WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

This Boy’s Life

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DeCaprio.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12650
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 09/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Michael Caton-Jones
(Screenplay/Written By): Robert Getchell
(Story): NA
(Music): Carter Burwell
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Stephen J. Lineweaver
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Jim Clark
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Peter Guber & Jon Peters
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Art Linson

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.45:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A funny, touching slice-of-life drama that pits a rebellious teen against his overbearing, tyranical stepfather. Based on the award-winning memoir by Tobias Wolff.

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