WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 18 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV 33215-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 12/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Amy Heckerling
(Screenplay/Written By): Amy Heckerling
(Story): NA
(Music): David Kitay
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Steven Jordan
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Mona May
(Editor): Debra Chiate
(Supervising Sound Editors): Uncle J. Kamen
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): Adam Schroeder & Barry Berg
(Producers): Scott Rudin & Robert Lawrence

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
For 16-year-old Cher (Silverstone), growing up in Beverly Hills amid cell phones and nose jobs; marathon shopping, club hopping and being the most popular girl in school makes for a very full life. But when her socially aware ex-stepbrother (Rudd), accuses her of being shallow, she decides to do a few good deeds. The trouble is, she’s totally Clueless on how to go about it. Loosely resembling Jane Austen’s “Emma,” Amy Heckerling’s direction and fun screenplay generated critical acclaim and gave rise to a TV series.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture is extremely sharp and detailed with excellent color fidelity, contrast and shadow detail. Colors are vivid with deep, solid blacks, and there are no artifacts or noise.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
This is another conventioanl movie stereo sountrack of undistinguished quality.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz):
(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
(Deep Bass Challenging):
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield):
(Aggressive Split Surround):
(Center Back Surround Imaging):
(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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