WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Dr. No
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman & Jack Lord

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML105406
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1962
(LD Release Date): 3/98
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): Terence Young
(Screenplay/Written By): Richard Maibaum, Johanna Jarwood & Berkely Mather
(Story): NA
(Music): Monty Norman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Ken Adam
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Peter Hunt
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.68:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
(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 Ian Fleming, Dr. No features Sean Connery in his film debut as James Bond, Agent 007. In the Carribean, mysterious energy waves are interfering with U.S. missile launches and it is Bondís mission to solve the crisis. With the help of CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jack Lord) and the beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress, She), Bond begins to unravel the truth. He must square off against the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organization and their evil plans for world domination.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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