WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

Reviewed In Issue 34 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 15965AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1998
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Scott Spiegel
(Screenplay/Written By): Scott Spiegel & Duane Whitaker
(Story): Scott Spiegel & Boaz Yakin
(Music): Joseph Stanley Williams
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Felipe Fernandez Del Paso
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Bob Murawski
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(Executive Producers): Lawrence Bender, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino
(Co-Producers): Elizabeth Avellan & Paul Raleigh
(Producers): Gianni Nummari, Meir Teper & Michael Murphey

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 Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
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LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture is sharp and detailed with nicely rendered definition. Colors are stylized, but balanced with a warm overall appearance. The brighter exterior scenes often appear oversaturated and smeared, but with this film often taking place at night, the picture is generally pleasing throughout.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby® Surround soundtrack is quite spatially dimensional with an aggressive surround presence, but fidelity is excessively bright and strident. The music is especially expansive. Bass impact is wanting during intense full scale SPL sequences and daunts the dynamic intent of the scene. Dialogue is mono directed though generally natural sounding and spatially integrated.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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