WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Where the Day Takes You

Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Sean Astin, Lara Flynn Boyle, Ricki Lake, Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 92886
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 03/01/93
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Credits Information
(Director): Marc Rocco
(Screenplay/Written By): Michael Hichcock, Kurt Voss & Marc Rocco
(Story): NA
(Music): Mark Morgan
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(Production Designer): NA
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(Editor): Russell Livingstone
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(Executive Producers): Lisa M. Hansen & Marc Rocco
(Co-Producers): Philip McKeon & Catalaine Knell
(Producers): Paul Hertzberg

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Director Marc Rocco’s Where The Day Takes You is a gripping, gritty, and realistic look at teenage runaways and their low-life survival on the mean streets of Los Angeles’ Hollywood Boulevard. This honest, documentary-like chronicle of dreams turning to hopelessness is about the emotional forces of youth rebelling against parental abuse and oppression as they come to start a new life on their own, only to end up as junkies and prostitutes. The story follows various street kids as they sleep under freeways and panhandle to survive. This is a well crafted and directed motion picture that shows runaway youths on the path to disaster.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer is matted to a 1.75:1 aspect ratio. The picture looks exceptionally natural and consistent from scene to scene. Fleshtones are accurate and there is only a slight amount of grain in one narrative scene.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack features an outstanding CD-quality pop song score and an enveloping Dolby Surround® mix of street sound ambience for a very dramatic effect.
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