WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Generalís Daughter, The

Reviewed In Issue 37 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, Clarence Williams III, James Woods

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV329033-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Simon West
(Screenplay/Written By): Christopher Bertolini & William Goldman
(Story): NA
(Music): Carter Burwell
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Dennis Washington
(Visual Effects): Visionart, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Erica Edell Phillips
(Editor): Glen Scantlebury
(Supervising Sound Editors): Stephen Hunter Flick
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Jonathan D. Krane
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Mace Neufeld

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

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:
Based on the novel by Nelson DeMille, The Generalís Daughter is a taut thriller that delves into the dirty little secrets of a military cover up. When an Army officerówho just happens to have been the beautiful daughter of a powerful Washington-bound generalóis brutally murdered, investigator Paul Brenner (Travolta) is called in to research the case. But to his dismay, he discovers that there are those who do not want him to discover the real truth. To complicate matters, his co-investigator on the case is a former love interest.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(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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