WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Adventures Of Huck Finn, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 07 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1896AS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 11/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Stephen Sommers
(Screenplay/Written By): Stephen Sommers
(Story): NA
(Music): Bill Conti
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Richard Sherman
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Bob Ducsay
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Barry Bernardi & Steve White
(Co-Producers): John Baldecchi
(Producers): Laurence Mark

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1

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:
A tale of a journey down the treacherous Mississippi River and through America by a poor white mischievous adolescent, Huck Finn, and an older runaway black slave. Mark Twain’s wonderfully serious novel about our culture’s controversial and complex moral code has been well adapted here by Disney.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture quality is outstanding, always sharp with excellent scene-to-scene color balance and natural fleshtones. It has been matted at 1.75:1, an often used Disney ratio.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has good stereo definition and surround envelopment with a fluid and well recorded orchestral score by Bill Conti.
(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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