WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Rambling Rose: Special Edition

Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Robert Duvall, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Pioneer Special Editions
(Catalog Number): PSE92-32
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $74.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 140
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1991
(LD Release Date): 03/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Martha Coolidge
(Screenplay/Written By): Calder Willingham
(Story): NA
(Music): Elmer Bernstein
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John Vallone
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(Editor): Steven Cohen, ACE
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(Executive Producers): Mario Kassar & Edgar J. Scherick
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Renny Harlin

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
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This Special Edition features a behind-the-scenes interview with director Martha Coolidge, commentary and more. “Rose.” played by Dern, is a lost-soul-of-a-girl whose budding sexuality upsets the close-knit family she goes to work for in 1930s Georgia.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture transfer is stunning and preserves the intended aspect ratio, 1.75:1. The color fidelity and balance including the yellowish tone are accurate. There is not a trace of noise or other artifacts. Clarity and detail are outstanding.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The beautiful orchestrated Elmer Bernstein musical score and the other elements of the soundtrack are superb. The Dolby Surround® envelops to nicely support the mood.
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