WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Four Weddings And A Funeral

Reviewed In Issue 10 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristen Scott Thomas, Simon Callow, James Fleet, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, David Bower, Corin Redgrave, Rowan Atkinson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): PolyGram Video
(Catalog Number): 800-631-769-1
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 08/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Mike Newell
(Screenplay/Written By): Richard Curtis
(Story): NA
(Music): Richard Rodney Bennett
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Maggie Gray
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Lindy Hemming
(Editor): Jon Gregory
(Supervising Sound Editors): Sue Baker
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(Executive Producers): Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Duncan Kenworthy

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.78:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Four Weddings And A Funeral is the wonderfully humorous and critically acclaimed British romantic comedy which chronicles the seemingly ill-fated romance of Charles (Grant) and Carrie (MacDowell). The couple rendezvous through chance encounters, but unfortunately, bad timing always ruins their arrangements. While both end up pledging to others, their love for one another eventually conquers and comes through, fulfilling their enchanting fate to be together.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture has been matted at 1.78:1. The picture quality is rendered with natural fleshtones, vivid colors, great contrast and excellent shadow detail. Blacks are deep, but fleshtones are a bit exaggerated. The picture is solid and clean with just the slightest apparent artifacts and grain.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack features extremely natural dialogue and spatial realism, and music from Elton John, Sting and others.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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