WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear

Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Robert Goulet

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV32365-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1991
(LD Release Date): 12/91
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): David Zucker
(Screenplay/Written By): David Zucker & Pat Proft
(Story): NA
(Music): Ira Newborn
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John J. Lloyd
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): James Symons & Chris Greenbury
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams & Gil Netter
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Robert K. Weiss

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:
A hysterical comedy featuring the return of Lt. Frank Drebin. This time around the wacky cop tackles devious Quentin Hapsburg’s (Goulet) plan to destroy the environment. Returning with Nielsen is Priscilla Presley as June, the woman who can melt a cheese sandwich from 20 paces, and O.J. Simpson as hard cop Nordberg.

LaserDisc Picture:
This hilarious Naked Gun sequel is presented in its original theatrical widescreen aspect ratio, 1.85:1. The transfer provides very sharp focus and natural color density without a trace of video noise or artifacts. The picture looks great.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is also great. There are some wonderful swinging big band orchestrations that punctuate the fast-paced action. The sound effects and Dolby Surround® add to the excitement.
(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 Color Fidelity:
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