WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Four Rooms

Reviewed In Issue 21 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Paul Calderon, Sammi Davis, Amanda DeCadenet, Valeria Golino, Kathy Griffin, Marc Lawrence, Madonna, David Proval, Ione Skye, Quentin Tarantino, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Tamlyn Tomita, Alicia Witt

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Video
(Catalog Number): 7956AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 7/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino
(Screenplay/Written By): Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino
(Story): NA
(Music): Various
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Gary Frutkoff
(Visual Effects): Bellisimo/Bellardinelli Effects, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Susan L. Bertram, Mary Claire Hannan
(Editor): Margie Goodspeed, Elena Maganini, Robert Rodriguez, Sally Menke
(Supervising Sound Editors): Bruce Fortune, MPSE; Victor Iorillo, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Quentin Tarantino, Alexandre Rockwell
(Co-Producers): Paul Hellerman, Heidi Vogel, Scott Lambert
(Producers): Lawrence Bender

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 Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Four Rooms is the outrageous story of Tedís (Roth) first night on the job as the new bellhop at a hotel. In four different rooms, four uniquely unbelievable predicaments occur in one night (each directed by a different director). On New Yearís Eve, the beautiful occupants of The Honeymoon Suite use Ted to get the final ingredient for the resurrection of a witch; in Room 404, Ted is held at gunpoint by mistake; Antonio Banderasí character pays Ted $500 to babysit his two kids in Room 309 and in The Penthouse, he is offered $1,000 to be the anonymous party in the execution of a bet.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.85:1 picture exhibits excellent color fidelity with vivid colors and natural fleshtones Images are sharp and detailed, but slight noise and minor artifacts permeate.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound often has a very forward unnatural dialogue presence and the music recording quality is variable and often bright, but with subtle envelopment.
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