WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher, Anna Thompson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12531
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 131
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 07/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Clint Eastwood
(Screenplay/Written By): David Webb Peoples
(Story): NA
(Music): Lennie Nielhaus
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Henry Bunstead
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Joel Cox
(Supervising Sound Editors): Alan Robert Murray & Walter Newman
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): David Valdes
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Clint Eastwood

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.45:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Eastwood produced and directed this modern Western which rode off with four 1992 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director. Eastwood and Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws William Munny and Ned Logan, who pick up their guns one more time to collect a bounty offered by vengeful prostitutes for the defacing of one of theirs by a drunken cowboy.

LaserDisc Picture:
This is a dark imaged film photographed in dark night or in dimly lit frontier interiors. To optimize the picture’s contrast you will want to view the movie in a darkened setting. Landscapes look natural as do flesh tones in difficult interior scenes.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
Viewing this film is a chilling experience heightened by an aggressive surround soundtrack that we were able to further enhance in the Fosgate Model 3A 70mm Wide mode. A thunderstorm produced bass down to a solid 25 Hz and the pounding rain throughout much of the movie sounded real enough to heighten the drama and tension.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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