WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1276L
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $69.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 152
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1962
(LD Release Date): 09/01/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Stanley Kubrick
(Screenplay/Written By): Vladimir Nobokov
(Story): NA
(Music): Nelson Riddle
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Raymond Anzarut
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Anthony Harvey
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): James B. Harris

DVD Picture Information
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(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the provocative novel by Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita chronicles the obsession of a stodgy university professor Humbert Humbert (Mason) toward his precocious young stepdaughter (Lyon) and the shocking forbidden affair that begins between them after the death of her mother (Winters).

LaserDisc Picture:
Criterion’s all-new digital transfer is presented in a variable 1.33:1 and 1.66:1 aspect ratio. The digital video transfer is stunning with excellent shadow detail in the black and white images.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The monaural sound is well balanced with deep bass extension. The music score by Nelson Riddle is superb.
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