WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Boogie Nights

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Luis Guzman, Philip Baker Hall, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Burt Reynolds & Mark Wahlberg

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID3967LI
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 157
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Paul T. Anderson
(Screenplay/Written By): Paul Thomas Anderson
(Story): NA
(Music): Michael Penn
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bob Ziembicki
(Visual Effects): Film Technical Services, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Mark Bridges
(Editor): Dylan Tichenor
(Supervising Sound Editors): Dane A. David, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Lawrence Gordon
(Co-Producers): Daniel Lupi
(Producers): Paul Thomas Anderson & Joanne Stellar

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

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Spanning the drug and disco-filled ‘70s and hung over ‘80s, Boogie Nights features Mark Wahlberg as a young man who becomes an “adult” entertainment superstar when he joins a porn director’s (Burt Reynolds) diverse family (Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly and Heather Graham).

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