WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Ryan’s Daughter

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills, Sarah Miles.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML102337
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 194
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1970
(LD Release Date): 10/1/91
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): David Lean
(Screenplay/Written By): Robert Bolt
(Story): NA
(Music): Maurice Jarre
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Stephen Grimes
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(Editor): Norman Savage
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Anthony Havelock-Allan

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Stereo & 70mm 6 Track Mag Stereo
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
An old-fashioned story of love and passion set against the backdrop of World War 1 and Ireland’s revolution against the British. Academy Award performance for John Mills. Includes original trailer.Ryan’s Daughter is a beautiful film which tells an old fashioned story of love and passion set against the backdrop of World War I and Ireland’s revolution against the British. Filmed on the rugged west coast of Ireland, the sweeping panoramic Oscar®-winning photography of Freddie Young sets the epic scale associated with master director David Lean. John Mills’ wordless, eloquent performance as the crippled village simpleton won him the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor.

LaserDisc Picture:
The sharp, digitally mastered transfer is absolutely gorgeous. The natural color fidelity and balance depicts sweeping seacoast vistas that will captivate you visually. The transfer is from a new 35mm anamorphic interpositive from the original 65mm camera negative and is presented in its compositionally correct 2.35:1 Panavision® aspect ratio.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The visuals are complemented by a subdued Dolby Surround® soundtrack.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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