WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Until The End Of The World
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 02 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Max Von Sydow.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12312
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 158
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1991
(LD Release Date): 10/01/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Wim Wenders
(Screenplay/Written By): Peter Carey & Wim Wenders
(Story): NA
(Music): Graeme Revell
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Thierry Flamand
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(Editor): Peter Przygodda
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Anatole Dauman
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Jonathan Taplin & Anatole Dauman

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.0:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Until The End Of The World is based on an original idea by director Wim Wenders and Solveig Dommartin set against the threat of nuclear holocaust in the year 1999. This provocative and breathtaking work of art is a mysteriously and hypnotically beautiful film which combines science fiction, spy thrillers and metaphysical mysteries into a unique motion picture experience.

LaserDisc Picture:
The scenes are packed with startling, rapturous images extraordinarily captured by cinematographer Robby Muller. Much of this movie was shot in High Definition Video and transferred to film on special Sony high definition equipment. The images are bright and natural looking with excellent color balance. The transfer at about 2.0:1 is crisp.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The aggressively encoded Dolby SurroundŽ soundtrack is magnificent and otherworldly futuristic. The music score provides excellent extended bass response and features atmospheric songs by R.E.M., U2, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel and others. The movie is a sight and sound delight.
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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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