WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Love Affair

Reviewed In Issue 14 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Warren Beatty, Annette Benning, Katherine Hepburn.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 13167
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(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): Glenn G. Caron
(Screenplay/Written By): Robert Towne & Warren Beatty
(Story): Milred Cram & Leo McCarey
(Music): Ennio Morricone
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Ferdinando Scarfiotti
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Robert C. Jones
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Andrew Z. Davis
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Warren Beatty

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.95:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Beatty and Benning star as two strangers who meet on a cruise following a plane crash. They fall in love, even though they are both engaged to others. To test their love, they decide to meet, after three months of no contact, on the top of the Empire State Building if their love stands strong. The ending will leave a lump in your throat.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.95:1 picture is extremely soft lacking detail. Fleshtones are inconsistent and the color fidelity is hyped for a colorized look. Slight grain and noise is apparent throughout but there are no distracting artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has an occasional subtle surround effect but otherwise mono.
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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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