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Cirque Du Soleil: Fire Within
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 92 (Jan 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Oleg, Stella, Olga, Raquel, Ashley, Gareth, Kevin & Andrew

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One features episodes One through Five; Disc Two features episodes Six through 10; and Disc Three includes episodes 11 through 13, and bonus features like a 23-minute cast get-together for The Reunion, a Q&A section with various artists and director Lewis Cohen, a Varekai preview, and promos.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 08403
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Three-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 299
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/02/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lewis Cohen
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Story Synopsis:
A three-disc set, Cirque Du Soleil: Fire Within is a look into what it takes to be one of the performers in a Cirque Du Soleil production. Hundreds of the world's most talented dancers, clowns, acrobats, and singers dream of joining the show, but there is only room for a small number, and the talent scouts refuse to settle for anything less than the best. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
Shot for exhibition on the Bravo television network, Fire Within features 1.78:1 anamorphically enhanced images of generally pleasing quality, sourced from various elements. The lines, bars, mats, and other equipment in the gym and on-stage are often noticed shimmering or banding with distractions from the likes of aliasing and moir

Narration and dialogue is presented through each of the front three screen channels in this Dolby