WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Con Air
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 29 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Mikelti Williamson & Rachel Ticotin

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12694 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date): 2/98
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): Simon West
(Screenplay/Written By): Scott Rosenberg
(Story): NA
(Music): Mark Mancina & Trevor Rabin
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Edward T. McAvoy
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(Editor): Charles Lebenzon, Steve Mirkovich, ACE & Glen Scatlebury
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(Executive Producers): Chad Aman, Jonathan Hensleigh, Peter Bogart, Jim Kouf & Lynn Bigelow
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Jerry Bruckheimer

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 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:
Nicolas Cage stars in Con Air as Cameron Poe, a prison parolee on his flight to freedom aboard a plane loaded with the most vicious criminals in the country. But when the maximum security plane is hijacked, led by the infamous murderer Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom (John Malkovich), Cage must face impossible odds to ensure that he will see his wife and daughter again. Filled with explosive, high flying action, thrilling suspense and a top-notch cast including John Cusack, Ving Rhames and Steve Buscemi, Con Air is “a pure adrenaline rush!”

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