WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Genre:Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 37 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV334033-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Alexander Payne
(Screenplay/Written By): Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
(Story): NA
(Music): Rolfe Kent
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jane Ann Stewart
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Wendy Chuck
(Editor): Kevin Tent
(Supervising Sound Editors): Frank Gaeta & Scott Wolf, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Van Toffler
(Co-Producers): Jacobus Rose & Jim Burke
(Producers): Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, David Gale & Keith Samples

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.32:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Tracy Flick (Witherspoon) is an overachieving straight-A student determined to win the Election for president of Carver High School. But dedicated teacher Jim McAllister (Broderick) has a real good reason why he must keep her from winning. So he convinces Paul Metzler (Klein)—a popular jock with a broken leg—to run against her. Unfortunately, the meddling of Mr. McAllister sets some very odd political wheels in motion. Based on the novel by Tom Perotta.

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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): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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