WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

End Of Days

Reviewed In Issue 39 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Robin Tunney, CCH Pounder, Rod Steiger, Derrick O’Connor & Miriam Margolyes

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): LD85240-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 123
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Peter Hyams
(Screenplay/Written By): Andrew W. Marlowe
(Story): NA
(Music): John Debney
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Richard Holland
(Visual Effects): Rhythm And Hues, Centropolis Effects, Todd-AO Hollywood Digital WestHunter/Gratzner Industries, Inc. & The Chandler Group
(Costume Designer): Bobbie Mannix
(Editor): Steven Kemper & Jeff Gullo
(Supervising Sound Editors): Mike Wilhoit
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Marc Abraham & Thomas A. Bliss
(Co-Producers): Paul Deason & Andrew W. Marlowe
(Producers): Armyan Bernstein & Bill Borden

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A series of disturbing signs near the approach of the end of the millennium seem to indicate that the End Of Days is near. Former New York City cop Jericho Cane (Schwarzenegger) is assigned to ensure the security of a mysterious stranger (Byrne) who just may turn out to be satan. He’s in town looking for a few laughs and someone to bear the anti-christ.

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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): 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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