WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Getaway, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 10 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Alec Baldwin, Kin Basinger, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Tilly, James Woods, Richard Farnsworth.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 42060
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 06/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Roger Donaldson
(Screenplay/Written By): Walter Hill & Amy Jones
(Story): NA
(Music): Mark Isham
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Joseph Nemec III
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Marilyn Vance-Straker
(Editor): Conrad Buff
(Supervising Sound Editors): Jay Boekelheide
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): David Foster, Lawrence Turman & John Alan Simon

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on a Jim Thompson novel and a remake of the 1972 movie starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw, The Getaway is an action adventure that revolves around the professional criminal duet Doc McCoy (Alec Baldwin) and his lovely wife Carol (Kim Basinger).

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.40:1 picture has a natural, soft fo-cused look with natural fleshtones. Colors are consistently accurate. While it is artifact free, there is a slight grain visible in some scenes.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack surround is aggressive with good bass extension down to 30 Hz! And music score is spatially enveloping.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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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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