WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Nowhere To Run
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine, Joss Ackland

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 52376
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 9/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Robert Harmon
(Screenplay/Written By): Joe Eszterhas, Leslie Bohen & Randy Feldman
(Story): Joe Eszterhas & Richard Marquand
(Music): Mark Isham
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Dennis Washington
(Visual Effects): Cinema Research Corp.
(Costume Designer): Gamila Mariana Fahkry
(Editor): Zach Staenberg & Mark Helfrich, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Fred J. Brown
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Michael Rachmil
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Craig Baumgarten & Gary Adelson

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 SR
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Nowhere To Run is a hard-hitting action packed movie certain to please fans of the genre. The story is about an escaped prisoner (Jean-Claude Van Damme) hiding from authorities, who risks his freedom to aid a beautiful young widow (Rosanna Arquette) against a ruthless developer who wants her land and will murder to get it. Van Damme plays a strong and silent but hardened and dangerous criminal whose other emotionally sensitive side is drawn out when he becomes romantically involved with her.

LaserDisc Picture:
This 1.85:1 transfer has excellent shadow detail. Color balance is generally consistent scene to scene but flesh tones are slightly on the red side. Overall the picture looks great and there are several scenes depicting outstanding cinematography.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is generally good with a fairly aggressive surround presentation that makes for a satisfying and enveloping effect. There are places in which the bass response extends to a solid 25 Hz realistically conveying the sound of dynamic charges as well as providing a lift off your seat.
(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
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Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
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