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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Sade: Lovers Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes backstage footage of the band and Sade, 10-minutes of fan messages to Sade,

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Epic Music Video
(Catalog Number): EVD 54204
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(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): 03/05/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Sophie Muller
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Jacket erroneously indicates DVD includes a DTS soundtrack. The disc includes Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0.

Story Synopsis:
Sultry soul singer Sade is simply suave as she sings

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD (not credited on jacket) concert performance is somewhat soft under the stage lighting, with shots of the full stage appearing somewhat smeared and undefined. Colors are nicely rendered, with rich colors and natural flesthones, as well as deep, engulfing blacks. Minor pixelization and shimmering details are noticed. Fans of Sade should be pleased, if not by the picture, by her performance. (Suzanne Hodges)

The DVD back cover shows a DTS