WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

My Favorite Martian

Reviewed In Issue 35 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Hurley, Daryl Hannah, Wallace Shawn, Christine Ebersole, Ray Walston

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Video
(Catalog Number): 15654AS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date): 09/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Donald Petrie
(Screenplay/Written By): Sherri Stoner & Deanna Oliver
(Story): NA
(Music): John Debney
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Sandy Veneziano
(Visual Effects): Available Light, Ltd.
(Costume Designer): Hope Hanafin
(Editor): Malcolm Campbell
(Supervising Sound Editors): Michael Hilkene
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(Executive Producers): Barry Bernardi
(Co-Producers): Daryl Kass
(Producers): Robert Shapiro, Jerry Leider & Marc Toberoff

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS, SDDS & Dolby Digital
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Based on the television show created by John L. Greene, My Favorite Martian stars Jeff Daniels at Tim O’Hara, an ambitious television news reporter who discovers a wild alien life force from Mars who calls himself Uncle Martin (Lloyd) and proceeds to turn Tim’s life upside down as he tries to hide his identity on Earth—with sometimes hilarious results.

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