WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

City Of Industry

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, Famke Janssen, Wade Dominguez & Michael Jai White

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Orion Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID40600R
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
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Credits Information
(Director): John Irvin
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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 SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
City Of Industry is a crime, betrayal and revenge thriller that follows a group of professional theives and greedy rookies who pull off a black market jewel heist. Lee Egan (Timothy Hutton) is tired of the criminal life, but proposes one last job worth $3 million to his retired brother, Roy (Harvey Keitel), friend Jorge (Wade Rodriguez) and wheel man Skip (Stephen Dorff). But following their successful heist, Skip pulls a deadly double-cross, leaving Roy hell-bent for vengeance.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture, matted at 1.85:1, exhibits a warm stylized golden hue, but color fidelity is good with natural fleshtones, rich and warm colors and deep, solid blacks. Images are sharp and detailed with excellent shadow detail and contrast. Some interior scenes have a dark character with slight noise, but exteriors look pleasing. There are minor artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The Dolby® Surround matrix soundtrack has nicely designed ambient sound effects and are spread across the soundstage, providing aggressive surround envelopment. Dialogue sounds natural and is often spatially integrated. The music score is limited, but well recorded. Overall, this soundtrack is satisfying.
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