WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Money Train
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 20 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake, Chris Cooper

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 11076
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 5/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Joseph Rubin
(Screenplay/Written By): Doug Richardson & David Loughery
(Story): Doug Richardson
(Music): Mark Mancina
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Bill Groom
(Visual Effects): Sony Pictures Imageworks
(Costume Designer): Ruth E. Carter
(Editor): George Bowers, ACE & Bill Pankow
(Supervising Sound Editors): Stan Bochner
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Frederick Pierce, Tracy Barone & Adam Fields
(Co-Producers): Doug Claybourne & Michael Steele
(Producers): Jon Peters & Neil Canton

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): SDDS Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson team up in Money Train as foster brothers John and Charlie, who work as transit cops for the New York City subway system. Loaded with attitude, the two are inseparable, but John is always bailing out his high-stakes gambling kid brother.

LaserDisc Picture:
The THX transfer used the Sony HD process and the perfectly framed 2.35:1 picture is stunning. Images are sharp and detailed with vivid colors, natural fleshtones and deep, solid blacks. Contrast is excellent as is color fidelity. The picture is solid with no noise or artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has stereo effects and deep bass extension that effectively intensifies the action sequences. The music is dynamic with a sense of surround envelopment, but occasionally the sound is wanting in fidelity.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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