WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Gauntlet, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 16 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Clint Eastwood, Sandra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney & Michael Cavanaugh

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 13923
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1977
(LD Release Date): 9/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Clint Eastwood
(Screenplay/Written By): Michael Butler & Dennis Shryack
(Story): NA
(Music): Jerry Fielding
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Allen E. Smith
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Allen E. Smith
(Editor): Ferris Webster & Joel Cox
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Robert Daley

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Gauntlet stars Clint Eastwood as a hard-drinking, burned-out Phoenix cop on a mission to bring back a hard-core hooker (Locke) from Las Vegas to testify in an important trialóthat is, if some very bad guys donít see her dead first. There are lots of explosions, gunfire, helicopters and special effects plus a great jazz orchestral score by Jerry Fielding.

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