WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Memoirs Of An Invisible Man

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neil, Michael McKean, Stephen Tobolowsky.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12310
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 8/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): John Carpenter
(Screenplay/Written By): Robert Collector, Dana Olsen & William Goldman
(Story): NA
(Music): Shirley Walker
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Lawrence G. Paull
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Marion Rothman
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Bruce Bodner & Dan Kolsrud

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(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:
Director John Carpenter’s Memoirs Of An Invisible Man is a comedic thriller which finds a manic Chevy Chase invisible as the result of a freak nuclear accident at a high-tech facility. In his quest to avoid capture by his devious CIA adversaries who want to exploit his misfortune, he turns to the lovely Daryl Hannah for help and romances her in a way she’s never “seen” before. The situations have inherently funny elements and the special effects by LucasArts Industrial Light and Magic are amazing in their illusion of three dimensional invisibleness achieved with a process of backside animated matte painting.

LaserDisc Picture:
The film is presented in Panavision’s® 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The digital video transfer is sharp with topnotch color fidelity. This picture really looks good with its dynamic contrasts and shadow detail.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The dynamic and aggressive Dolby Surround® soundfield is impressive as is the cohesive mix of the soundtrack elements. This LaserDisc will not disappoint.
(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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