WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Mad Dog And Glory

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso, Mike Starr, Tom Towle, Kathy Baker

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 41622
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 7/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): John McNaughton
(Screenplay/Written By): Richard Price
(Story): NA
(Music): Elmer Bernstein
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): David Chapman
(Visual Effects): The Effects House
(Costume Designer): Rita Ryack
(Editor): Craig McKay, ACE & Elena Maganini
(Supervising Sound Editors): Philip Stockton
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Richard Price
(Co-Producers): Steve A. Jones
(Producers): Barbara De Fina & Martin Scorsese

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:
Mad Dog And Glory is an unusual love story starring Robert De Niro as Wayne Dobie, a meek police photographer who inadvertently saves the life of a local gangster, Frank Milo (Bill Murray), when he enters a convenience store in the middle of a robbery. As a form of thanks, Milo gives the officer the gift of Glory (Uma Thurman) for a week. Glory and Wayne fall in love, resulting in the inevitable showdown when Frank returns to retrieve her.

LaserDisc Picture:
Exaggerated brightness in interior scenes dulls what would otherwise be a flawless picture. Well balanced and consistent color, well lit night scenes, good shadow detail and sharpness all combine to produce a satisfying visual experience. The matted transfer is 1.85:1.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack has good fidelity, broad bandwidth and a wonderfully recorded music score featuring Louie Prima. The surround effects are subtle but effective overall. The movie hums when the music envelops the surrounds, otherwise the mix is undistinguished.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(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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