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Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Scotty Morris, Kurt Sodergreen, Dirk Shumaker, Joshua Levy, Glen "The Kid" Marhevka, Karl Hunter & Andy Rowley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes a 16-minute featurette on The Early Days of the band and the concert on a separate DVD-Audio disc.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Vanguard
(Catalog Number): 79770-2
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 72
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 08/03/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Drumm
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
They're big, they're bad, they're very cool, and they're nothing less than awesome! After touring for more than ten years, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy releases their first Live album, and lucky us, it comes with a bonus DVD. Recorded at The Majestic Ventura Theatre on May 15, 2003, this very hip swing band dressed in their signature 40s attire entertains like only they can. I dare you not to move, not to groove, while these guys are on stage; it's impossible! (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD stage performance exhibits satisfying sharpness and detail, though depending on the camera angle, sometimes the image is a bit blurry. Many closeup shots of the band onstage are nicely textured (revealing of facial features and pinstripes on zoot suits) Colors are nicely saturated, with colorful stage lighting and nicely rendered fleshtones, though blacks are slightly milky. Minor edge halos are noticed around objects on the stage and there is occasional shimmering of details. (Suzanne Hodges)

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