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270 Miles From Graceland: Bonnaroo 2003
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 80 (Jan 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Warren Haynes, The Polyphonic Spree, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Widespread Panic, North Mississippi Allstars, Medeski Martin & Wood, My Morning Jacket, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, G. Love, Jack Johnson, Tortoise, Nickel Creek, Sonic Youth, The Roots, The Dead, The Flaming Lips, North Mississippi Allstars, Younder Mountain String Band, Ben Kweller, The Allman Brothers Band, James Brown & Kyle Jones AKA Scratch

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
A bonus disc includes a photo gallery, 10 press interviews with the artists, the festival schedule, and backstage rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sanctuary Visual Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06076-88367-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 125
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Danny Clinch
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
With stages set up "270 Miles From Graceland" and featuring 23 live performances, "Bonnaroo 2003" is a must-have for music lovers. Jack Johnson, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Widespread Panic, Nickle Creek, Sonic Youth, James Brown, and The Allman Brothers Band are only a fraction of those who performed at this festival from June 12 through June 15, 2003. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a compilation of concert performances, presented in non-anamorphic widescreen. Naturally, the imagery varies due to multiple camera sources and ranges from generally satisfying to downright poor quality. The picture can be generally sharp or soft and undefined. Colors are often nicely balanced or slightly oversaturated, with vibrant colors and deep, but undefined blacks. Distractions like noise, aliasing, and artifacts are noticed and are especially obtrusive on larger home theatre displays. Considering the source and the musical intent of this DVD, the picture shouldn

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