WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Camp Nowhere

Reviewed In Issue 13 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, Wendy Makkena.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Hollywood Pictures Home Video
(Catalog Number): 3078 AS
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 3/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Jonathan Prince
(Screenplay/Written By): Andrew Kurtzman & Eliot Wald
(Story): NA
(Music): David Lawrence
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Rusty Smith
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(Editor): Jon Poll
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(Executive Producers): Andrew Kurtzman & Eliot Wald
(Co-Producers): David Streit & Janet Graham
(Producers): Michael Peyser

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:
Camp Nowhere is a comedic romp when a group of young teens decide to create a summer camp of their dreams, with no rules, counselors or parents to control them. Christopher Lloyd plays the part of an ex-science teacher and out-of-work actor who is challenged to accept the part of camp adult in a young friend’s plan to rebel against the traditional theme camps—computer, drama, health and military school. The plan works and the teens are enjoying more fun than they can handle but soon have to face the real world of adults and have to do some fast thinking when their parents come to call.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 matted picture is sharp and detailed with vivid colors, but fleshtones are inconsistent. Some scenes look good and others do not. Noise is apparent in the darker scenes but otherwise there are no distracting artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is a conventional Hollywood mix with undistinguished dialogue produced with ADR. The music score is well recorded and it provides what there is of surround ambient envelopment. Essentially, the sound is mono with stereo embellishment.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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