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Blondie: Live By Request
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Paul Carbonara, Leigh Foxx & Kevin Topping

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sanctuary Records
(Catalog Number): 06076-88395-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(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): 75
(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): 9/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lawrence Jordan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After completing their first release in over five years The Curse Of Blondie, the band stopped in New York City to perform for the TV program Live By Request. Originally aired on May 7, 2004 before a live studio audience, the band took calls and emails from many excited fans and showed that 30 years later Blondie is still a force to be reckoned with! (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture looks really great (almost as good as Deborah Harry, who is nearly 60). Colors are nicely saturated and the images are sharp and nicely detailed. Occasional details (like stage equipment or clothing designs) are noticed shimmering from time-to-time. There is a bit of pixelization noticed, contributing a

When the audio for the stage performance by Blondie kicks in, it provides an aggressive and in your face (or ears) experience! Our reference Durrough Sound Monitor peaked early and often before and during the DVD onstage/in concert content. Both DTS