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X: Live In Los Angeles
Genre: Stage Performance

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

Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, DJ Bonebrake & John Doe

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Supplements include two acoustic duets; the five-minute "See How We Are" and the two-minute "True Love," and audience photos from Billy Zoom, accompanied by an introduction.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Shout Factory
(Catalog Number): DVD 30162
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 67
(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): 05/10/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Amber Cordero
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
If punk is your thing, then "X" is the band for you. Recorded "Live In Los Angeles" at The House of Blues on November 26 and 27, 2004, the one "White Girl" and three guys put on a show that has their fans begging for more. "Because I Do" not particularly enjoy this type of music, I can't say it's one of my favorite stage performances, but I guess "It's Who You Know," and those in the audience know who they are and like what they hear. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture nicely delivers this concert performance. Colors are richly saturated with endless deep black backgrounds and vibrant colors that pop from the stage. The stage lighting is bright and pierces through the blackness. Shots of the audience are gritty and monochromatic...a nice visual contrast to the headliners of this DVD. Very rarely is there much distraction, if an occasional shimmer or detail breakup. Fans should be thrilled. (Suzanne Hodges)

The intensity of the Dolby