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Kansas: Device Voice Drum
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 67 (Dec 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Kansas: Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh & Rich Williams

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes interviews that touch on looking back at the history of the band, making this new DVD, and their songs; a seven-minute making-of featurette; Kansas discography, and promotional materials.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Compendia Music Group
(Catalog Number): 9380
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(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): 104
(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): 10/08/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michie Turpin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Disc does not include a DTS audio track as originally announced.

Story Synopsis:
The band Kansas decided to

DVD Picture:
Though not credited on the jacket, the 1.78:1-framed DVD is in widescreen-format and is also anamorphically enhanced. The picture offers varying qualities due to multiple cameras used to shoot the concert. Whoever was working the smoke machine that night was really on the ball, so that should be considered a factor for the soft characteristics of the picture, but images are nicely detailed. Colors are well balanced, but blacks can appear somewhat weak, perhaps due to the stage lighting reflecting off of the smoke. Edge enhancement is rarely a factor. Grain can be quite perceivable at times, but Wheatheads should definitely be satisfied. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel audio is a rather good recording overall, with some of the rough edge normally encountered with live rock concert recordings. The front left and right channels get the most activity, with a close second being the surrounds. The .1 LFE channel is also very active throughout, and there