WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 16 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Jason Mewes, Lisa Spoonauer

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2
Sound Rating: 2.5
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While the production quality is much to be desired (but then the movie was made on a modest budget of $27,575), this edition is the director’s cut and includes a complete audio commentary on the making of this offbeat film by Kevin Smith. Some scenes are expanded and were not seen in theatres as such. As well, an alternate ending, the theatrical trailer and music video are included.

DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Video
(Catalog Number): 3618 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 8/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Kevin Smith
(Screenplay/Written By): Kevin Smith
(Story): NA
(Music): Various
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): NA
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Scott Mosier & Kevin Smith
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Scott Mosier & Kevin Smith

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:
If you haven’t yet been to Quick Stop Groceries or RST Video... what are you waiting for! Check in with Dante and Randal, two honorable Clerks who wreak havoc on their stores and play games with their customers heads.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.85 picture is extremely grainy and noisy. It was probably shot with 16mm cameras and the source element appears to be a print. Contrast is poor, and images are soft. The technical effort appears amateurish.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is effectively mono with varied dialogue quality that is occasionally distorted, but with a well recorded music score.
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