WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 24 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Farentino, Kristen Wilson, Bill Nunn, James Caan

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 43123
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 4/9/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Ernest Dickerson
(Screenplay/Written By): Joe Gayton & Lewis Colick
(Story): Joe Gayton
(Music): Elmer Bernstein
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Perry Andelein Blake & William F. Matthews
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Marie France
(Editor): George Folsey, Jr., ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Steven D. Williams, MPSE & Jay Nierenberg, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Brad Grey, Bernie Brillstein, Sandy Wernick & Eric L. Gold
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Robert Simonds

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 Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Bulletproof, small-time crook Archie Moses (Sandler) provides the brains and strong-arm Rock Keats (Wayans) supplies the muscle as two of the wildest partners-in-crime to hit the streets of Los Angeles. A botched police bust blows Keatsí identity as an undercover cop and he is nearly killed by an enraged Moses. But the two former pals reunite as partners-against-crime when the cop and the crook are forced to resume their partnership to nail druglord Frank Colton (Caan).

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.35:1 picture exhibits excellent color fidelity, natural fleshtones, rich and warm colors and deep solid blacks. A solid presentation overall, images are sharp and detailed and there is no apparent noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has an aggressive and loud music score with deep boom bass. Surround envelopment is inconsistent, sometimes stereo, other times collapsing to mono. Dialogue fidelity is often muffled and wanting in intelligibility, though the ADR-production is generally spatially integrated into the scenes. Ambiant sound effects are sometimes presented in stereo with subtle surround envelopment.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz):
(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
(Deep Bass Challenging):
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
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(Aggressive Split Surround):
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(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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