WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 06 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Arye Gross, Claudia Christian, Adrienne Shelly, Ray Baker, Norman Fell.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2.5
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 51586
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 07/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Alan Spencer
(Screenplay/Written By): Alan Spencer
(Story): Na
(Music): Lance Rubin
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Brenton Swift
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Debra McDermott
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Bernie Brillstein & Howard Klein
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Marc S. Fischer & Louis G. Friedman

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A funny parody of erotic thrillers. Hexina (Christian) is a famous French supermodel who comes to stay at the hotel where Matthew (Gross) works as a desk clerk. They meet and Matthew soon discovers that Hexina is really an escaped American lunatic whose intentions are to kill everybody she encounters - 32 people at last count.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture exhibits a soft, film-like quality and subdued colors. Some viewers may find the colors a little too soft and a little too subdued for their taste as I did. Otherwise the hues appear natural. The transfer is matted to a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
While Dolby Surround® is credited for the soundtrack there is virtually no surrounds heard throughout the movie, not even subtle surround effects. Bandwidth is quite limited with no real extension of either bass or treble. This causes the sound to be unappealing.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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