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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Last Detail, The

Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 40 (July/Aug 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Clifton James, Carol Kane

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes production notes the theatrical trailer and cast and crew biographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00349
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1973
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/14/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hal Ashby
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan, The Last Detail tells the salty tale of three sailors on the loose along the Eastern Seaboard. Petty Officers Buddusky and Mulhall (Nicholson & Young) are assigned to transport Meadows (Quaid), a young sailor convicted of a petty crime, to a New Hampshire Naval Prison. The two officers take a liking to Meadows and decide to show him a good time before he begins his eight-year sentence, and no town

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture, viewed in component video exhibits a dated, plugged-up picture throughout that is revealing of fine film grain. Images are sharp, but fine detail and overall definition is wanting. Shadow delineation is poor and undefined. Colors are balanced, but pasty, with a yellow tint that affects blacks, whites and sometimes fleshtones. The picture, framed at 1.85:1, anamorphic and letterbox, sometimes has a

The soundtrack is presented in Dolby