WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Untamed Heart

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ML102813
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 08/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Tony Bill
(Screenplay/Written By): Tom Sierchio
(Story): NA
(Music): Cliff Eidelman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Steven Jordan
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(Editor): Mia Goldman, ACE
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(Executive Producers): J. Boyce Harman, Jr.
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Tony Bill & Helen Bartlett

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.78:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Director Tony Bill’s Untamed Heart is a tender romance about two young, lost souls, living life in the roughage of a hard working class and an unstable past. Adam, (Slater) and Caroline (Tomei) are co-workers at a diner, he a shy bus boy and she a waitress. They find each other when Adam saves Caroline from a life threatening situation, the two bond out of destiny and out of the loneliness that draws them together in a sensitive relationship. The film is supplied with upbeat energy, and touching romance. Rosie Perez provides excellent support. This is a very engaging movie for both young and older adults.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted on this transfer to 1.78:1. It looks natural enough and the flesh tones appear to be accurate. There is good color balance and excellent shadow detail. The picture, however, is a bit noisy. and colors that are generally subdued.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack renders intelligible dialogue but subdued surrounds. The sound is acceptable but the fidelity is lacking the best that LaserDiscs can offer.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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