WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Crimson Tide
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 27 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini & Matt Craven

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Hollywood Pictures Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12156 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $59.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 11/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): Tony Scott
(Screenplay/Written By): Michael Schiffer
(Story): Michael Schiffer & Richard P. Henrick
(Music): Hans Zimmer
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Michael White
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Chris Lebenzon
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Bill Unger, Lucas Foster & Mike Moder
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Don Simpson & Jerry Bruckheimer

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

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington star in the suspense submarine thriller Crimson Tide. Captain Frank Ramsey (Hackman), a hard-nosed veteran and brilliant new Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter (Washington) are two of the crew on the submarine USS Alabama, sent to monitor Russian waters. When they receive unconfirmed orders to launch the subís nuclear missiles, Ramsey and Hunter battle each other on the validity of such orders. The fate of the world is in their hands and a nuclear war is one man away from beginning.

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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): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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