WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Fools Rush In

Reviewed In Issue 26 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Jill Clayburgh

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 94946
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(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):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Andy Tennant
(Screenplay/Written By): Katherine Reback
(Story): Joan Taylor & Katherine Reback
(Music): Alan Silvestri
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Edward Pisoni
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Roger Bondeli, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): John Morris
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Michael McDonnell
(Co-Producers): Anna Maria Davis
(Producers): Doug Draizin

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Alex Whitman (Perry) is a Manhattan construction supervisor building a nightclub in Las Vegas. There, he meets Isabel (Hayek), a fiery Mexican-American who believes in the power of destiny. Neither gives a thought to where a single night of passion would lead, but meet up three months later, when she announces she is pregnant and they get married. Two people from different cultures, they are forced to maintain their individuality while adjusting to a newlywed lifestyle.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture presents a gold hue through some of the scenes. Otherwise, the color fidelity is natural throughout. Images are generally sharp and detailed with excellent shadow detail. Only slight noise is apparent.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is excellent with a spatially dimensional presence offering a terrific music score that images wide and deep. Bass extension is often deep, reaching below 50Hz. The dialogue, however, sounds veiled and “produced.”
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(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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