WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Clear And Present Danger
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 12 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, James Earl Jones

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV 32463-2WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$44.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 141
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): Phillip Noyce
(Screenplay/Written By): Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillan & John Milius
(Story): NA
(Music): James Horner
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Terence Marsh
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(Editor): Neil Travis, ACE
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Ralph S. Singleton
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Mace Neufeld & Robert Rehme

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.21:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Sound): DTS & Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
There’s plenty of high decible gunfire explosions and other cacophony that accompanies covert U.S. military operations set in motion illegally by the President to eliminate South American drug smugglers.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.21:1 THX transfer is superb and utilized the Rank Cintel Mark III HD telecine to set a new standard of film-to-video transfer picture quality. The result is an outstanding achievement!

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The blockbuster is the first laserdisc title to be released in Dolby Surround® AC-3® Digital which requires a special player and processor to decode. But, as compared to the fine Dolby Surround mix, the 5.1 channel discrete soundfield delivers an enveloping and compelling surround ambience with exceptional clarity and dynamic range. Bass is deep, powerful and directional which calls attention to the requirement for full range reproduction in the primary LF, RF, LS and RS discrete channels. Unlike Dolby ProLogic® or with THX® processing, there is localized side-wall and back-wall imaging which resolves a coherent soundscape with matched reproducers. When you experience that sonic realism it will be clear that matrix mono surround is outmoded!
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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