WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Kid ‘N Play Class Act

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Meshach Taylor, Karyn Parsons, Alysia Rogers, Doug E. Doug, Rhea Perlman.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12530
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $29.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Randall Miller
(Screenplay/Written By): John Semper & Cynthia Friedlob
(Story): Michael Swerdlick, Wayne Rice & Richard Brenne
(Music): Vassal Benford
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): David L. Snyder
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): John F. Burnett, ACE
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Todd Black & Maynell Thomas

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A comedy that asks: “What happens when the school records of a brainiac dweeb (the Kid) and a got-attitude steet tough (master Play) get accidentally switched?” The answer: an outrageous and hilarious “Class Act.” This is a really fun comedy that is extremely well produced and photographed; a sleeoer when released theatrically.

LaserDisc Picture:
The digital transfer and pressing by WEA is among the best you will find. The aspect ratio is on the mark at 1.85:1. The images are vibrant, crisp, sharp and focused. Color balance is excellent. There is not a trace of any noise or negative dust artifact on any frame of this disc.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is up tempo and aggressive with excellent motion panning to complement the on and off-screen action. The sound, however, lacks the extended bass response that the music and effects deserve.
(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:
Superb Cinematography:
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