WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 12 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2.5
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 76926
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1983
(LD Release Date): 10/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): John Carpenter
(Screenplay/Written By): Bill Phillips
(Story): NA
(Music): John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Daniel Lomino
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Marion Rothman
(Supervising Sound Editors): David Yewdall
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Kirby McCauley & Mark Tarlov
(Co-Producers): Larry Franco
(Producers): Richard Kobritz

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
John Carpenterís Christine is based on the novel by Stephen King and uses a 1958 Plymouth Fury as the movieís evil character. Christine (the red and white auto) comes equipped with a sinister ability to to destroy anyone that gets in front of her evil grille. After seducing her new owner, Arnie Cunningham (Gordon) with her sleek lines and chrome-draped body, Christine becomes Fury-ous when Arnie begins dating Leigh Cabot (Paul) and takes out her road rage in unspeakable ways.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is presented in itís original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. While colors are vivid the overall quality is mediocre with unnatural fleshtones and poor shadow detail. Grain and noise as well as some artifacts are visible.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is of varying quality and is essentially monaural and wanting in fidelity with some good surround effects.
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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