WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Wood, The

Reviewed In Issue 38 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Taye Diggs, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Sean Nelson, Malinda Williams

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV336993-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Rick Famuyiwa
(Screenplay/Written By): Rick Famuyiwa
(Story): Rick Famuyiwa & Todd Boyd
(Music): Robert Hurst
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Roger Fortune & Maxine Shepard
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Darryle Johnson
(Editor): John Carter, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Gregory Hedgepath, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Van Toffler
(Co-Producers): Douglas Curtis
(Producers): Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa & David Gale

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.82:1

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Itís three hours before Rolandís (Diggs) wedding and ďcanít nobody find him!Ē So his best buddies Slim (Jones) and Mike (Epps) hunt him down and spend those last single hours reminiscing about their adolescence in The Wood... otherwise know as Inglewood, California. Memories can be enjoyable, and these three friends really know how to look back on the best of times. Lots of fun.

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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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Superb Color Fidelity:
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