WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Final Analysis

Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts, Keith David, Paul Guifoyle & Robert Harper

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12243
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 125
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 9/1/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Phil Joanou
(Screenplay/Written By): Wesley Strick
(Story): NA
(Music): George Fenton
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Dean Tavoularis
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(Editor): Thom Noble
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(Executive Producers): Richard Gere & Maggie Wilde
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Charles Roven, Paul Junger Witt & Tony Thomas

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Final Analysis is a stylish, sexy thriller that emulates the complex psychological thriller of yesteryear. It was photographed in softly lit deep golden tones. I really liked the look of this transfer by Tom Scarpelli based on the look created by cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth.

LaserDisc Picture:
There are plenty of good looking transfers that probably do not look the way the movie was projected theatrically. They are a little too open on the bright side. The images here are almost hypnotic, perfectly balanced and consistent scene to scene. There are numerous beautifully photographed and moody climactic scenes of San Francisco Bay where the weather changes from bright and sunny to dark and rainy.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack, as is the stirring and suspenseful music score recording, is brilliant. I have never heard quite so real a rain storm as the thunder and lightening effects created in Dolby Surround®. It gave me the appropriate chills. The lighthouse catwalk scene at the film’s conclusion is perfect for a home theatre demonstration.
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