WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Boiling Point
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12976
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 08/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): James B. Harris
(Screenplay/Written By): James B. Harris
(Story): NA
(Music): Cory Lerios & John D’Andrea
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Ron Foreman
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(Editor): Jerry Brady
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(Executive Producers): Rene Bonnell & Olivier Granier
(Co-Producers): Patrick Beaufront
(Producers): Marc Frydman & Leonardo De La Fuente

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.90:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Boiling Point is a police action plotted man-hunt drama which stars Wesley Snipes as Treasury Agent Jimmy Mercer, on the trail of a smooth-talking crime sleaze (Dennis Hooper) and his quick-fingered accomplice who likes to kill people, cops not excepted. The story is based on a novel by Gerald Petievich, To Live And Die In LA. Snipes plays Mercer, a no-nonsense agent who’s tough, proud, and not above stretching the law to smoke out his partner’s killers. Hooper as Red is looking for his last big score before the mob catches up to him demanding payment for past debts.

LaserDisc Picture:
Technically this disc is excellent with a flawless transfer at an aspect ratio of about 1.90:1. The picture is sharp, crisp and the color fidelity is first-rate with excellent shadow detail. Each shot is framed to maximize the widescreen palette for a visually interesting presentation.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is well recorded with a natural and effective surround presence for an enveloping experience. The big band vocal group scoring is superb and the sound is beautifully presented.
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