WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Affair To Remember, An
Genre:Drama

Reviewed In Issue 09 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson, Cathleen Nesbitt, Robert Q. Lewis, Charles Watts, Fortunio Bonanova

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2.5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1240-80
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $24.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1957
(LD Release Date): 11/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Leo McCarey
(Screenplay/Written By): Delmer Daves & Leo McCarey
(Story): Leo McCarey & Mildred Cram
(Music): Harry Warren, Harold Adamson, Leo McCarey & Hugo Friedhofer
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Lyle R. Wheeler & Jack Martin Smith
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): James B. Clark, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Jerry Wald

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): CinemaScope
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Suave man-about-town Nickie Ferrante (Grant), is about to put his bachelor days behind him by marrying a young heiress. That is, until he meets singer Terry McKay (Kerr) on an ocean cruise. The two fall deeply in love and, though they are both engaged, agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if their feelings are still the same. But fate intervenes with the two loversí plans and what remains is simply An Affair To Remember.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture on this 2.35:1 transfer has apparent grain with visible artifacts. Particularly annoying are the scope flashes at scene changes. Images have a natural color balance and colors are vividly rendered, if not slightly over-saturated. Fleshtones are exaggerated and the image lacks detail, particularly in the darker scenes.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The stereo sound is solid.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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