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Dudley Do-Right [DVD] [1999]

Release Date:12/28/1999
It's nice to have a choice between DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1, but the kind folks at Universal have included Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround for the French-language track, which is nice for the Canadians who will surely want to see how their dear Mounties are depicted in this merely amusing send-up. The other choice viewers have is widescreen or pan-and-scan, and choices are always nice even if pan-and-scan is the devil's work. The image looks bright and sharp in both formats, but crisper and with better resolution in the widescreen. The DVD for Dudley Do-Right includes a DVD-ROM feature that accesses a jigsaw puzzle at the Universal website; it's not much, but it's something, and with a clunker like this film, viewers will have to do everything they can to give the impression of "value added." The theatrical trailer, production notes, and text cast bios are included, but they look sharper at the Universal website.
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    Special Features

    • Widescreen and full frame formats
    • Both Dolby Digital and DTS audio tracks
    • Production notes
    • Cast & filmmakers
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Special DVD-ROM features including interactive game


    Dudley Do-Right
    After giving George of the Jungle human form, Brendan Fraser returns to cartoon-land with another live-action update of an animated TV classic. Set in the peaceful village of Semi-Happy Valley high in the Canadian Rockies, our story focuses on Dudley Do-Right (Fraser), a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who never lets his lack of intelligence get in the way of his dedication and determination to get his man. Dudley's superior, Inspector Fenwick (Robert Prosky), displays a bemused tolerance towards Dudley's enthusiastic ineptitude, and Dudley is beguiled by the Inspector's daughter, Nell (Sarah Jessica Parker), who has made a home in Seattle after traveling the world, but is now paying her father an extended visit. Before Dudley can make much of a (positive) impression on Nell, the evil Snidely Whiplash (Alfred Molina) enters the picture. Determined to take Semi-Happy Valley for everything it's worth, Snidely sends Dudley in search of vampires hiding in the woods, and, while he's away, plants gold nuggets in a nearby stream. When a prospector (Eric Idle) happens upon them, word gets out that Semi-Happy Valley is gold country. Quickly opening a string of businesses to cater to the flood of would-be gold miners, Snidely becomes the town's richest citizen, and Semi-Happy Valley is even renamed Whiplash City. Snidely's fame and wealth gain Nell's attention, while Dudley's search for vampires causes the Inspector to fire him. However, in time, Dudley realizes that something is afoot, and he is determined to expose Snidely Whiplash and bring him to justice. Director Hugh Wilson wrote and directed the first film in the Police Academy series; Dudley Do-Right was his second directorial credit of 1999 with Brendan Fraser, after they worked together on Blast From the Past. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Brendan Fraser
      Brendan Fraser - Dudley Do-Right
    • Sarah Jessica Parker
      Sarah Jessica Parker - Nell Fenwick
    • Alfred Molina
      Alfred Molina - Snidely Whiplash
    • Eric Idle
      Eric Idle - The Prospector
    • Robert Prosky
      Robert Prosky - Inspector Fenwick

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