WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Corrina, Corrina

Reviewed In Issue 13 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta, Tina Majorino, Wendy Crewson, Larry Miller, Erica Yohn, Jenifer Lewis, Joan Cusack & Don Ameche

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID2774LI
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 2/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Jessie Nelson
(Screenplay/Written By): Jessie Nelson
(Story): NA
(Music): Thomas Newman & Rick Cox
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(Production Designer): Jeannie Claudia Oppewall
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(Editor): Lee Percy, ACE
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(Executive Producers): Ruth Vitalle & Bruce Goldman
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Jessie Nelson

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:
Corrina, Corrina is the story of a heartbroken widower and his young daughter who find help from a warm-hearted, life-loving housekeeper, played by Whoopi Goldberg. The movie, set in the 1950’s depicts seven-year-old Molly Singer, played charmingly by Tina Majorino, as being distant and withdrawn—she hasn’t spoken since losing her mother. Her father Manny (Ray Liotta) is doing his best to cope but needs help in raising his little girl. Along comes Corrina, who with humor and insight finds a way into the heart of Molly and helps to bring magic and laughter into their lives—and yours. This is an im-mensely entertaining and satisfying movie experience with Whoopi Goldberg in top form.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 matted picture is really sharp and detailed with colors that are vivid and blacks that are deep and solid. The overall period look is natural with accurate fleshtones and color hues. There is no grain or noise, or artifacts that distract for a first-rate viewing experience.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack delivers nice touches of subtle surround envelopment provided by the score which features classic pop and jazz songs from the period.
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