WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 15 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Jessica Tandy, Bridget Fonda, Elias Koteas, Maury Chaykin, Graham Greene & Hume Cronyn

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Video
(Catalog Number): 3613 AS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 6/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Deepa Mehta
(Screenplay/Written By): Paul Quarrington
(Story): NA
(Music): Stephen Endelman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Sandra Kybartas
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Barry Farrell
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Jonathan Barker
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Christina Jennings & Simon Relph

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:
Camilla, based on a short story by Ali Jennings, is a delightful drama-comedy of two women who are searching for fulfillment and find it while on the road together. Freda (Bridget Fonda), a hopeful singer/songwriter and her artist-husband Vince (Elias Koteas) are trying to make a change in their life and decide to move to Georgia. There they befriend their landlord Harold (Maury Chaykin) and his mother Camille (Jessica Tandy), the once beautiful and famous violinist. When Harold and Vince leave on business Freda and Camilla soon find they have more than music in common, they are both searching for happiness and decide to return to Toronto and the famous Winter Garden Theatre where Camille’s has a final meeting with her long-lost love.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.85:1 picture is natural in ap-pearance with good shadow detail, deep solid blacks and accurate fleshtones. Some noise is apparent in the darker scenes but the picture has no distracting artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack conveys its monaural presence with limited surround envelopment. Conventional movie stereo at work with the music providing a subtle surround effect.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz):
(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
(Deep Bass Challenging):
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
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(Aggressive Split Surround):
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(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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