WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 08 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne, Dominique Blanc, Henri Marteau, Carlo Brandt, Gerard Lartigau, Hubert Saint Macary, Andrzej Seweryn

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 27236
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 156
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 02/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Regis Wargnier
(Screenplay/Written By): Catherine Cohen, Louis Gardel, Erik Orsenna & Regis Wargnier
(Story): NA
(Music): Patrick Doyle
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jacques Bufnoir
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Gabriella Pescucci & Pierre Yves Gayraud
(Editor): Genevieve Winding & Agnes Schwab
(Supervising Sound Editors): Genevieve Winding & Agnes Schwab
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Alain Belmondo & Gerard Crosnier
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Eric Huemann & Jean Labadie

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): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Indochine, the Best Foreign language Academy AwardŽ winner stars Catherine Deneuve who received a nomination for her performance as Eliane Devries, the prosperous owner of a rubber plantation in Indochina in the period 1930 to 1940. She hides her personal life of torrid love affairs and drugs from the upper crust society in which she lives.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture is very natural looking and softly focused with no glaring artifacts. Contrast is good and the colors are rich in beauty.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is credited in stereo but it is a misrepresentation as it is mono.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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