WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Genre:Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye & Joanna Cassidy

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Video
(Catalog Number): 940CS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1988
(LD Release Date): 1/90
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Robert Zemeckis
(Screenplay/Written By): Jeffrey Price & Peter Seaman
(Story): NA
(Music): Alan Silvestri
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Elliot Scott & Roger Cain
(Visual Effects): Industrial Light & Magic
(Costume Designer): Joanna Johnston
(Editor): Arthur Schmidt
(Supervising Sound Editors): Charles L. Campbell & Louis L. Edemann
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Robert Watts & Frank Marshall

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 A & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the book “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” by Gary K. Wolf, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is still as exciting as it was ten years ago when it garnered four Academy Awards® for Film Editing, Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects, plus a Special Achievement in Animation Direction. Mixing live action with animation, this enchanting story tells of 1947 Hollywood, a world in which humans and Toons coexist.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is sharp and clear with brilliant colors. The aspect ratio is about 1.75:1. The real actors and the Toons look equally good. The CAV format allows a frame by frame look at the techniques of animation and special effects.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
Dialogue is clear and easy to understand. Foley is good and the stereo definition is excellent. Unfortunately, there is virtually no surround and the action in this film cries-out for an aggressive surround mix. Nevertheless this is a visually entertaining nights fare.
(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
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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