WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Air Force One
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 27 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews, Dean Stockwell, Xander Berkeley & Glenn Close

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 71886
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 125
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Wolfgang Petersen
(Screenplay/Written By): Andrew J. Marlowe
(Story): NA
(Music): Jerry Goldsmith
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): William Sandell
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Richard Francis-Bruce
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Thomas A. Bliss, Marc Abraham & David Lester
(Co-Producers): Na
(Producers): Wolfgang Petersen, Gail Katz, Armyan Bernstain & John Shestack

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

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS, SDDS & Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Air Force One is a slick action thriller that stars Harrison Ford as United States President James Marshall who delivers an impassioned address to a room full of Russian dignitaries. Following his speech that praised the capture of the brutal fascist tyrant General Radek (Jurgen Prochnow), Marshall joins his wife and daughter aboard Air Force One, and heads for Washington. But the plane is hijacked by Radek loyalists (including Gary Oldman) with plans to force the release of their leader by holding Marshall hostage.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(Deep Bass Challenging): Yes
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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