WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Shani Wallis, Mark Lester.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Pioneer Special Editions
(Catalog Number): PSE92-27
(MPAA Rating): G
(Retail Price): $59.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 156
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1968
(LD Release Date): 06/01/92
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Carol Reed
(Screenplay/Written By): Vernon Harris
(Story): NA
(Music): Lionel Bart & John Green
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John Box
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Ralph Kemplen
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): NA

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.55:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Stereo & 70mm 6 Track Mag Stereo
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture, this vivid musical versio n of Dicken’s immortal story (“Oliver Twist”) about a young orphan whose misadventures leads him to a group of petty theives (with Moody brilliant as Fagan) will delight just about everyone with lively, energetic and witty song and dance numbers.

LaserDisc Picture:
Unfortunately, the picture is discolored and inflicted in parts with an orange tint which occasionally appears at the top of the matte. The compressed composition from 2.35:1 to 2.55:1 is an attempt to hide the problem.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
This is one of the grandest movie musicals as well as one of the greatest family motion pictures ever produced. It is guaranteed joy with it beautifully photographed and choreographed song-and-dance numbers such as “Consider Yourself,” and “Who Will Buy?.”
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
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