WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Hidden, The
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 18 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder, Clu Gulager, Ed O’Ross

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2.5
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Lumivision
(Catalog Number): LVD9526
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $69.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1987
(LD Release Date): 1/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Jack Sholder
(Screenplay/Written By): Bob Hunt
(Story): NA
(Music): Michael Convertino
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): C.J. Strawn & Mick Strawn
(Visual Effects): Dream Quest Images
(Costume Designer): Malissa Daniel
(Editor): Michael Knue
(Supervising Sound Editors): Ron Horwitz
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Stephen Diener, Lee Muhl, Dennis Harris & Jeffrey Klein
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Robert Shaye, Gerald T. Olson & Michael Meltzer

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): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Hidden is a science fiction-action-horror-thriller about an inexplicable phenomenon that changes law-abiding citizens into hyper-violent psychopaths for no apparent reason. FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (MacLachlan) teams with LAPD detective Tom Beck (Nouri) to solve a series of murders that have been committed by unlikely suspects.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture exhibits poor color fidelity, slight noise, and minor artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is unfortunately monaural, though the music and effects are isolated.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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