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Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 68 (Jan 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Neil Young, Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, Billy Talbot & Ralph Molina

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a photo gallery, lyrics, a stage script, a

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sanctuary Records
(Catalog Number): 06076-88333-9
(MPAA Rating): PG
(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): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1979
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/24/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bernard Shakey
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Story Synopsis:
"Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps" was recorded live at The Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, on October 22, 1978. Neil performs

DVD Picture:
The 1.66:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a generally unimpressive picture that does not hide its age well. Colors are weak in saturation, with grayish blacks. The picture is soft and wanting in detail and definition, appearing quite smeared at times. Contrast is quite low, and the darker images tend to drop off into the undefined blacks. The blurry images break up and shimmer on occasion. Still, for a picture that had been hailed by Rolling Stone magazine in 1987 as one of the

The remastered 5.1-channel audio presentations offer full engagement of the spatial soundstage, with aggressive surround activity throughout. There