WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Brady Bunch Movie, The
Genre:Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 16 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jennifer Elise Cox, Paul Sutera, Olivia Hack, Jesse Lee, Henritte Mantel, David Graf, Jack Noseworthy, Megan Ward, Jean Smart & Michael McKean

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV 32952-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 7/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Betty Thomas
(Screenplay/Written By): Laurice Elehwany, Rich Copp, Bonnie Turner & Terry Tuner
(Story): NA
(Music): Guy Moon
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Steven Jordan
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(Editor): Pete Teschner
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(Executive Producers): Alan Ladd, Jr.
(Co-Producers): Barry Berg & Jenno Topping
(Producers): Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd J. Schwartz & David Kirkpatrick

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
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Brady Bunch Movie is an almost surreal, if not ridiculous comedy based on the 1970ís television series created by Sherwood Schwartz. Almost everything can be imagined as the same except one important detail: itís the 90ís. Of course there are family dilemmas and lessons to be learned and the Bradyís definitely have their own way of dealing with things. One thing is for sure, they all seem to have a good time. Oh, and those clothes!

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.85:1 picture is sharp and detailed. The interior sets are TV bright with exceptionally vivid colors and natural fleshtones. Blacks are deep and solid. There is no noise, grain or artifacts for a clean look.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is conventional but with a well recorded music score that provides subtle surround envelopment. Otherwise its mono with the occasional surround ambient effect.
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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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