WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Last Man Standing
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 24 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Alexandra Powers, David Patrick Kelly, William Sanderson, Karina Lombard, Leslie Mann & Bruce Dern

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID3735LI
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 4/9/97
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Credits Information
(Director): Walter Hill
(Screenplay/Written By): Walter Hill
(Story): NA
(Music): Ry Cooder
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Gary Wissner
(Visual Effects): Special Effects Unlimited, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Dan Moore
(Editor): Freeman Davies
(Supervising Sound Editors): Jay Wilkinson
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Sarah Risher & Michael De Luca
(Co-Producers): Ralph Singleton
(Producers): Walter Hill & Arthur Sarkissian

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): DTS Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): SDDS & Dolby Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Willis is a traitor who hires himself out to rival gangs in the sleepy town of Jerhico to cash in on bootlegging. Wonderful western looking cinematography and a great music score.Based on the story by Ryuzo Kikushima and Akira Kurosawa, Last Man Standing is an action-filled story placed at the height of America’s turbulent prohibition era. When the sleepy border town of Jerhico is corrupted by gun-toting mobs from Chicago, the leaders of Jerhico’s rival crime families battle for control over a lucrative bounty of booze. But when John Smith (Willis) decides to cash in on the action, he cleverly hires himself out to each gang while remaining loyal to no one but himself.

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