WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Stars Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Stellan Skarsgaard, Rebecca Miller, Ned Vaughn, Cliff Robertson & Jack Thompson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 70736
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 03/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Carroll Ballard
(Screenplay/Written By): Rudy Wurlitzer & Mac Gudgeon
(Story): Jeff Benjamin, Roger Vaughan & Kimball Livingston
(Music): Basil Poledouris
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Laurence Eastwood
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(Editor): Michael Chandler
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(Executive Producers): Francis Ford Coppola & Fred Fuchs
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Mata Yamamoto & Tom Luddy

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:
Wind is Carroll Ballard’s superlative action-packed competitive sailing movie which captures the physical and intellectual excitement of the sport. The story is about America’s Cup yacht racing which emphasizes the metaphysics, aggressive athleticism, and split-second decision making involved with the sport. This is a film that constantly amazes with the seemingly impossible technical achievements on the water beautifully photographed and matted to 1.85:1. The stress of competition and winning is omnipresent and splendidly weaved in the personal relationships of helmsman Matthew Modine and engineering designer Jennifer Grey.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer is picture perfect and John Toll’s cinematography is absolutely stunning, if not breathtaking. Colors are crisp with accurate fleshtones.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound matches the scope of the film with an aggressive Dolby Surround® that puts you out to sea and in the midst of the racing excitement.
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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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