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Fearless Freaks, The
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

The Flaming Lips: Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd & Kliph Scurlock (Former Lips: Mark Coyne, Jonathan Donahue, Ronald Jones, Richard English, Nathan Roberts & Jon Mooneyham) Narrated By: Bradley Beesley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes audio commentary wtih Fearless Freaks Wayne, Michael, Steven, Scott, and Bradley. Disc two includes four deleted scenes, six outtakes, five live clips, and a photo slide show.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Shout Factory
(Catalog Number): DVD 32634
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 05/17/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bradley Beesley
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Back in 1991 or so Bradley Beesley met his weirdo rock star neighbor, Wayne Coyne, one of "The Fearless Freaks" known as The Flaming Lips. They have been making music videos and homemade movies ever since. Shown through a series of interviews, videos, and stage performances, this is the story of a group of self-proclaimed normal guys who were just trying to make interesting music. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
Originated from various film formats, the 1.85:1 DVD picture is not anamorphically enhanced and has a typical documentary appearance. Sometimes the picture is extremely soft and smeared, while other times appearing nicely detailed. Stills, home movie footage, and black-and-white clips are peppered throughout. Depending on the source material, video artifacts can be downright unbearable to watch. Still, the picture is perfectly suitable for the genre, and fans won

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