WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Bodyguard, The

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12591
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 130
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 07/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Mick Jackson
(Screenplay/Written By): Lawrence Kasdan
(Story): NA
(Music): Alan Silvestri
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jeffrey Beecroft
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Richard A. Harris
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(Executive Producers): Sundip R. Shah, Anders P. Jensen & Sunil R. Shah
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Lawrence Kasdan, Jim Wilson & Kevin Costner

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.88:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Bodyguard is the tale of a young and beautiful superstar pop singer, Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston), who is adorned with fame, fortune, and success; in a word she has everything. But with her rising celebrity status comes a series of violent threats on her life by crazed fans. This leads her and her staff to seek the professional protection of a bodyguard, and one in particular, a tough, un-emotional, and high in-demand ex-secret service agent, Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner). Protection involves a change in lifestyle for the star, both professionally and personally, but most of all emotionally as the threat on her life becomes serious.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer is matted to a 1.88:1 aspect ratio. The overall picture quality and color balance is excellent with natural looking flesh tones consistently rendered throughout. This is a real treat for the eyes.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is dynamic with an aggressive surround presence, particularly in the music score sequences, that effectively enhances the mood and suspense. This film was released theatrically in 5.1 discrete Dolby Stereo Digital.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
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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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