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Kronos Quartet In Performance (Kronos On Stage)
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 66 (Nov 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt, Joan Jeanrenaud & Wu Man

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID9261RADVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 55
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1998
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 08/13/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Manfred Waffender
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"The Kronos Quartet In Performance" (titled on the DVD jacket "Kronos On Stage") tackles two composers

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD stage performance exhibits nicely rendered images against a pitch black background. Colors are nicely rendered with accurate fleshtones and intriguing accent lighting to showcase the instruments, rather than the performers. While images are mostly sharp and detailed for the close up shots, wider shots of a group of performers can appear slightly smeared. Occasional shimmering details are noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel audio is a remarkable recording. Instruments and the various effects sound impressively pristine and pleasurable. Distribution to the surrounds is rather generous in rendering spatial ambience. The center channel is de-emphasized for this particular sound mix. (Perry Sun)