WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The

Reviewed In Issue 13 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): PolyGram Video
(Catalog Number): 800 633 713-1
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 4/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Stephen Elliott
(Screenplay/Written By): Stephen Elliot
(Story): NA
(Music): Guy Gross
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Owen Paterson
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Lizzy Gardiner & Tim Chappel
(Editor): Sue Blainey
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Rebel Penfold-Russell
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Al Clark & Michael Hamlyn

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.32:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
“The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert” is the comedic camp movie from Australia about three drag Queens: Bernadette, a transsexual star who is hoping to re-live her theatrical glory days, is played wonderfully by Stamp; Adam (Pearce), a young flamboyant party boy with a huge wardrobe; and the organizer Tick (Weaver), who is feeling more uncertain about meeting his wife and son—who are never short of an audience whether walking down the streets of a desert town or performing to a group of aborigines in the outback.

LaserDisc Picture:
The Panavision® scope frame has been slightly cropped at 2.32:1. Colors are vivid and fleshtones are accurate. Night scenes are pretty solid with slight noise artifacts. Overall the presentation is pleasing.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is driven by the seemingly constant disco music that adds to the fun.
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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