WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Thomas Crown Affair, The

Reviewed In Issue 38 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ML107272
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): John McTiernan
(Screenplay/Written By): Leslie Dixon & Kurt Wimmer
(Story): Alan R. Trustman
(Music): Bill Conti
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bruno Rubeo
(Visual Effects): Pixel Magic & Pop Film
(Costume Designer): Kate Harrington
(Editor): John Wright, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): George Watters II
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Michael Tadross
(Co-Producers): Roger Paradiso
(Producers): Pierce Brosnan & Beau St. Clair

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

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:
The Thomas Crown Affair gets a 90s update with Pierce Brosnan as the smooth billionaire who steals a priceless painting from a New York museum just for the thrill of it. Rene Russo stars as insurance investigator Catherine Banning who initiates an intoxicating game of cat and mouse with Mr. Crown.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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