WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Bone Collector, The

Reviewed In Issue 39 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Mike McGlone, Luis Guzman, Leland Orser, John Benjamin Hickey, Bobby Cannavale & Ed O’Neill

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): LD85238-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Phillip Noyce
(Screenplay/Written By): Jeremy Iacone
(Story): NA
(Music): Craig Armstrong
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Nigel Phelps
(Visual Effects): The Computer Film Company, London
(Costume Designer): Odette Gadoury
(Editor): William Hoy
(Supervising Sound Editors): Bruce Stambler & Colin Miller
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Michael Klawitter & Dan Jinks
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Martin Bregman, Louis A. Stroller & Michael Bregman

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

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Jeffery Deaver, The Bone Collector stars Denzel Washington as a top homicide investigator sidelined by a devastating accident. He can only listen in frustration as inept cops are baffled by the case of a demented serial killer—that is, until he teams up with rookie Amelia Donaghy (Jolie) who becomes his link with the streets as she searches for the clues he needs to identify the sadistic killer.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(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): No
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