WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Wild Wild West
Genre:Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 38 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Salma Hayek, Kenneth Branagh, Ted Levine

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 17794
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Barry Sonnenfeld
(Screenplay/Written By): Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman & S.S. Wilson
(Story): Jim Thomas & John Thomas
(Music): Elmer Bernstein
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Michael Ballhaus & Stefan Czapsky
(Visual Effects): Industrial Light & Magic & Cinesite Hollywood
(Costume Designer): Deborah Lynn Scott
(Editor): Jim Miller
(Supervising Sound Editors): Skip Lievsay & Bobby Mackston
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Tracy Glaser, Barry Josephson, Joel Simon, Kim LeMasters & Bill Todman, Jr.
(Co-Producers): Doug Lodato & Graham Place
(Producers): Jon Peters

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.821

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:
Based on the 1960s science fiction-comedy-western TV show of the same name, Wild Wild West stars Will Smith as the witty and charming James T. West and inventor and master of disguise Artemus Gordon (Kline) as special government agents assigned to foil the presidential assassination plot by diabolical genius Dr. Arliss Loveless (Branagh).

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(Deep Bass Challenging): Yes
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): Yes
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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