WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Bad Girls

Reviewed In Issue 11 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, James Russo, James LeGros, Robert Loggia & Dermot Mulroney

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 8627-85
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 10/1/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Jonathan Kaplan
(Screenplay/Written By): Ken Friedman & Yolande Finch
(Story): Albert S. Ruddy, Charles Finch & Gray Frederickson
(Music): Jerry Goldsmith
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(Production Designer): Guy Barnes
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(Editor): Jane Kurson, ACE
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(Executive Producers): Lynda Obst
(Co-Producers): William Fay
(Producers): Albert S. Ruddy, Andre E. Morgan & Charles Finch

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Bad Girls is a western with a difference. Set in the days when women had their place, this is the story of four saloon girls on the run from the law. When Cody, played by Madeleine Stowe, shoots an armed man who abuses one of her girls she is arrested and after being rescued from the gallows by her three friends, flees with them to the Oregon territory to claim a spread of land. But before they can start anew they need money and Cody pledges all her savings. While trying to withdraw it from the bank she meets up with the Jarrett gang, who steals it, leaving no choice but for the girls to recover the money and get revenge.

LaserDisc Picture:
The pristine1.85:1 picture has an overall natural appearance that is sharp and detailed with accurate fleshtones, excellent contrast and deep blacks with no artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is dynamic and spatial with effective surround envelopment and directional sound effects. Great expansive western music orchestral score.
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