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U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

U2: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes a bonus track (

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Interscope Records
(Catalog Number): B0001431-09
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(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): 11/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hamish Hamilton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Thousands of rabid U2 fans who are present at Slane Castle Ireland on September 12, 2001, go over the edge as frontman Bono belts out classic favorites like

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD concert performance offers a gritty picture with lots of blown-out images under bright stage lighting in contrast with the deep, undefined blacks. Depending on the source camera, the picture can be sharp and detailed, muddy and undefined, or somewhere in between. Colors are nicely saturated. Some aliasing problems are noticed, with occasional shimmering details, and there is occasional pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel audio is a remarkable production. Fidelity is impressive, and the surround music presentation is quite exemplary for a large-venue performance recording. The soundstage is fully and energetically engaged throughout. The surrounds serve to provide for some sense of spatial ambience, while the center channel is devoted mostly to Bono