WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Endless Summer II, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 15 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, Patrick O’Donnell.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID2683LI
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(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): Bruce Brown
(Screenplay/Written By): Bruce Brown & Dana Brown
(Story): NA
(Music): Gary Hoey & Phil Marshall
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): NA
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(Editor): Bruce Brown & Dana Brown
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Michael Harpster
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Ron Moler & Roger Riddell

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): DTS Digital
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(Remastered Dolby Digital):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Endless Summer II is an endless fun ride for surfing fans throughout the world. This is the follow-up to the original movie released in 1994. Since that time the sport has expanded from just four countries to virtually every country in the world that has a coastline and on almost every island in every ocean. Champion surfers Robert “Wingnut” Weaver and Pat O’Connell pick-up their search for the perfect wave. With great surfing scenes from around the world, from the huge wall of water of Hawaii’s Waimea Bay to the uninhabited surfing areas in different parts of the world, we get to know surfers who are tops in their profession and others who are just out to have a great time. This is a gem of a film that pays homage to the thrills and adventure of surf boarding.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted at 1.85:1. There are scene to scene inconsistencies in color fidelity and other visual elements but the images are often visually captivating, if not exciting. Colors are vivid and fleshtones are naturally rendered. The picture is free of noise and artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is undistinguished monaural, except for the music score which is often well recorded and presented.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
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