WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

For Love Of The Game

Reviewed In Issue 39 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone, Brian Cox & JK Simmons

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): LD84156-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 138
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Sam Raimi
(Screenplay/Written By): Dana Stevens
(Story): NA
(Music): Basil Poledouris
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Neil Spisak
(Visual Effects): Cinesite, Hammerhead Productions, CFC MVFX, Pop Films
(Costume Designer): Judianna Makovsky
(Editor): Eric L. Beason & Arthur Coburn, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Kelly Cabral & Wylie Stateman
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Ron Bozman & Marc Abraham
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Armyan Bernstein & Amy Robinson

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Panavision
(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:
Based on the novel by Michael Shaara, For Love Of The Game stars Kevin Costner as legendary Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Billy Chapel. Nearing the end of a disappointing season—which may prove to be his last—Billy also finds his personal life in disarray, as his long-time girlfriend has had enough of his lifestyle.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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