WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

D2 The Mighty Ducks

Reviewed In Issue 11 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Emilio Estevez, Michael Tucker, Jan Rubes, Kathryn Erbe.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Video
(Catalog Number): 2553 AS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$29.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 8/1/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Sam Weisman
(Screenplay/Written By): Steven Brill
(Story): NA
(Music): J.A.C. Redford
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Gary Frutkoff
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(Editor): Eric Sears, ACE & John F. Link
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Doug Claybourne
(Co-Producers): Steven Brill & Salli Newman
(Producers): Jordan Kerner & Jon Avnet

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.82:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
D2 The Mighty Ducks is the slapstick comedy sequel with Emilio Estavez once more playing Gordon Bombay, the ex-hockey-star and now coach to the peewee hockey team, the Mighty Ducks. This time the team is chosen to represent their country by competing as Team USA in the Junior Goodwill Games taking place in Los Angeles against the best teams from all over the world. Initially intoxicated by the Beverly Hills lifestyle and all it conveys, they soon learn they must overcome all diversions and obstacles if they are to win against their tough mean-spirited opponents from Iceland.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture has been matted at 1.82:1. Images are sharp and detailed with excellent contrast and vibrant color. Fleshtones are natural and there are no artifacts to mar what is a solid and stunning picture.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is well recorded with excellent fidelity and a fine music score that is dynamic and enveloping. The dialogue is perfectly natural and intelligible. Plenty of good directional effects and great bass extension are heard.
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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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