WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Home Of Our Own, A

Reviewed In Issue 08 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Soon-Teck Oh, Tony Campisi.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): PolyGram Video
(Catalog Number): 800-630-447-1
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 03/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Tony Bill
(Screenplay/Written By): Patrick Duncan
(Story): NA
(Music): Michael Convertino
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): James L. Schoppe
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Axel Hubert
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Patrick Duncan
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Dale Pollock & Bill Borden

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): 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:
A Home Of Our Own, is a film about dreams and how one single mother, made hers come true. Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates), determined to give her family a chance in life, packs her six children into the old family car, leaves the life they have known in Los Angeles, (she has just been fired from her job on the production line), and heads for a better life and a place they can call their own. She drives to Idaho, finds a shell of a house and persuades the landowner (Soon-Tech Oh) to let the ”Lacey tribe” work in exchange for payments on the house. While she sees what it can be, her oldest son (Edward Furlong) sees it’s a disaster. With no money and only the necessities of life, they barter and borrow, using sheer determination and hard work to build their dream.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted at 1.85:1 Image quality suffers from lack of sharpness and inconsistent as well as unnatural flesh tones which appear blotched and a bit reddish in hue. Shadow detail is generally poor. There are no glaring artifacts to otherwise mar the picture.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is generally undistinguished. It is effectively mono in most scenes with some effects and music contributing to a subtle surround envelopment.
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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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