WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Love Jones

Reviewed In Issue 26 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Khalil Kain & Bill Bellamy

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID3958LI
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
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Credits Information
(Director): Theodore Witcher
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DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.82:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): SDDS & Dolby Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Love Jones is a romantic comedy about Nina Mosely (Nia Long), a beautiful photographer and Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate), a sweet-talking writer—two confused lovers who discover that one can never underestimate the power of a love jones. Although Darius often settles for Ms. Right Now, he senses a difference in Nina and pursues her relentlessly. His persistence pays off when the burned-one-too-many-times Nina finally lets her resistance down. When the duo get together, their battle of the sexes is one wild and head spinning roller coaster ride.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.82:1 picture begins with a black and white sequence that exhibits an excellent grayscale. Colors are fully saturated with natural fleshtones and deep, solid blacks. Images are sharp and detailed with excellent shadow detail. The picture is solid without noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby® Digital and matrix PCM soundtracks are conventional sounding with the music score providing subtle envelopment, though often there is no signal in the discrete version. Dialogue sounds completely natural. Otherwise the sound is predominantly mono.
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