WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Deep Blue Sea

Reviewed In Issue 36 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rappaport, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 17242
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Renny Harlin
(Screenplay/Written By): Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers & Wayne Powers
(Story): NA
(Music): Trevor Rabin
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): William Sandell & Joseph Bennett
(Visual Effects): Cinesite, Flash Film Works, Industrial Light & Magic, Manex Visual Effects, Vision Art Design & Animation & The Film Factory At VTR
(Costume Designer): Mark Bridges
(Editor): Frank J. Urioste, ACE, Derek G. Brechin & Dallas S. Puett
(Supervising Sound Editors): J. Paul Huntsman & Robb Wilson
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Duncan Henderson & Bruce Berman
(Co-Producers): Rebecca Spikings
(Producers): Akiva Goldsman, Tony Ludwig & Alan Riche

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

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 researchers genetically alter the brains of captive sharks in order to develop a potential cure for Alzheimer’s disease, they unwittingly open the door to a terrifying reality under the Deep Blue Sea—sharks whose brains are developing the capacity to reason and think just like the doomed crew of the undersea lab!

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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): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): Yes
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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