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Concert For George
Genre: Stage Performance

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

Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Billy Preston & Ringo Starr

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Disc One offers "The Complete Concert For George," which is a 147-minute extended version and adds the performance of Ravi Shankar

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Stategic Marketing
(Catalog Number): R2 970241
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some risque humor
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 147
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Leland
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
On November 29, 2002, one year after George Harrison died, his wife Olivia and good friend Eric Clapton gathered a group of artists together and put on a "Concert For George" as a tribute to the man they all adored. Featuring George

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD looks great! (The widescreen format presentation is not identified on the jacket.) The color palette is rich and warm, with lots of browns, golds, and oranges on stage. Most camera angles offer incredibly sharp and detailed images, though there are a few that appear a bit soft under the stage lighting. Fleshtones are accurately rendered, and blacks are deep and solid. There is little in the way of pixelization, shimmering, or smearing to distract. A lovely picture! (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1 audio presentations are outstanding with the concert presentations, sounding simply pristine and state-of-the-art. The surround sound production is also a standout, with an involving, engaging soundfield across the front channels and abundant ambient content in the surrounds with good bass extension. The low-end for the presentations are certainly noteworthy and commendable. The vocals are spread amongst the front channels. The overall listening experience is simply delightful, and fans of George Harrison are sure to be absorbed into the excitement and reminiscence of the wonderful renditions of his songs. While the Dolby

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