WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 29 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J. Barry, Clancy Brown & Ted Levine

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12865AS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Les Mayfield
(Screenplay/Written By): John Hughes & Bill Walsh
(Story): NA
(Music): Danny Elfman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Andrew McAlpine
(Visual Effects): Industrial Light & Magic, DreamQuest Images, Pop Film, Rainmaker Digital Pictures & 525 Post Production
(Costume Designer): April Ferry
(Editor): Harvey Rosenstock, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Wylie Stateman & Scott Martin Gershin
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): David Nicksay
(Co-Producers): Michael Polaire
(Producers): John Hughes & Ricardo Mestres

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 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:
Disney’s remake of The Absent Minded Professor, Flubber features Robin Williams as Professor Phillip Brainard, who forgets to show up for his wedding to Sara (Marcia Gay Harden) when his own version of the Big Bang blows up his lab and introduces flying rubber… or Flubber. Will Flubber be enough to win Sara’s heart back (for the third time) and save her financially challenged college from going under? Fantastic computer animation, imaginative editing and Weebo (voice of Jodi Benson), Brainard’s flying robot sidekick help make Flubber great family entertainment.

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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): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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