WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Notting Hill
Genre:Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 36 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnern, Gina McKee & Richard McCabe

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID9041PG
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Roger Michell
(Screenplay/Written By): Richard Curtis
(Story): NA
(Music): Trevor Jones
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Stuart Craig
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Nick Moore
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Tim Bevan, Richard Curtis & Eric Fellner
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Duncan Kenworthy

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

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:
Anna Scott (Roberts) is a tremendously famous movie star who has a chance meeting with William Thacker (Grant), a rumpled travel book shop owner in Notting Hill. Their mutual attraction is apparent at once, but will they be able to fall in love with the whole world watching? This is a charming romantic-comedy that, unlike the usual “chick flick,” seems to appeal to just about everyone.

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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): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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