SRP $19.99 1.85:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 BUENA VISTA

BUENA VISTA has released a "Special Edition" of "DON'T BE A MENACE..." on dvd.  While this reviewer has found some of the Wayan's brothers films to have "some" laughs in the past, this can't be said here.  There isn't one genuinely original funny moment in the film. Not having seen the original version, there's no way to tell what's been added, but it didn't make it good!  The Wayans Brothers throw one reference after another to urban-famed films, but they're still not funny. It's even more disappointing that Director Paris Barclay, a man whom has proven his ability time and time again with the better episodes of "NYPD BLUE" couldn't do anything original here.

BUENA VISTA has preserved the film's 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are stable but never bright. There's an abundance of grain as well. Fleshtones appear natural.

BUENA VISTA has provided a Dolby Digital 2.0 mix. The majority of sound is delegated to the front channel, although minor separation occurs with the other front speakers. Surrounds kick in to boost the score. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion, although levels are lower than usual.

BUENA VISTA has included two short featurettes and an unfunny deleted scene.