WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Bonnie & Clyde

Reviewed In Issue 20 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 14299
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1967
(LD Release Date): 4/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Arthur Penn
(Screenplay/Written By): David Newman & Robert Benton
(Story): NA
(Music): Charles Strouse
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Dean Tavoularis
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Theadora van Runkle
(Editor): Dede Allen
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Warren Beatty

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.90:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway dazzle the screen as the famous depression-era bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde. The young couple start their life of crime innocently enough—robbing banks doing no personal harm, but eventually, they are forced to use their guns. The pair, along with the rest of their gang; C.W. (Pollard), Clyde’s brother Buck (Hackman) and his annoying wife Blanche (Parsons in her Academy Award®-winning role), go on the run robbing, stealing and killing anyone who dares to get in their way. Burnett Guffey won the movie’s other Oscar® for Best Cinematography.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted at 1.90:1 and is sharp and detailed with virtually no noise or artifacts. While the original theatrical version exhibited dull colors, on this edition the colors are rich and vibrant with natural fleshtones, and deep, solid blacks. Contrast is excellent as is shadow detail. This is a picture that is solid and sure to please fans of this bold and brassy classic.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is undistinguished monaural.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
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Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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