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Heart: Alive In Seattle
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 73 (June 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Heart: Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Scott Olson, Mike Inez, Ben Smith & Tom Kellock

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a photo gallery and on screen

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID9559HADVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(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): 04/29/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dave Diomedi
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Since their 1975 debut album, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have been writing and performing their music along with their band, Heart. Live from their hometown, "Heart: Alive In Seattle" is something not to be missed. The "Wild Child" isn't "Alone" on stage but is accompanied by her "Sister Wild Rose" and the rest of the band. The "Magic Man" joins in to bring their audience a little piece of "Heaven," and it's obvious that the "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" in the crowd are "Crazy on You" girls! (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture offers a stage performance that is perfectly capable of satisfying longtime fans of Heart. Colors are eye-popping with the deep blue curtain draped in the background and vibrant red and green lava lamps and stage lighting. Some minor smearing is noticed, but sharpness is generally pleasing overall. Viewing on a larger home theatre display could amplify some undesirable shimmering and aliasing problems with guitar strings and drum cymbals. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.0 sound presentations, with an aggressive soundstage presence, a raw,