WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Sandlot, The

Reviewed In Issue 06 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardik, Marty York.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 8500-85
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(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): David Mickey Evans
(Screenplay/Written By): David Mickey Evans & Robert Gunter
(Story): NA
(Music): David Newman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Chester Kaczenski
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Michael A. Stevenson, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Mark Burg, Chris Zarpas & Cathleen Summers
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Dale de la Torre & William S. Gilmore

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.33:1

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:
The Sandlot is a heartwarming family comedy about a neighborhood gang of good-natured young boys who love baseball. The new kid on the block, Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) who doesn’t have a friend in the world gets befriended by the gang’s young hero, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (Mike Vitar). Scotty soon makes new friends and finds himself playing baseball as well as the rest of the kids on the neighborhood sandlot. When a priceless Babe Ruth-autographed baseball falls into the clutches of the terrible beast behind the left field fence, the adventure begins as they try to retrieve the ball. The Sandlot is a terrific fun movie that will bring a nostalgic smile to anyone who remembers the joys of summer as a kid.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.33:1 images in this film are wonderful with lots of color and natural charm.. Picture quality is sharp and flesh tones are accurate with no trace of artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is superb with super enveloping surrounds and well defined stereo separation. Screen and surround bass response is well extended as well.
(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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