WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Wayne’s World

Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV32706-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $24.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 8/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Penelope Spheeris
(Screenplay/Written By): Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner & Terry Turner
(Story): NA
(Music): J. Peter Robinson
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Gregg Fonseca
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Malcolm Campbell
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(Executive Producers): Howard W. Koch, Jr.
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Lorne Michaels

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.78:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the tradition of Gandhi, The Ten Commandments, and Lawrence Of Arabia comes a sweeping screen epic busting with spectacle and drama—NOT! Welcome to the hilarious party-down movie, Wayne’s World, featuring rockin’ tunes, radical babes, and your most excellent hosts, Saturday Night Live’s Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar. This movie will have you in stitches with laughter, that is, if you’re surrounded by the type of crowd that turned the movie into a theatrical hit. This movie begs to be watched with a group of the young and restless, perhaps your family. This completely original movie moves along at a good pace as it gets dumber and funnier. I howled throughout.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer looks pretty good with a rich, warm film-like quality throughout most of the scenes. A couple of scenes look a little washed out. The aspect ratio is about 1.78:1. The transfer is noise-free.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® sound is full-bodied with excellent bass on the rock tunes seen performed by rock goddess Cassandra (Tia Carrere) and Alice Cooper.
(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
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