WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Another 48 Hours
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 13 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe, Ed O’Ross

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV32386-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1990
(LD Release Date): 11/1/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Walter Hill
(Screenplay/Written By): John Fasanco, Jeb Stuart & Larry Gross
(Story): Fred Braughton
(Music): James Horner
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Joseph C. Nemec, III
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Dan Moore
(Editor): Freeman Davies, Carmel Davies & Donn Aron
(Supervising Sound Editors): Jerry Ross
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Mark Lipsky & Ralph S. Singleton
(Co-Producers): D. Constantine Conte
(Producers): Lawrence Gordon & Robert D. Wachs

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 SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Another 48 Hrs. is the comedy action sequel to the original team of Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) and Jack Cates (Nick Nolte), who this time are out to destroy the druglord known as “The Iceman.” Cates, under suspension from the police department is determined to catch The Iceman, and persuades Hammond to help in his search.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.81:1 transfer is sharp and detailed with vivid color, natural fleshtones, deep blacks, good shadow detail, and excellent contrast. A superb looking picture that suffers not from distracting artifacts or noise.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is open and dynamic, with an excelent music score that provides effective ambience. Effects also provide evelopment for a great sound experience.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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