WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Follow That Dream

Reviewed In Issue 09 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Elvis Presley, Arthur O’Connell, Anne Helm, Simon Oakland.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML104567
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1961
(LD Release Date): 04/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Gordon Douglas
(Screenplay/Written By): Charles Lederer
(Story): NA
(Music): Hans J. Slater
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Mal Bert
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): William B. Murphy, ACE
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): David Weisbart

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.25:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
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(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Follow That Dream is a flamboyant light comic story starring Elvis as a naive country boy amidst a backwoods family who take up residence on the Florida Keys coast with the head of the Florida Highway Department trying to evict them. It features five song and dance classics by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is slightly cropped at 2.25:1 from its original Panavision® 2.35:1 theatrical presentation. Some noise artifacts are noticeable, but otherwise the colors are mostly vivid with good contrast, natural fleshtones and acceptable shadow detail.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
Unfortunately, the sound is undistinguished monaural.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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