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Roxy Music: Live At The Apollo London 2001
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 76 (Sept 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Roxy Music: Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson, Chris Spedding, Colin Good, Zev Katz, Lucy Wilkins, Julia Thornton, Sarah Brown & Yanick Etienne

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a 17-minute documentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID0087WIDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(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): 109
(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): 07/08/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Julia Knowles
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Story Synopsis:

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that nicely suits the stage performance with satisfying depth and definition. Depending on the camera source, images are generally sharp and detailed, though appearing slightly smeared under the colored stage lighting. Some shots can be downright blurry. Hues are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, vibrant colors, and deep black backgrounds. There is occasional shimmering noticed, which can distract from shots of sheet music and instrument details. Otherwise the picture can be quite solid, with no distracting edge enhancement or bothersome pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.0 audio has been nicely recorded, with an energetic, engrossing presence throughout that should surely please fans of the music. Slight compression can be noticed in the mid- to upper frequencies. As usual, the surrounds aim to convey the ambience of the performance venue. This is really more of a 4.0 presentation, since the center channel is so modest in activity. Though the LFE channel is not present, there