WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 34 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Video
(Catalog Number): 15980AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1998
(LD Release Date): 08/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Woody Allen
(Screenplay/Written By): Woody Allen
(Story): NA
(Music): NA
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Santo Loquasto
(Visual Effects): Indistrial Light & Magic
(Costume Designer): Suzy Benzinger
(Editor): Susan E. Morse, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Robert Hein
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): J.E. Beaucaire, Jack Rollins, Charles H. Joffe & Letty Aronson
(Co-Producers): Richard Brick
(Producers): Jean Doumanian

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): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby SR (Mono)
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Woody Allen lines up an all-star Celebrity cast for this black & white send up on the problems—and pleasures—that come with fame. When restless Journalist Lee Simon (Branagh) separates from his mousy wife Robin (Davis), he takes the opportunity to make a play for an outgoing actress (Griffith) he is interviewing. This encounter leads him to many more as his wife is having amazing life experiences of her own!

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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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