WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Stay Tuned

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, Eugene Levy.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12595
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 1/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Peter Hyams
(Screenplay/Written By): Tom S. Parker & Jim Jennewein
(Story): Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein & Richard Siegel
(Music): Bruce Broughton
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Philip Harrison
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Peter E. Berger, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Gary Baraber & David Nicksay
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): James G. Robinson

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

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:
Stay Tuned is a slyly satirized lesson in watching too much TV. The prize is a hilariously bizarre TV world on the other side of the tube that has its moments of hilarious scenes that are based on a parity of recognizable television series and movies.

LaserDisc Picture:
This comedy adventure is well composed in a Super 35 format and has been transferred at the proper 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Color fidelity is excellent throughout. The colors are vivid and black is deep black.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby SR® produced soundtrack has an aggressive Dolby Surround® mix. Bruce Broughton’s music score is a varied mix of styles and is well recorded with excellent bass extension. The surround envelopes and is felt throughout, added by excellent sonic effects which pull you into the outrageous action sequences.
(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:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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