WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Ferngully…The Last Rainforest

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
The Voices Of Samantha Mathis, Robin Williams, Christian Slater, Tim Curry.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 5594-84
(MPAA Rating): G
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 76
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 11/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Bill Kroyer
(Screenplay/Written By): Jim Cox
(Story): NA
(Music): Alan Silvestri
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): NA
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(Editor): NA
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(Executive Producers): Ted Field & Robert W. Cort
(Co-Producers): Jim Cox, Brian Rosen & Richard Harper
(Producers): Wayne Young & Peter Faiman

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.55:1

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:
Based on the FernGully children stories by Diana Young, this animated extravaganza is a modest feature which tells an ecological tale of man’s systematic destruction of nature. The story celebrates all of life on Earth and underscores the fact that every living thing is intemately connected to every other, whether plant, person or animal.

LaserDisc Picture:
The boldly colored cells are pristine on this digital video transfer at 1.60:1. The CAV format reveals the cartoonish, undetailed animation which otherwise is obscured by wide strokes and swift panning.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack features numerous well recorded songs and an excellent Dolby Surround® mix.
(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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