By Brian M. Raftery
August 02, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER (DVD, $8) AVAILABILITY This bargain was shagged — er, snagged — in NYC’s Chinatown six days before its release. PACKAGING A bright copy of the film’s poster art. CONSUMER REPORT Has Dr. Evil taken a job at New Line’s postproduction lab? This perfectly framed wide-screen version looks suspiciously professional, with time-coding in the upper left corner and no crowd noise (even during Britney Spears’ cameo). But like Austin’s raunchy antics, it does get a bit blue: Every half minute, the screen blanks out for a split second — producing Powers outages.

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