WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Tremors 2: Aftershocks
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 20 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Fred Ward, Christopher Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 42779
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 4/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): S.S. Wilson
(Screenplay/Written By): Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson
(Story): NA
(Music): Jay Ferguson
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Ivo Cristante
(Visual Effects): Tippett Studio
(Costume Designer): Rudy Dillon
(Editor): Bob Ducsay
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Brent Maddock & Ron Underwood
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Nancy Roberts & Christopher Defaria

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.80:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): DTS Matrix Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Tremors 2—Aftershocks takes us back to the dusty, no-man’s land of Perfection, Nevada—still home to Graboid-busting hero Earl Bassett (Ward). Unfortunately, everybody except Earl seems to have profited from his earlier adventure. When a representative of the Mexican government offers to pay fifty thousand dollars a head to hunt the Graboids who are now plaguing an oil field in Sonora, Earl and a new partner (Gartin) head off to Mexico, where they meet up with an attractive geologist (Shaver).

LaserDisc Picture:
This sequel was made for cable and is matted at 1.80:1. Picture quality is inconsistent, but images are sharp and detailed and colors are vivid. While noise is virtually non-existent, minor artifacts do appear.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is similar to the original but with a more expansive score. Dialogue is extensively ADR-processed and dynamics
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