WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Postman, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 29 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, James Russo, Tom Petty.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 15519
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $24.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 178
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Kevin Costner
(Screenplay/Written By): Eric Roth & Brian Helgeland
(Story): NA
(Music): James Newton Howard
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Ida Random
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Peter Boyle
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Jim Wilson, Steve Tisch & Kevin Costner

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(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:
Kevin Costner takes on his Dances With Wolves triple duties of director, co-producer and actor in The Postman. The year is 2013 and the United States is a wasteland of scattered bands of terrorized survivors. Costner stars as an enigmatic drifter with a mule named Bill, who unwittingly has the power to inspire hope for the future.

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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): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): Yes
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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