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Diana Krall: Live In Paris
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 62 (July 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Diana Krall, John Clayton, Paulinho Da Costa, Jeff Hamilton, John Pisano, Anthony Wilson, Alan Broadbent, Claus Ogerman, Ochestre Symphonique Europeen & Paris Jazz Big Band

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes 16 minutes worth of behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage and two bonus videos (

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Eagle Eye Media
(Catalog Number): EE19012
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 04/02/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Barnard
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a stage performance with generally soft image quality in all but the close-up shots, which appear much sharper. Colors appear to be well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Fine details shimmer and appear pixelized at times. The additional footage of Paris is quite blurry, but may be used as just a

The 5.1-channel audio presentations are both remarkable in terms of fidelity and dimensional scope. Diana Krall's voice spans the three front channels, with significant ambience directed to the stereo surrounds. The surrounds are prominent in activity throughout and also effectively render the ambient recordings of the instrumentation. Deep bass is certainly notable, especially from the articulate notes of the double bass, and .1 LFE activity is substantial with below-25 Hz activity noticed from the front channels. Both audio versions should deliver with an abundance of satisfaction; yet the DTS