WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Far Off Place, A
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 06 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack Thompson, Maximillian Schell.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1795AS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 10/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Mikael Salomon
(Screenplay/Written By): Robert Caswell, Jonathan Hensleigh & Sally Robinson
(Story): NA
(Music): James Horner
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Gemma Jackson
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Ray Lovejoy
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall & Gerald R. Molen
(Co-Producers): William W. Wilson III
(Producers): Eva Monley & Elaine Sperber

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.25:1

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A wonderful action packed adventure story about two teens who face incredible odds, and the ever present danger from their pursuers in a journey across the treacherous African desert. They befriend a native bushman who as their guide helps them to survive. A tale of strength, fraility, courage, survival and friendship.

LaserDisc Picture:
Gorgeous photography by cinematographer/director Mikael Salomon and his director of photography Juan-Ruitz-Anchia make this a visually stimulating experience. The transfer quality is impeccable with accurate fleshtones and excellent color fidelity and contrast. The image has been cropped to 2.25:1

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The excellent Dolby Surround® soundtrack, although with subtle surrounds, has a dynamic James Horner score that is enchanting.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(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:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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