WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Highlander- The Final Dimension
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 15 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Unger & Mako

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Buena Vista Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 3619 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 5/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Andy Morahan
(Screenplay/Written By): Paul Ohl
(Story): William Panzer & Brad Mirman
(Music): J. Peter Robinson
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Gilles Aird & Ben Morahan
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(Editor): Yves Langlois
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Guy Collins & Charles L. Smiley
(Co-Producers): Jean Cazès, Eric Altmayer & James Daly
(Producers): Claude Léger

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Highlander: The Final Dimension stars Christopher Lambert as the Highlander character created by Gregory Widen in this third and last “chapter” in the action-adventure series. Billed as “The Steamy Director’s Cut,” this exclusive edition features additional foot-age not shown in theatres. Lambert returns as John Macleod, the “immortal” Scotsman, who must battle yet another ruthless enemy who has journeyed through time to destroy him. This time his ruthless enemy and arch rival is Kane, played by Mario Van Peebles in a performance that could only be described as caricature, but fun for fans of the genre.

LaserDisc Picture:
The Panavision® scope image is perfectly framed at 2.35:1. Colors are vivid with natural fleshtones and deep solid blacks. Images are sharp and detailed with excellent shadow detail, and there is no apparent noise or artifacts for a pleasing visual experience.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is exemplary with aggressive surround envelopment, effective sound effects, and deep bass and powerful dynamics. Dialogue is natural and well integrated.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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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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