WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Judgment Night

Reviewed In Issue 08 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Denis Leary, Stephen Dorf, Jeremy Piven.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 41890
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(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): Stephen Hopkins
(Screenplay/Written By): Lewis Colick
(Story): Lewis Colick & Jere Cunningham
(Music): Alan Silverstri
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Joseph Nemec III
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Timothy Wellburn
(Supervising Sound Editors):
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Gene Levy

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.30:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Exploitive and pandering film of revenge about four young men from suberbia who borrow a moble home for a boys’ night out at the fights but take a wrong turn off the expressway and find themselves in a desolate no-man’s land ghetto where they’re physically harassed by maruading gangs. Naturally, they have to fight back. For fans of violence.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture quality is first rate. Images are sharp and clear, and the picture is entirely free of noise or other artifacts. The transfer has been cropped to 2.30:1. Flesh tones are naturally rendered. Color fidelity and balance are excellent with strong colors, solid blacks and good shadow detail.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
This is one of those rare soundtracks that works extremely effectively. The surrounds are aggressive and provide an effective sound field envelopment that really transport you into the movie. Dialogue is always intelligible and natural. The filmmakers obviously really cared about quality and dimension. It’s a winner!
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(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
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(Aggressive Split Surround):
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(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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