WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

League Of Their Own, A: Special Edition

Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, David Strathairn, Jon Lovitz, Gary Marshall.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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The featurette, A League Of Their Own: The Documentary, is a lively mixture of newsreel and actual game footage with interviews of the real players.

DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 27376
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $49.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 154
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 2/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Penny Marshall
(Screenplay/Written By): Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel
(Story): NA
(Music): Hans Zimmer
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bill Groom
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Cynthia Flynt
(Editor): George Bowers
(Supervising Sound Editors): Dennis Drummond
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Penny Marshall
(Co-Producers): William Page, Ronnie Clemmer & Joseph Hartwick
(Producers): Robert Greenhut & Elliott Abbott

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

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:
Based on a story by Kim Wilson and Kelly Candaele, this film tell the story of an “all girl” professional baseball team formed during World War II when most of America’s manpower was in the Armed Services. This is a celebration of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes to come. The movie has a warm, touching and lighthearted spirit that will leave you cheering.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.35:1 transfer is pristine with excellent color fidelity, balance and sharpness. No noise here or other artifacts to distract.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® sound is wonderful with Foley effects that really snap you into the action, and a music score that is well recorded. This is a disc to cherish!
(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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