WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

That Night

Reviewed In Issue 08 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Helen Shaver, Eliza Dushku.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12572
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 02/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Craig Bolotin
(Screenplay/Written By): Craig Bolotin
(Story): NA
(Music): David Newman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Maher Ahmad
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(Editor): Priscilla Nedd-Friendly, ACE
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(Executive Producers): Julie Kirkham & Elliott Lewitt
(Co-Producers): Llewellyn Wells
(Producers): Arnon Milchan & Steven Reuther

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.82:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
That Night is based on the novel by Alice McDermott and stars Juliette Lewis and C. Thomas Howell as the teenage romantics in 1960’s suburbia. Their 10-year old neighbor, Eliza Dushku, is fascinated by the teenager, played by Juliette Lewis, and all she stands for. When the lovers find they are separated by the social conventions of the adults in their community where they live, because he is from the wrong side of town, the 10-year old turns cupid, involving herself in their lives. The story is told from the point of view of the young girl and is yet another example of the impressive work that actress Juliette Lewis has to her credit.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer is framed at 1.82:1. The picture has excellent flesh tone hues and contrasts which highlight the differing complexions. Color fidelity is superb with solid blacks and good shadow detail. There are no visible noise artifacts to detract from the fine image quality on this disc.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is very well recorded, defined and dynamic with a subtle Dolby Surround® ambience. It features a group of selections of golden oldies from the 1960s.
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