WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

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Reviewed In Issue 03 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, Madeleine Stowe.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1977-85
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 3/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Jonathan Kaplan
(Screenplay/Written By): Lewis Colick
(Story): George D. Putnam, John Katchmer & Lewis Colick
(Music): James Horner
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Lawrence G. Paull
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Curtiss Clayton
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Charles Gordon

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 SR
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A vulnerable married couple befriends a solitary cop after he investigates a robbery attempt at their Los Angeles home. Unfortunately for them, the cop (Liotta) winds up as a crazed intruder who decides that the woman of the house should be his. Liotta is great as the freaky, maniac cop.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer is true to the 1.85:1 theatrical projection. Image quality is good with consistent color accuracy and balance throughout. There is no appreciable noise artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is aggressively mixed both with respect to the stereo pans and to sound effects effectively steered to the surrounds. This makes for a more compelling experience and heightens the suspense and tension.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz):
(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
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(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
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(Aggressive Split Surround):
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(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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