WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 19 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara, Will Patton, John Rothman, J.E. Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 14168
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 123
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 4/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Jon Amiel
(Screenplay/Written By): Ann Biderman & David Madsen
(Story): NA
(Music): Christopher Young
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jim Clay
(Visual Effects): Video Image, ViFX
(Costume Designer): Claudia Brown
(Editor): Alan Heim, ACE & Jim Clark
(Supervising Sound Editors): Eddy Joseph
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Michael Nathanson & John Fielder
(Co-Producers): Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr.
(Producers): Arnon Milchan & Mark Tarlov

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.42:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the psychological thriller Copycat, a forensic psychologist (Sigourney Weaver), becomes agoraphobic after a horrifying attack by a serial killer (Harry Connick, Jr.). When a new serial killer emerges and murders his victims using the methods of infamous murderers of the past—in the same order listing in the psychologist’s book—she is called on by the police to find answers in the investigation.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.85:1 picture is sharp and detailed with a natural look. Colors are vivid with natural fleshtones and deep, solid blacks. The picture is clean with no noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
An aggressive surround and deep bass punctuates the violence and suspense scenes. Various room ambiances and directionalized sound effects complement this excellent presentation. Effective use of room tone to define each scene’s soundfield is exemplary. An expansive music score provides added surround envelopment.
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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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