WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Itís PatóThe Movie

Reviewed In Issue 14 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Julia Sweeny, David Foley, Charles Rocket.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Video
(Catalog Number): 2751 AS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 78
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 3/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Adam Bernstein
(Screenplay/Written By): Jim Emerson, Stephen Hibbert & Julia Sweeney
(Story): NA
(Music): Mark Mothersbaugh
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Michelle Minch
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Norman Hollyn
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Teri Schwartz
(Co-Producers): Cyrus Yavneh & Richard Wright
(Producers): Charles B. Wessler

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): Dolby Stereo A
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Julia Sweeneyís androgynous character Pat from TVís Saturday Night Live! is the star of Itís PatóThe Movie. Considered by fans of the recurring televised skit to be an outrageously funny adventure, the movie casts a group of nutty characters trying to discover Patís true gender in a series of in-credible escapades.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture has a soft filtered look with inconsistent fleshtones. Some scenes appear to be washed out and lit excessively bright. Some slight noise and grain and minor artifacts are visible in the picture.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has the subtlest surround presence which can be attributed to a well recorded and dynamic music score.
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(Aggressive Split Surround):
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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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