WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12410
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(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): Cameron Crowe
(Screenplay/Written By): Cameron Crowe
(Story): NA
(Music): Paul Westerberg
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Stephen Lineweaver
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Jane Ruhm
(Editor): Richard Chew
(Supervising Sound Editors): Richard King
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Art Linson
(Co-Producers): Richard Chew
(Producers): Cameron Crowe & Richard Hashimoto

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:
Writer-director Cameron Crowe’s Singles weaves a lighthearted irresistible story of what young people do to make romance happen in today’s hilariously mixed-up singles world. The completely irresistible comedy features a stellar young cast in a fast paced and vivid enactment of real youth attitudes. The story follows three women living in Seattle and the various men in and out of their lives. The narrative is quaint and there are thematic stills such as “The theory of eternal dating,” that announce the various scenes which are picked up as chapter stops on the laserdisc. Several deleted scenes are included, one which features talking magazine covers that is very clever.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer retains the 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratio. The picture looks fine with an occasional blur and washed-out color.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The stereo soundtrack is a real gem especially when played through the “rock” mode of our Fosgate•Audionics Processor/ THX® Controller. The sound wraps around adding a heighten sense of a “you are there” effect during the numerous rock music sequences. The music is well recorded with a wide stereo soundstage. The Dolby Surround® is both enveloping and aggressive.
(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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