But while Greg and his fianceé Pam (Polo) are excitedly planning their wedding, domestic disaster looms when Jack asks to meet Greg's wildly unconventional parents. So they all climb aboard Jack's new state-of-the-art RV and hit the road to meet Bernie and Roz Focker (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand). Ready or's time to "Meet The Fockers"! What could possibly go wrong? (Suzanne Hodges)

Special features include commentary with Director Jay Roach and Editor/Co-Producer Jon Poll, deleted scenes (HD 15:45), bloopers (SD 11:03), behind the scenes with Jinx the Cat (SD 04:02), The Manary Gland visual gag (SD 03:05), the "Fockers' Family Portrait" (SD 05:59), "The Adventures Of A Baby Wrangler" featurette (SD 05:32), Matt Lauer Meets The Fockers interviews (SD 07:57), My Scenes bookmarks, and BD-Live functionality.

As with the previously reviewed anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD in Issue 97, the 1.85:1 1080p VC-1 picture exhibits a bright and colorful palette that is perfectly suitable for the genre. Colors are richly saturated with, at times, a hint of over saturation in occasionally ruddy fleshtones. Sharpness is nicely revealing of facial features and object textures, at times, appearing soft or somewhat smeared. Still, details can be nicely rendered, and contrast and shadow delineation exhibit natural balance, with deep blacks. This is a pleasantly vibrant and colorful viewing experience that will please fans. (Gary Reber)

As with the previous DVD's Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack the DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack shows good articulation in the dialogue, which brings life to the presentation. The surround envelopment is fairly limited, although occasional pans from the surroundfield to the front can be enjoyable, and the surround presence can exert aggressive energy. The full complement of channels is not used very effectively with music, with basic surround integration. The structure is typical of films of this genre, being very center-channel dominant—the crisp dialogue makes the soundtrack. (Gary Reber/Danny Richelieu)