WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Nutty Professor, The

Reviewed In Issue 25 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chapelle & John Ales

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 43033
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 11/9/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Tom Shadyac
(Screenplay/Written By): David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, Tom Shadyac & Steve Oedekerk
(Story): NA
(Music): David Newman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): William Elliott
(Visual Effects): The Computer Film Company Inc. & Rhythm & Hues
(Costume Designer): Ha Nguyen
(Editor): Don Zimmerman
(Supervising Sound Editors): Michael Hilkene
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Jerry Lewis, Karen Kehela & Mark Lipsky
(Co-Producers): James D. Brubaker
(Producers): Brian Grazer

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
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Nutty Professor is the larger than life comedy based on the movie written by Jerry Lewis and Bill Richmond. When 400 pound Professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) takes dieting matters into his own hands by inventing a revolutionary fat gene formula, the painfully shy professor turns into a sweet-talkin’, testosterone-driven ladies’ man—until he discovers that his long-lasting diet aid can wear off at any time.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture quality is superb in all aspects. Only the slightest noise is apparent in some scenes.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
This DTS® Digital Surround soundtrack has improved presence and fidelity over the PCM. The music score on the DTS version has a wider soundstage with improved imaging, making the matrix seem slightly muffled. Surround envelopment is subtle and limited to mono.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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