WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Paint Your Wagon

Reviewed In Issue 09 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Ray Walston, Harve Presnell.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV6933-2WS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $49.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 164
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1969
(LD Release Date): 04/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Joshua Logan
(Screenplay/Written By): Alan Jay Lerner
(Story): NA
(Music): Frederick Loewe & Andre Previn/Nelson Riddle (Score)
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John Truscott
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer): John Truscott
(Editor): Robert C. Jones
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Alan Jay Lerner

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.20:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Stereo & 70mm 6 Track Mag Stereo
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Paint Your Wagon, based on the Broadway musical play by Lerner and Lowe, is a story about life in the mid 19th century west and the wild and brawny men who live there. Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood (with singing parts), star in this crazy, fun musical of a goldmining boom town called No Name City. They become partners even to the point of sharing Lee Marvin’s wife (Jean Seberg), won in an auction. The women-starved miners decide to kidnap a group of women “entertainers” who have been solicited by another town, who in turn use their influence to give No Name some stability. With wonderful scenery and upbeat musical scores the movie provides a fun and definitely entertaining comedy.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is a real looker. Colors are strong and vivid with perfectly natural fleshtones. Blacks are well defined as is the shadow detail. The 2.20:1 transfer is essentially noise and artifact free for a pristine and detailed picture.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is first rate with a spectacular stereophonic soundstage and wonderful music. Dialogue and effects are directionalized.
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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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