WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

Reviewed In Issue 12 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 8595-85
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$99.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1969
(LD Release Date): 11/1/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): George Roy Hill
(Screenplay/Written By): William Goldman
(Story): NA
(Music): Burt Bacharach
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jack Martin Smith & Philip Jefferies
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): John C. Howard & Richard C. Meyer, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Paul Monash
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): John Foreman

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:
The 1969 Academy Award®-winner for Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Score and Original Song (“Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”), Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman as likeable outlaws who have grown tired of outrunning the law in the Old West. So, accompanied by Sundance’s girlfriend (Ross), they travel to Bolivia, learn the language of bank robbing and take another shot at success as “Bandidos Yanquis.”

LaserDisc Picture:
Framed at the original 2.35:1 scope aspect ratio, the picture has a natural look with purposely subdued and undersaturated colors in several scenes for an overall soft rendering. Fleshtones are natural and dark scenes are solid with virtually no grain or aritfacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is monaural.
(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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