WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Annie Hall

Reviewed In Issue 29 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Christopher Walken & Colleen Dewhurst

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1231L
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $49.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1977
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Woody Allen
(Screenplay/Written By): Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman
(Story): NA
(Music): NA
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Mel Bourne
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(Editor): Ralph Rosenblum, ACE
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(Executive Producers): Robert Greenhut
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Charles H. Joffe

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.80:1

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:
Annie Hall is Woody Allen’s Academy Award®-winning, bittersweet comedy from 1977 that explores the effects of being famous, the differences between New York and Los Angeles and the ups-and-downs of personal relationships. Woody plays Alvy Singer, a neurotic writer who develops an on-again, off-again relationship with the quirky Annie Hall (Diane Keaton in an Oscar®-winning role). Humorous and clever use of cinematic techniques such as flashbacks, direct-address, subtitles... and even animation, can be seen throughout as Alvy tries desperately to make some sense out of his relationship with Annie.

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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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