WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Far From Home: The Adventures Of Yellow Dog

Reviewed In Issue 15 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davidson, Jesse Bradford, Tom Bower, Joel Palmer.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 8730-85
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 81
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 7/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Philip Borsos
(Screenplay/Written By): Phillip Borsos
(Story): NA
(Music): John Scott
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Mark S. Freeborn
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(Editor): Sidney Wolinsky
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Peter O’Brian

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 SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Filmed in beautiful southern British Columbia, Far From Home: The Adventures Of Yellow Dog is a breathtaking tale of survival, friendship and the magic of family. While on a father-son fishing trip the boy and his newfound golden labrador whom he names Yellow are thrown overboard in a violent storm, and find themselves on a desolate island. Their struggle to survive in the wilderness and their ultimate triumph against overwhelming odds is a heartwarming adventure and breathtaking tale of survival that your whole family can share, and won’t soon forget.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.85:1 picture is overall sharp and detailed but with varying scene quality due to noise in the darker scenes. Fleshtones are natural as is the picture’s entire visual rendering with its spectacular cinematography. The picture is virtually absent of artifact distractions for an experience that is sure to please.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has consistently excellent surround envelopment provided by both scene specific sound effects and the music score. Well integrated dialogue and a drenching thunderstorm are standouts.
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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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