WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 23 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Harris Yulin, Richard Masur

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 82446
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 12/9/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Harold Ramis
(Screenplay/Written By): Chris Miller, Mary Hale, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel
(Story): NA
(Music): George Fenton
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jackson DeGovia
(Visual Effects): Boss Film Studios
(Costume Designer): Shay Cunliffe
(Editor): Pembroke Herring & Craig Herring
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Lee R. Mayes
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Trevor Albert & Harold Ramis

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): SDDS (8) Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Multiplicity is the cloning comedy based on the short story by Chris Miller. Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton), an overworked, over-stressed contractor is offered the perfect solution—a clone to share the load. Even with Doug 2, Doug feels he doesn’t have any personal time, so he gets another clone. But when 2 and 3 get antsy, they clone 4 out of 2—creating a not-so-clear copy of a copy.

LaserDisc Picture:
The framed 2.35:1 picture exhibits fully saturated colors, natural fleshtones and deep solid blacks. Sharpness and detail is inconsistent, but shadow detail is excellent with good contrast. There is slight noise, but no artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is wonderfully dimensional with an aggressive holosonic presence. Dialogue is ADR-produced with a “manufactured” presence that draws attention to itself. Sound effects are often produced in stereo with ambiant effects providing subtle surround envelopment and solid bass response
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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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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