WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 25 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonso, Steven Schub.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 94966
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 5/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Robert M. Young
(Screenplay/Written By): Edward Pomerantz (Screenplay) Chris Botti (Music) Michael Barrow (Director Of Photography) Hilary Rosenfeld (Production Designer) Norman Buckley (Editor) Ted Pedas, Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin & George P. Pelecanos (Executive Producers)
(Story): NA
(Music): Chris Botti (Music)
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Hilary Rosenfeld (Production Designer)
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(Editor): Norman Buckley (Editor)
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(Executive Producers): Ted Pedas, Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin & George P. Pelecanos
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Richard Brick & Irwin Young

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 SR
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Caught is a steamy thriller about Nick (Arie Verveen), a drifter on the run from the cops who stops to live and work with Joe (Edward James Olmos) and Betty (Maria Conchita Alonso). With their own son Danny (Steven Schub) trying to make it as a stand-up comic in Hollywood, Nick becomes the son Betty and Joe have always wanted. A passionate affair emerges between Betty and Nick, and when Danny returns home with his wife, and in his rage and jealously, believes that the thief who stole his parents, is also stealing his wife!

LaserDisc Picture:
The re-composed 1.58:1 picture exhibits inconsistent color fidelity with generally natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are generally sharp and detailed with excellent shadow detail. Slight noise and minor artifacts are apparent throughout.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack’s subtle surround envelopment is supported by a well recorded jazz score that images nicely. Sound effects are generally produced in stereo with good directionality. Dialogue sounds natural and exhibits excellent spatial integration. Overall, the sound is naturally presented throughout and is sure to please.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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