WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Thelma & Louise

Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Tobolowsky & Brad Pitt

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML102410
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 129
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1991
(LD Release Date): 01/01/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Ridley Scott
(Screenplay/Written By): Callie Khouri
(Story): NA
(Music): Hans Zimmer
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Norris Spencer
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Elizabeth McBride
(Editor): Thom Noble
(Supervising Sound Editors): Jimmy Shields
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Percy Main
(Co-Producers): Dean O’Brien & Callie Khouri
(Producers): Ridley Scott & Mimi Polk

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.21:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a tragic event at a roadside dive initiates a run from the law across the American southwest, the two women face-off to their uncertain future. The friendship that strengthens between the two is both vital and spirited and the only thing that lends hope and guidance in a world that is collapsing in on them. With an Academy Award®-winning script by Callie Khouri, and stellar Oscar® nominated performances by Sarandon and Davis, this poignant film crosses all boundaries and will stir the critical imagination for decades to come.

LaserDisc Picture:
The astounding sonic and visual quality of the transfer is sure to please. Visually, this is a reference quality transfer but at about 2.21:1, not 2.35:1. The color balance is faithful to the fidelity of the theatrical projection. There is not a trace of video noise or other picture degrading artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound design is excellent with a very aggressive Dolby Surround®. There is an enormous sense of dynamics and directionality in the surround channels with our Fosgate Processor. Road sounds of trucks and cars are the best I’ve ever heard. The climactic “I think it’s the Grand Canyon” scene is a beautiful piece of panoramic cinematography. The dramatic music score and sound effects will shake up your room. I recommend it highly.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
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