WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Runaway Bride
Genre:Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 38 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley, Christopher Meloni

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV323843-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Garry Marshall
(Screenplay/Written By): Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott
(Story): NA
(Music): James Newton Howard
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Mark Friedberg
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Albert Wolsky
(Editor): Bruce Green, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Robert L. Sephton, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Ted Tannebaum, David Madden & Gary Lucchesi
(Co-Producers): Ellen H. Schwartz, Mario Iscovich, Karen Stirgwolt & Richard Wright
(Producers): Ted Field,, Tom Rosenberg, Scott Kroopf & Robert Cort

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.30:1

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Small-town girl Maggie Carpenter (Roberts) has built a reputation for getting close to the altar, but, for one reason or another, quickly becomes the Runaway Bride every time. Richard Gere plays Ike Graham, a cynical newspaperman who is looking to write an exposť of Maggie and her exploits but soon finds himself falling for the her just like all the rest.

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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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