WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Cowboy Way, The

Reviewed In Issue 12 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson, Cara Buono, Marg Helgenberger, Tomas Millian

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 42151
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 11/1/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Gregg Champion
(Screenplay/Written By): Bill Wittliff
(Story): Rob Thompson & Bill Wittliff
(Music): David Newman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John Jay Moore
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Aude Bronson-Howard
(Editor): Michael Tronick
(Supervising Sound Editors): J. Paul Huntsman
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): G. Mac Brown, Karen Kehela & Bill Witliff
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Brian Grazer

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Cowboy Way is an urban action comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland as Pepper and Sonny, a pair of crazy cowboys who—when they blow their chance at the National Rodeo Finals in New Mexico—set out for the Big Apple to find their pal Nacho (Joachin Martinez), who has vanished in search of his own missing daughter (Cara Buono). On horseback in the big city, the two meddle with their tense friendship while encountering city thugs, crowds and subways.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted at 1.85:1. It is natural in appearance with excellent color fidelity and sharpness, accurate fleshtones, solid blacks and no noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack has ex-cellent surround envelopment and directionalized sound effects. Bass is deep and powerful. Great music score as well.
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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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