WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Last Of The Mohicans, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means, Wes Studi.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 198685
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 04/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Michael Mann
(Screenplay/Written By): Michael Mann & Christopher Crowe
(Story): NA
(Music): Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Wolf Kroeger
(Visual Effects): Boss Film Studios
(Costume Designer): Elsa Zamparelli
(Editor): Dov Hoenig, ACE & Arthur Schmidt
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): James G. Robinson
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Michael Mann & Hunt Lowry

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.21:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby 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:
Recognized with an Academy Award® for Best Sound, Last Of The Mohicans is a breathtaking portrait of the beauty and savagery of the colonial American frontier. Based on the classic by James Fenimore Cooper, Day-Lewis stars as frontiersman Hawkeye, the adopted son of Mohican chief Chingachgook (Means). He falls in love with Cora (Stowe) the daughter of a British Colonel, but their love is tested by the warring between their two cultures. This is the 117-minute director’s edition.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is panoramic at 2.21:1 with well composed widescreen images. The picture quality is mostly noise-free, sharp and consistently balanced throughout most scenes with accurate flesh tones overall. It looks extremely good.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Stereo SR® soundtrack is excellent in every respect and won an Oscar® for Best Sound. There is excellent stereo definition and extended bass which makes for a convincing cannon-fought battle scene at night. The Dolby Surround® mix is dynamic and aggressive with a beautiful music score.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(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
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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