WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

10 Things I Hate About You

Reviewed In Issue 37 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Olenik, Larry Miller, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Susan May Pratt, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Allison Janney

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Video
(Catalog Number): 16232AS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Gil Junger
(Screenplay/Written By): Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith
(Story): NA
(Music): Richard Gibbs
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Carol Winstead Wood
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Kimberly A. Tillman
(Editor): O. Nicholas Brown
(Supervising Sound Editors): Donald J. Malouf, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Jeffrey Chernov & Seth Jaret
(Co-Producers): Jody Hedien
(Producers): Andrew Lazar

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

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:
If you get the feeling you’ve seen the story of “10 Things I Hate About You” before, maybe you’re thinking of Shakespeare’s “The Taming Of The Shrew.” The setting is different, but the concept is the same. Highschooler Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) falls for sweet Bianca Stratford (Oleynik), but she can’t date until her older sister does. Unfortunately, her sister Kat (Stiles) is the school’s number one ill-tempered angry young grrrl and there’s only one guy who can rein her in: Patrick Verona (Ledger) a loner with a really bad rep. Smart dialogue, terrific acting and great music make this one to see.

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