WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

“Crocodile” Dundee

Reviewed In Issue 11 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Mellon.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV 32029-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1986
(LD Release Date): 8/1/1994
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Peter Faiman
(Screenplay/Written By): Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie & John Cornell
(Story): Paul Hogan
(Music): Peter Best
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Graham (Grace) Walker
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): David Stiven
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): John Cornell

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.18:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
“Crocodile” Dundee, was the comedy smash-hit of 1986, starring Paul Hogan as Michael J. Dundee, the crocodile hunter from the Australian outback, a hard drinking, free-spirited, tough-living, “wonda from down-unda.” His visit to New York with beautiful reporter Sue Charlton, played by Linda Kozlowski, brings him in contact with the kind of city-folk he’s never met before.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture features great cinematography although the frame has been recomposed at 2.18:1 from the theatrical scope aspect ratio. Color is vivid with solid blacks and excellent shadow detail, highlighted by excellent contrast. Fleshtones are naturally rendered. There is some slight grain but no artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is marvelous with effective surround envelopment and a dynamic music score with touches of Aboriginal instruments. It has excellent spatial quality and good dialogue intelligibility.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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