WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV31859-2L
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $29.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1989
(LD Release Date): 1/90
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Steven Spielberg
(Screenplay/Written By): Jeffrey Boam
(Story): George Lucas & Menno Meyjes
(Music): John Williams
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Elliot Scott
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Michael Kahn, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): George Lucas & Frank Marshall
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Robert Watts

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.33:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The third episode in the Indiana Jones series with Indy back at play once again against the Nazis, but this time a second Jones, Indy’s feisty father (Sean Connery) has joined the thrill-a-minute fun as they set out to find the mystically-empowered Holy Grail.

LaserDisc Picture:
The digital video transfer at 2.33:1 is flawless. Color fidelity and fleshtones are perfect as is the color balance from scene to scene. The pressing by PVM is completely without distracting artifacts. This is as it should be, and is what a quality presentation is all about.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The John Williams score was once again expertly recorded on the old MGM soundstage (at the time Lorimar Studios, now Sony Pictures), but this time by Dan Wallin. The Dolby Surround® is aggressive, and heightens both the atmospheric state of each scene as well as the action. This is as it should be with all films, but is exemplary with the filmmakers’ art of Lucas and Spielberg.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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