WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Rescuers, The

Reviewed In Issue 33 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
The Voice Talents Of Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Video
(Catalog Number): 17105 AS
(MPAA Rating): G
(Retail Price): $29.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 77
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1977
(LD Release Date): 03/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery & Art Stevens
(Screenplay/Written By): NA
(Story): Larry Clemmons
(Music): Artie Butler
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Don Griffith
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor): James Melton & Jim Koford
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Ron Miller
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Wolfgang Reitherman

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.64:1

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
With just the right amount of action and suspense for very young children, The Rescuers tells the sweet story of shy but brave Bernard the mouse (Newhart) and his glamorous little friend Miss Bianca (Gabor) who must rescue a little girl from the clutches of wicked Madame Medusa (Page). Based on the stories of Margery Sharp. And, yes, itís safe for the kids to watch, now that those objectionable frames of a free-spirited young (non-animated) woman have been removed from the film.

LaserDisc Picture:
The animated picture exhibits excellent color fidelity. The images are sharp and detailed, though distracting noise is apparent throughout. There are no apparent video artifacts. Overall, the picture is generally pleasing. The aspect ratio measures 1.64:1.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is unistinguished monaural that sounds compressed with background noise
(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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