WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Made In America

Reviewed In Issue 06 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12652
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 11/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Richard Benjamin
(Screenplay/Written By): Holly Goldberg Sloan
(Story): Marcia Brandwynne, Nadine Schiff & Holly Goldberg Sloan
(Music): Mark Isham
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Evelyn Sakash
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Jacqueline Cambas
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Nadine Schiff & Marcia Brandwynne
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Arnon Milchan, Michael Douglas & Rich Bieber

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.93:1

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A hilarious comedy about a bright teenage girl who finds out that her father is not dead after all but is an anonymous sperm bank donor and is alive and well. The complications really arise when the girl introduces him to her mom (Goldberg) with the hopes they’ll resolve their differences. Ted Dawson plays the new-found father.

LaserDisc Picture:
Rich saturated color and sharp clear images make this a virtually flawless picture. Contrast is excellent as is image detail. There is not a trace of noise artifacts. The matted transfer is 1.93:1.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® effects are subtle but effective overall, especially with the presence of Mark Isham wonderful score.
(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
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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