WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 36 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Patton, Maury Chaykin, Ving Rhames

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1424785
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Jon Amiel
(Screenplay/Written By): Ron Bass & William Broyles
(Story): Ron Bass & Michael Hertzberg
(Music): Christopher Young
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Norman Garwood
(Visual Effects): Cinesite Digital Studios
(Costume Designer): Penny Rose
(Editor): Terry Rawlings, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Jim Shields
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Iain Smith, Ron Bass & Arnon Milchan
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Sean Connery, Michael Hertzberg & Rhonda Tollefson

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:
When a priceless Rembrandt painting is stolen from a New York high rise, master criminal Robert MacDougal (Connery) is suspected in the spectacular theft. Top-notch insurance company investigator Gin Baker (Zeta-Jones) is determined to get him, so she convinces her company to let her go “undercover” to entice MacDougal into another heist, after which she will turn him in... maybe.

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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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