WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Don Juan De Marco

Reviewed In Issue 17 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Rachel Ticotin, Bob Dishy, Geraldine Pailhas

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID3014LI
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 10/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Jeremy Leven
(Screenplay/Written By): Jeremy Leven
(Story): NA
(Music): Michael Kamen
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Sharon Seymour
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Kirsten Everburg
(Editor): Tony Gibbs, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Dane A. Davis, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Robert Newmayer, Brian Reilly, Jeffrey Silver, Ruth Vitale & Michael DeLuca
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs & Patrick Palmer

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): DTS Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Don Juan DeMarco is a sensuous comedy about an infectious dreamer. Marlon Brando stars as Dr. Jack Meckler, a psychologist who takes on the case of treating a delusional young man (Johnny Depp) who believes he is the legendary lover Don Juan DeMarco.

LaserDisc Picture:
This 1.85:1 matted picture exhibits excellent quality throughout—sharpness, contrast, color fidelity—and no noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
Unfortunately, the front right and back right channels are switched on the Dolby AC-3 encoding, the PCM matrix soundtrack is correct. Image Entertainment intends to correct this on a new pressing. Otherwise the sound is not exceptional, just conventional movie stereo in every aspect on both versions.
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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