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Herbie Hancock: Future 2 Future Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Herbie Hancock, Terri Lyne Carrington, Darrell Diaz, DJ Dish, Matthew Garrison & Wallace Rooney

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes a multi-angle function (with selectable angles occasionally popping up in the bottom widescreen matte), the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/Legacy Jazz
(Catalog Number): CVD 55193
(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): No
(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): 11/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Simon
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Story Synopsis:
He had the

DVD Picture:
The 1.78:1 DVD picture is not anamorphically enhanced, but images can be generally sharp and detailed for the closer shots of the performers. Shots of the full stage appear quite smeared and undefined. The lighting is quite dim at this small venue performance, but contrast is satisfying. Hues are nicely saturated, with colorful stage lighting, natural fleshtones, and deep but often undefined blacks. Aliasing problems and shimmering details are occasionally noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel audio presentation has been well-recorded, and the spatial presentation is wholly involving and engulfing, with some rather creative and interesting dimensional pans and distribution. There