WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV1643-2WS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $24.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1984
(LD Release Date): 8/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Steven Spielberg
(Screenplay/Written By): Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz
(Story): George Lucas
(Music): John Williams
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Elliot Scott
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Michael Kahn, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): George Lucas & Frank Marshall
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Robert Watts

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.33:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The second installment of the edge-of-your-seat George Lucas/Steven Spielberg collaboration. And yes, the magic is back better than ever with a picture that is stunning and a soundtrack that is another action-packed masterpiece of surround sound design by Oscar winner Ben Burtt.

LaserDisc Picture:
The digital video transfer at 2.33:1 by telecine colorist, Lou Levinson, is flawless, as is the pressing by Pioneer Video Manufac-turing. The color fidelity and balance scene to scene is perfect. This disc, as is the case of the other two Indiana Jones installments, invites repeat plays. It is a powerhouse display for your home theatre system.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The splendid panoramic music recording of John Williams’ orchestrations at MGM by Lyle Burbridge and Bruce Botnick effectively underscores this breathtaking epic adventure. The soundtrack was post produced and dubbed on Lucasfilm’s Sprocket Systems’ reference standard THX® Sound System. There is a greater sense of resolution here than with Raiders, and the sound is
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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