WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Hannie Caulder

Reviewed In Issue 14 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors & Stephen Boyd

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV8108-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1972
(LD Release Date): 4/1/98
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Burt Kennedy
(Screenplay/Written By): David Haft & Z.X. Jones (Burt Kennedy)
(Story): Peter Cooper
(Music): Ken Thorne
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jose Alguero
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Jim Connock
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): S. Tony Tenser & Raquel Welch
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Patrick Curtis

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.22:1

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:
Hannie Caulder is based on characters created by Ian Quicke and Bob Richards in a story of the West about a young woman (Raquel Welch) who is determined to avenge the murder of her husband and her own rape from three ruthless thugs. When renowned bounty hunter Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp) happens on the burnt-to-the-ground farm house, Hannie persuades him to let her travel with him and teaches her how to shoot. Its only a matter of time before Hannie catches up with three Clemmens Brothers, Ernest Borgnine, Strother Martin and Jack Elam, and puts an end to their blazing a trail of destruction throughout the West.

LaserDisc Picture:
The Panavision® picture has been re-framed at 2.22:1. Fleshtones appear with an orange hue in some scenes but otherwise this is a naturally good looking transfer. The source element appears to be a print with good de-tail. The original theatrical widescreen cinematography was expansive but the sides have been cropped lessening the impact.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The monaural soundtrack is adequate. A stereo mix would have better complemented this well-produced British-American film.
(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
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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