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Petula Clark: Live At The Paris Olympia
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Petula Clark, Kenny Clayton, Andrew Jones, Kevin Chadwick, Philip Cranham, Irvine Jay, Malcolm Melling, Martin Williams & Martyn David

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a 24-minute behind-the-scenes Backstage pass and a booklet.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Silva Screen Visual Entertainment
(Catalog Number): SILDV7003
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/09/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Christophe Mourth
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Petula Clark" has been around for as long as I can remember, but she still sounds as young and vibrant as ever. Recorded "Live At The Paris Olympia" on September 28, 2003, Ms. Clark talks to her audience in their native French and sings songs in both English and French. Quite a talented lady, indeed! (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.80:1 DVD picture exhibits mediocre image quality, with scenes that are extremely soft, depending on the camera source. The picture can have a very smeared and undefined appearance. Colors can seem weak in saturation, though some shots are nicely rendered. Detail breakup and shimmering artifacts are noticed throughout this picture, with a bit rate that is often lower than 4 and 5 Mbps. The music is definitely the draw to this DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

With a pleasant, wide front soundfield, this Dolby