WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Damage
Genre:Drama

Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Ian Bannen, Leslie Caron, Peter Stormare, Gemma Clarke

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1334L
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $49.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 06/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Louis Malle
(Screenplay/Written By): David Hare
(Story): NA
(Music): Zbigniew Preisner
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Brian Morris
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Milena Canonero
(Editor): John Bloom
(Supervising Sound Editors): Eddy Joseph
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): Vincent Malle & Simon Relph
(Producers): Louis Malle

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Directed by Louis Malle, and based on the best-selling novel by Josephine Hart, Damage is the erotically charged, but depressing story of a British aristocrat who is having an obsessive affair with his own sonís fiance, resulting in total destruction of all involved. This artistically excellent, and provocative film is explicit in its depiction of romantic obsessions and stars several of the best actors and actresses on screen today.

LaserDisc Picture:
The film-like picture quality is generally excellent but a little soft, a little oversaturated and a little too red and grainy in parts. Black level and shadow detail is superb.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is generally good although with at best subtle surround effects.
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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