WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Anne Of The Thousand Days

Reviewed In Issue 15 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 42434
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 145
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1969
(LD Release Date): 6/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Charles Jarrott
(Screenplay/Written By): Bridget Boland & John Hale
(Story): NA
(Music): Georges DeLerue
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Maurice Carter
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(Editor): Richard Marden
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Hal B. Wallis

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Stereo & 70mm 6 Track Mag Stereo
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Anne Of The Thousand Days is based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, and adapted to the screen by Richard Sokolove. This Hal Wallis production stars Richard Burton as King Henry VIII and Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn in the story of one of histories most famous and most tragic love affairs.

LaserDisc Picture:
The Panavision scope 2.35:1 frame is perfectly preserved, and thus the superb widescreen composition. Colors are rich and vivid with natural fleshtones and deep blacks for an overall pleasing picture.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(no sound review available)
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Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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