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John Mayer: Any Given Thursday
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 71 (Apr 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

John Mayer, David Labruyere, Stephen Chopek & Michael Chaves

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes a five-minute Any Given Soundcheck documentary, a 10-minute interview with Mayer on The Next Morning, a photo gallery with music, and discography.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia Music Video
(Catalog Number): CVD 55315
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(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): 03/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Sam Erickson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In a music business that is swarming with boy bands, John Mayer is a breath of fresh air. Check him out with his Any Given Thursday DVD and discover Mayer

DVD Picture:
The 1.66:1 DVD picture is not anamorphic and not a great DVD for larger home theatre displays. There are lots of shimmering artifacts and aliasing problems. The picture has an overall soft character, with some smearing. Colors are satisfying, with generally accurate fleshtones, but slightly weak and undefined blacks. Nonetheless, John Mayer fans are not likely to care much about image quality, as his music is the feature presentation. The disc's widescreen format is not indicated on the packaging. (Suzanne Hodges)

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