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Big Beach Boutique II: Fatboy Slim
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 70 (Mar 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by Fatboy Slim, a DJ Request function which allows you to select up to 12 tracks to play in the order of your choice, a 10-minute interview with Fatboy Slim, two carnival style games (with behind-the-scenes rewards for the winners), and a hidden feature which requires a code (from to access the 24-minute documentary footage from the World Cup in Japan and conversations with Norman Cook.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Eagle Vision
(Catalog Number): EV300259
(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): 89
(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): 11/05/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): NA
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DVD Picture:
If you can avoid getting dizzy by the handheld camera following Fatboy Slim through the crowd and to the stage at the beginning of the movie, you will find that the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD offers generally acceptable images for the dusk till dark performance. Contrast seems a bit low as night falls, but the stage and spot lighting provide enough visual information for the performance. Images can be a bit soft, and sometimes downright blurry. Funky camera angles and filters add to the fun. Slim and his fans are absolutely enjoying themselves, despite minor aliasing problems and occasional pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel audio presentations are both substantially energetic in terms of spatial soundstage presence. There