WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Born On The Fourth Of July
Genre:Drama

Reviewed In Issue 30 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, Willem Dafoe

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Image/Universal
(Catalog Number): ID4482MC
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $49.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 145
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1989
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Oliver Stone
(Screenplay/Written By): Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic
(Story): NA
(Music): John Williams
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bruno Rubeo
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Judy Ruskin
(Editor): David Brenner
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): A. Kitman Ho & Oliver Stone

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): DTS Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby SR & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
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Story Synopsis:
Tom Cruise gives an OscarŪ-nominated performance in Born On The Fourth Of July as Ron Kovic (based on his book), a young man who eagerly volunteered for the Vietnam war. He returns to the U.S., however, an embittered veteran paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Even though he deeply loves his country, he is confused by the environment he finds upon his return to the states and eventually finds his calling as an anti-war activist.

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(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
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(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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