WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Pink Floyd The Wall
Genre:Musical Performance

Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Bob Geldof.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML102214
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $24.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1982
(LD Release Date): 08/01/91
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Alan Parker
(Screenplay/Written By): Roger Waters
(Story): NA
(Music): Roger Waters, David Gilmour & Bob Ezrin
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Brian Morris
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Gerry Hambling, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Stephen O’Rourke
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Alan Marshall

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Pink Floyd The Wall is the visual adaptation of the British band Pink Floyd’s landmark record album. It stars Boomtown Rats alum Bob Geldof as Pink, a rock superstar who has has too many shows, too much dope and too much adulation - so much that he is slowly going mad. Pink begins to build brick after brick in his “wall” of painful memories as he slips further away from reality. Includes songs “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick In The Wall, “Hey You,” and “Run Like Hell.”

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is excellent as is the 2.35:1 transfer. Colors are rich and appear completely natural, and the animation is superbly rendered. It is quite a visual statement.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is magnificent. The music tracks have been derived from the album master recording.
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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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