WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 19 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV 33118-2WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $49.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 177
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 3/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): Mel Gibson
(Screenplay/Written By): Randall Wallace
(Story): NA
(Music): James Horner
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Tom Sanders
(Visual Effects): R/Greenberg Associates West, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Charles Knode
(Editor): Steven Rosenblum
(Supervising Sound Editors): Per Hallberg & Lon Bender, HPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Stephen McEveety
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr. & Bruce Davey

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Sound): DTS & Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The winner of five 1995 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Director, “Braveheart”is an epic tale of one man’s fight for Scotland’s freedom from England. Producer/director Mel Gibson stars as the legendary William Wallace, a fiery intellectual Scotsman who risks his life to lead his countrymen to fight for their women, land, and most of all, independence from the greedy English King Edward I, or Edward the Longshanks (McGoohan). Wallace’s courage becomes an inspiration even to his enemies.

LaserDisc Picture:
The THX®-quality assured picture is presented in a 2.32:1 aspect ration. Picture quality is exemplary with images that are sharp and detailed. The picture is beautifully natural with fully saturated colors, natural fleshtones and deepb lacks. There is no noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack presents an expansive orchestral score, beautifully recorded, with subtle surround envelopment. The directional spatial effects on the Dolby® Digital soundtrack creates a wonderful ambient soundfield.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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