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Emil Richards & Joe Porcaro Allstar Big Band: Odd Men In
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 96 (May 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro, Barry Zweig, David Garfield, Bruce Lett, Lanny Morgan, Brian Scanlon, Pete Christlieb, Vince Trombetta III, Gene Cipriano, Andy Martin, Steve Holtman, Charley Morillas & Ken Kugler

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include biographies and interviews with Emil Richards and Joe Porcaro; biographies of the other musicians in the band; a still gallery of session photos; technical notes; an explanation of the 5.1 channel surround mixing, recording, equipment, and microphones used; audio/video setup; and a section on AIX Records, which includes Our Mission, Our Studio, Our Philosophy, History, Catalog, Reviews/Comments and how to contact AIX Records.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): AIX Records
(Catalog Number): AIX80035
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 58
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 05/10/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): NA
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DVD Picture:
The 1.82:1 DVD picture is not anamorphically enhanced and exhibits poor picture quality for an otherwise outstanding DVD. Images are smeared and lack definition and details. Shimmering artifacts like stairstepping and moire are evident. Colors are muddy and undefined, though hues can, at times, exhibit good balance. Annoying white halos in high contrast visuals are noticed. Bit rate dedicated to the picture is quite low, at about 3 to 4 Mbps. (Suzanne Hodges)

This disc includes three main soundmixes, including a Dolby