WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Devilís Advocate, The

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen & Craig T. Nelson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 15090
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 144
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Tayolor Hackford
(Screenplay/Written By): Jonathan Lemkin & Tony Gilroy
(Story): NA
(Music): James Newton Howard
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bruno Rubeo
(Visual Effects): D-Rez Hollywood, CFC, Cinesite & Pacific Ocean Post
(Costume Designer): Judianna Makovsky
(Editor): Mark Warner
(Supervising Sound Editors): Per Hallberg
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Taylor Hackford, Michael Tadross, Erwin Stoff, Barry Bernardi & Steve White
(Co-Producers): Stephen Brown
(Producers): Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson & Arnon Milchan

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): DTS, SDDS & Dolby 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 Andrew Neiderman, The Devilís Advocate features Keanu Reeves as Kevin Lomax, a hotshot Southern defense lawyer with an unbeatable case record. When he accepts a tempting offer from an elite New York firm run by the devilish John Milton (Al Pacino), Lomax and his wife (Charlize Theron) soon learn that his seemingly sublime job can lead him straight to Hell.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(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
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