WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Kid Galahad

Reviewed In Issue 09 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman & Charles Bronson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML104685
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1962
(LD Release Date): 03/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Phil Karlson
(Screenplay/Written By): William Fay
(Story): NA
(Music): Jeff Alexander
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Cary Odell
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(Editor): Stuart Gilmore, ACE
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): David Weisbart

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): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Kid Galahad stars Elvis as a young soldier who seeks a job at a boxing camp which involves him with all sorts of off-beat characters. This is a remake of an old Humphrey Bogart film with Elvis playing a dramatic role.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is framed at 1.85:1. Colors are vivid with good color fidelity, black level and detail. Flesh tones are exemplary. Some noise artifacts are distracting.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
Six classic Presely tunes—as well as the rest of the soundtrack—are presented in undistinguished mono.
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