WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

River Runs Through It, A

Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Robert Redford, Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Lloyd

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 51576
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 05/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Robert Redford
(Screenplay/Written By): Richard Friedenberg
(Story): NA
(Music): Mark Isham
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John Hutman
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Bernie Pollack & Kathy O’Rear
(Editor): Lynzee Klingman, ACE & Robert Estrin, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Richard Hymns
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Jake Eberts
(Co-Producers): Annick Smith, William Kittredge & Barbara Maltby
(Producers): Robert Redford & Patrick Markey

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It” is based upon the autobiographical story by Norman Maclean. The majesty of the Montana wilderness and the strength of an American family has been beautifully captured in this deep emotional portrait of the West, which won the Oscar® for Best Cinematography. Craig Sheffer and Brad Pitt shine as the grown Maclean brothers raised by a stern, but loving Reverend father (Skerrit) and a soft-spoken, understanding mother (Blethyn).

LaserDisc Picture:
The film is matted at 1.85:1. The picture looks gorgeous without a trace of video artifacts. Flesh tones are accurate and the scene-to scene color fidelity is excellent.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is well recorded and enveloping, and effectively enhances the mood of the picture.
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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