WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Long Kiss Goodnight, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 24 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse, G.D. Spaldin

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID3737LI
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 3/9/97
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Credits Information
(Director): Renny Harlin
(Screenplay/Written By): Shane Black
(Story): NA
(Music): Alan Silvestri
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Howard Cummings
(Visual Effects): Digital Rezolution & Digital Magic Company
(Costume Designer): Michael Kaplan
(Editor): William Goldenberg
(Supervising Sound Editors): Stephen Hunter Flick
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Steve Tisch, Richard Saperstein & Michael De Luca
(Co-Producers): Carla Fry
(Producers): Renny Harlin, Stephanie Austin & Shane Black

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): SDDS & Dolby Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Davis stars as a teacher with amnesia whose former life as a CIA assassin catches up to her with a vengeance. Jackson is the wisecracking detective who helps uncover her past.Davis stars as Samantha Caine, a schoolteacher who can only remember the last eight years of her life when she was found on a beach two months pregnant. But in a matter of seconds her former life as lethal CIA assassin, Charly Baltimore, suddenly catches up to her, with a vengeance. Jackson stars as Mitch Henessey, the wisecracking detective who helps her uncover the past before it buries them both.

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