WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Collector’s Edition

Reviewed In Issue 12 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Vilallonga, Mickey Rooney & Cat

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV15247-WS
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $$79.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1961
(LD Release Date): 11/1/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Blake Edwards
(Screenplay/Written By): George Axelrod
(Story): NA
(Music): Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Hal Pereira & Roland Anderson
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Hubert de Givenchy, Pauline Trigere & Edith Head
(Editor): Howard Smith, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Martin Jurow & Richard Shepherd

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1

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:
Limited to 5,000, this dazzling romantic comedy stars Hepburn as Holly Golightly. The set includes the soundtrack on CD, a reproduction of Hepburn’s script, complete handwritten notes, stills and more.Based on the novella by Truman Capote, Breakfast At Tiffany’s stars the lovely Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a dazzling and stylish young woman whose life is both mysterious and charming, yet heartbreaking. Holly is determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire, but develops a close relationship with her neighbor (George Peppard) who has a “benefactress in Patricia Neal. The hypnotic theme song “Moon River” won an Academy Award® and the memorable score garnered Henry Mancini a second statue in 1961.

LaserDisc Picture:
While the 1.66:1 picture is good.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
the soundtrack is undistinguished 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:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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