WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Executioners, The
Genre:Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 22 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 1.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Tai Seng Video
(Catalog Number): 31886
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 7/9/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): J. To & C.S. Tung
(Screenplay/Written By): Susanne Chan
(Story): Sandy Shaw
(Music): William Hu
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Catherine Hun & Chan Pui Wah
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Kam Wah
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Brian Yip & Cora Cheng
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Ching Siu Tung

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The beautiful crimefighters from The Heroic Trio, return to fight an adversary whose savagery knows no bounds. Wonder Woman (Mui), Invisible Girl (Yeoh) and Thief Catcher (Cheung) are back to help the city when, after a nuclear explosion, all natural water sources are contaminated. An evil Black Knight ingeniously creates the Water Purification System and maliciously controls the last drops of drinking water. If his demands are not met, he threatens to destroy it all.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted at 1.75:1. Fleshtones are natural with deep solid blacks, although the colors are exaggerated. The picture is sharp and detailed with good shadow detail. Noise is minimal, but artifacts distract.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is undistinguished and compressed monaural that sounds completely “manufactured” with unnaturally dubbed and distorted dialogue.
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