WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Innocent Blood

Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Anne Parillaud, Robert Loggia, Anthony LaPaglia, Don Rickles, Chazz Palminteri.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12570
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 3/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): John Landis
(Screenplay/Written By): Michael Wolk
(Story): NA
(Music): Ira Newborn
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Richard Sawyer
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Dale Beldin
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Jonathan Sheinberg
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Lee Rich & Leslie Belzberg

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.95:1

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:
This is director John Landis’ high concept vampire movie in which beautiful, seductive Anne Parillaud (“La Femme Nikita”) plays a lonely, world-weary soul, hundreds of years old, who turns to a diet of bad guys out of an aversion to spilling innocent blood. Unfortunately, her latest victim escapes before he’s totally dead, and she has to now track down a vampire mobster. Tongue-in-cheek, so to speak.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer is matted to 1.95:1. The picture quality is excellent with accurate fleshtones and black level. There is not a trace of noise or other artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is well recorded particularly the music score which features some classic Sinatra tracks. The Dolby Surround® is aggressive and the special sound effects are effectively spacious and dynamic.
(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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