WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Absolute Power

Reviewed In Issue 25 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman & Judy Davis

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): C2508
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 7/7/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Clint Eastwood
(Screenplay/Written By): William Goldman
(Story): NA
(Music): Lennie Niehaus
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Henry Bumstead
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Joel Cox
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Tom Rooker
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Clint Eastwood & Karen Spiegel

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

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Eastwood stars as Luther Whitney, a master thief close to retirement. He has chosen a high-profile target as his last career job. Luther’s mission—to break into the political powerbroker’s mansion and raid the hidden vault. In the midst of the burglary, Luther witnesses a bizarre murder involving the President of the United States (Hackman), the President’s Chief of Staff (Davis) and two secret service agents. Almost immediately, a cover-up is set in motion with Luther implicated by the perpetrators.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(Deep Bass Challenging): Yes
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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