WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

How to Make an American Quilt

Reviewed In Issue 20 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Nelligan, Alfre Woodard, Maya Angelou, Kate Capshaw, Loren Dean, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Derrick O’Connor, Jean Simmons, Lois Smith, Rip Torn, Mykelti Williamson

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 42732
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 5/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): J. Moorhouse
(Screenplay/Written By): Jane Anderson
(Story): NA
(Music): Thomas Newman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Leslie Dilley
(Visual Effects): DreamQuest Images
(Costume Designer): Ruth Myers
(Editor): Jill Bilcock
(Supervising Sound Editors): Terry Rodman, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Deborah Jelin Newmyer
(Co-Producers): Patricia Whitcher
(Producers): Sarah Pilsbury, Midge Sanford

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): DTS Matrix Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ryder stars as Finn, a grad student who goes to spend her summer with her grandmother and great aunt, away from her fiancé. There she is inspired by the women in their quilting bee as they gather to make her wedding quilt.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.75:1 picture is exquisite and exhibits a natural quality with images that are sharp and detailed with no noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is conventional stereo except for the partial use of aggressive surround.
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