WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 38 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney, George Dzunda

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score:
Internet Links


DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Video
(Catalog Number): 15991AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Jon Turteltaub
(Screenplay/Written By): Gerald DiPego
(Story): Gerald DiPego
(Music): Danny Elfman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Garreth Stover
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Richard Francis-Bruce, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Wolfgang Petersen & Gail Katz
(Co-Producers): Richard Lerner, Brian Doubleday & Christina Steinberg
(Producers): Michael Taylor & Barbara Boyle

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.32:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS, SDDS & Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Is he a madman or simply behaving with animal Instinct? Noted anthropologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins) has been deemed criminally insane, but psychiatrist Theo Caulder (Gooding) believes there may be a very different explanation to this once highly respected scientistís departure from reality. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me scene-stealer Verne Troyer plays one of the gorillas encountered by Powell during the lush tropical scenes.

LaserDisc Picture:

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
Reference LaserDisc:
Collector Edition: