WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Rooster Cogburn (And The Lady)

Reviewed In Issue 10 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan, John McIntire.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 41781
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1975
(LD Release Date): 06/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Stuart Millar
(Screenplay/Written By): Martin Julien
(Story): NA
(Music): Laurence Rosenthal
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): William Gray
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Edith Head
(Editor): Robert Swink, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Hal B. Wallis

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Suggested by the character Rooster Cogburn from the novel “True Grit” by Charles Portis, Rooster Cogburn (...And The Lady) stars John Wayne in the role of an old and tough, gunfighting, whiskey-guzzling deputy marshal who meets the prim and proper Reverend’s daughter Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn). Together, they uncompromisingly team up to avenge the death of Eula’s father and, along the way, develop a surprisingly warm love for each other.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is framed at 2.35:1. Images and fleshtones are overall natural looking with good detail, even though the transfer element appears to be a release print. The picture is slightly grainy and there are some minor artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
Unfortunately the movie was released in 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
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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