WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

After The Fox

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam, Akim Tamiroff, Paola Stoppa, Lydia Brazzi, Tino Buazzelli, Mac Ronay, Maria Grazia Buccella & Lando Buzzanca

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2.5
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML103034
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1966
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(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Vittorio De Sica
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DVD Picture Information
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(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.32:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After The Fox is a wacky comedy that stars Peter Sellers as the multi-faced thief Aldo “the Fox” Venucci. When millions of dollars in gold bullion has been stolen in Cairo, authorities know the one thief capable of such a crime is in jail. But that criminal strolls past prison guards disguised as his doctor. The Fox must quickly devise a plan to seize the gold. Posing as a flamboyant director, Aldo enlists the help of his voluptuous sister Gina Romantica (Britt Ekland) and the egotistical film star Tony Powell (Victor Mature in a hilarious role) to film a movie about (what else?) a gold theft.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.32:1 picture looks dated and dull, exhibiting undersaturated color fidelity with subdued fleshtones and colors, but generally deep blacks. Had the colors been more fully saturated, the picture would appear much more natural. Images are occasionally sharp and detailed with mediocre contrast and shadow detail. Slight noise and artifacts are apparent throughout.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is undistinguished monaural that sounds compressed.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
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(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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