WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Blown Away
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 26 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Forest Whitaker, Suzy Amis.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML 106343
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $49.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 5/9/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Stephen Hopkins
(Screenplay/Written By): Joe Batteer & John Rice
(Story): John Rice, Joe Batteer & M. Jay Roach
(Music): Alan Silvestri
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John Graysmark
(Visual Effects): Out Of The Blue
(Costume Designer): Joe I. Tompkins
(Editor): Timothy Wellburn
(Supervising Sound Editors): Bob Newlan
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Lloyd Segan
(Co-Producers): Dean O’Brien
(Producers): John Watson, Richard Lewis & Pen Densham

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Blown Away is a fast-action revenge thriller featuring Bridges as U.S. police bomb squad specialist, Jimmy Dove. When a terrorist explosion hits Boston and kills a fellow officer, Dove is pulled away from his new wife and daughter to face a deeply secretive past that has come back to avenge him. Jones is Gaerity, the crazed ex-IRA soldier who has been locked behind bars in Ireland for a brutal IRA bombing. When he lands in Boston after escaping from prison, Gaerity seeks out his former friend on a mission of destruction.

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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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Superb Color Fidelity:
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