WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 11 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Geena Davis, James Gandolfini, Aida Turturro, Phillip Bosco, Jenny O’Hara, Michael Pispoli, Stephen Rea.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4
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Special features of the exclusive director’s edition include audio commentary by the director, deleted scenes not shown in theatres, a behind-the-scenes featurette on the The Making Of Angie including interviews with the cast and crew and more.

DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Hollywood Pictures Home Video
(Catalog Number): 2556 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $49.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 9/1/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Martha Coolidge
(Screenplay/Written By): Todd Graff
(Story): NA
(Music): Jerry Goldsmith
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Mel Bourne
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(Editor): Steven Cohen, ACE
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(Executive Producers): Joe Roth & Roger Birnbaum
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Larry Brezner & Patrick McCormick

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.20:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Angie, based upon the novel Angie, I Says by Avra Wing, is a romantic comedy directed by Martha Cooliage (Rambling Rose, Lost In Yonkers). Gina Davis stars as Angie, a bright, fun-loving neighborhood girl who upon finding herself unexpectedly pregnant decides that she cannot marry the father, her long time fiance. She’s determined get more out of life. She has met a charming Irishman, (Stephen Rea), but their whirlwind romance abruptly ends upon the birth of her baby. Feeling emotionally distraught she decides that her own life will be put in order if she can locate her own missing Mother, and abandons her newborn while she embarks on a cross-country journey of hope.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.20:1 frame has been recomposed but the picture is sharp and detailed with vivid color for a wonderful natural look.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is pretty conventional but effectively supports the storytelling.
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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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