WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Muppet Christmas Carol, The

Reviewed In Issue 06 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, The Great Rizzo, Fozzie Bear, Michael Caine.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): JHV
(Catalog Number): 1729AS
(MPAA Rating): G
(Retail Price): $29.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 11/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Brian Henson
(Screenplay/Written By): Jerry Juhl
(Story): NA
(Music): Miles Goodman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Val Strazovec
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Michael Jablow, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Frank Oz
(Co-Producers): Jerry Juhl
(Producers): Brian Henson & Martin G. Baker

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:
Features the Muppets in the Charles Dickensí classic holiday story. Michael caine stars as penny-pinching, stingy Ebenezer Scrooge in a wonderful, heartfelt performance told with humor and whimsy. Alone on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by ghosts who transport him to his past, present and future. Along the way he discovers the spirit of Christmas.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 transfer features a quality picture with deeply hued color and excellent blacks. The image is generally artifact-free and crisp and sharp with consistently accurate color fidelity and balance throughout.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is magnificent, particularly the original music score with its natural enveloping ambience that heightens the whimsy. Dialogue is always clear and lifelike.
(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:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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