WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 32 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, Gloria Stuart, David Warner, Victor Garber, Bill Paxton

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5+
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV334812WSDTS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $49.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 194
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date): 4/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): James Cameron
(Screenplay/Written By): James Cameron
(Story): NA
(Music): James Horner
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Peter Lamont
(Visual Effects): Digital Domain
(Costume Designer): Deborah L. Scott
(Editor): Conrad Buff, ACE, James Cameron & Richard A. Harris
(Supervising Sound Editors): Tom Bellfort
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Rae Sanchini
(Co-Producers): Al Giddings, Grant Hill & Sharon Mann
(Producers): James Cameron & Jon Landau

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.25:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): DTS Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS, SDDS, DD & 70mm 6 Track DTS
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
No other film can rival the epic spectacle and breathtaking grandeur of James Cameron’s Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are the star-crossed lovers who find themselves fighting for survival on the doomed luxury liner. The highest-grossing motion picture of all time, Titanic won eleven Oscars® including Best Picture and Best Director.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 2.25:1 picture is the same superb transfer as the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 29. All aspects of image and sonic quality are superior, for an overall emotionally breathtaking experience.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The DTS® Digital Surround discrete 5.1 soundtrack sounds more coherent and seamless with full scale holosonic soundfield delineation. Low level ambient resolution delivers smoother, fuller sonic quality. Bass energy extends to below 25Hz, and is capable of window-cracking vibration, especially when enhanced by .1 LFE. The romantic music score is wonderfully recorded, with excellent soundstage depth. Dialogue, though ADR-processed, sounds natural throughout. This soundtrack is the preferred reference.
(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): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): Yes
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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