WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Under Siege
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Erika Eleniak, Colm Meaney

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12420
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 04/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Andrew Davis
(Screenplay/Written By): J.F. Lawton
(Story): NA
(Music): Gary Chang
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bill Kenney
(Visual Effects): Introvision International, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Richard Bruno
(Editor): Robert Ferretti, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): John Leveque & Bruce Stambler, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): J.F. Lawton & Gary Goldstein
(Co-Producers): Jack B. Bernstein & Peter MacGregor-Scott
(Producers): Arnon Milchan, Steven Seagal & Steven Reuther

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Seagal is an ex-navy SEAL turned ship cook who saves the day as a one-man army against the bad guys who are conspiring to appropriate the nuclear Tomahawk missile arsenal aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. A wild and wicked Jones is the renegade CIA terrorist who devises a way to distract the crew by dressing as a woman and throwing a ship’s party for the captain. Seagal fans will get a kick out of their superhero’s handling of the situation.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted to 1.85:1. The image quality is noise-free, sharp and consistently balanced throughout with accurate fleshtones. It looks extremely good.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® mix is aggressive and dynamic.
(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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