WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 35 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Reiner, Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 44243
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date): 08/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Ron Howard
(Screenplay/Written By): Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
(Story): NA
(Music): Randy Edelman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Michael Corenblith
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Rita Ryack
(Editor): Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
(Supervising Sound Editors): Chic Ciccolini, III
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Todd Hallowell, Michel Roy, Richard Sadler
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Brian Grazer & Ron Howard

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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Story Synopsis:
Regular guy Ed Pekurny agrees to star in the new show that will follow the life of one person every moment of their lives and EDtv is born. The show is an overnight success which threatens disaster for Ed and his pals.

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