WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

From Russia With Love

Reviewed In Issue 07 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Sean Connery, Daniela Biacnchi, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1290L
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1963
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Terence Young
(Screenplay/Written By): Richard Maibaum
(Story): NA
(Music): John Barry
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bill Hill
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Jocelyn Rickards
(Editor): Peter Hunt
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Agent 007 is pit against the corrupt S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organization in a rousing chase to stop a sinister plan to steal a decoder that will access Russian state secrets and irrevocably unbalance the world order. To seize the prized device, 007 must confront some of the most remarkable villans yet, including voluptuous Rosa Klebb (Lenya), a Soviet double agent with lethal high-heels, and Red Grant (Shaw), a sadistic Colonel.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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