WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Blank Check

Reviewed In Issue 11 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffey, Miguel Ferrer.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Video
(Catalog Number): 2700 AS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(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): Rupert Wainwright
(Screenplay/Written By): Blake Snyder & Colby Carr
(Story): NA
(Music): Nicholas Pike
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Nelson Coates
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(Editor): Hubert de La Bouillerie & Jill Savitt
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(Executive Producers): Hilary Wayne & Blake Snyder
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Craig Baumgarten & Gary Adelson

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 Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Blank Check is a charming comedy about an 11 year-old who becomes suddenly rich beyond his wildest dreams. Preston Waters, (Brian Bonsall), has always been lectured on the work ethic by his tight fisted father when after having his bike run over by a crook is given a blank check as a quick settlement. He fills it in for a million dollars and suddenly he is rich beyond his wildest dreams. He indulges his every whim in an extravagant spending spree, buying his own house and stocking it with every conceivable fun-filled diversion. Finally the bad guys come to call and Preston finds that $1 million doesn’t buy all that he had hoped for.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 matted picture is first rate and sure to please with accurate fleshtones vibrant colors, sharply defined blacks and shadows, excellent contrast and no distracting grain or artifacts. Images are naturally rendered for a clean, solid presentation.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack has good surround envelopment and directional effects. Dialogue is always intelligible. The music score is well recorded and spatially dynamic for a pleasing presence with deep, extended bass.
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