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John Lennon: Imagine
Deluxe Edition
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated By John Lennon (from over 100 hours of interviews)

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a John Lennon trivia subtitle track, a 15-minute tribute to John Lennon, six minutes worth of additional footage with John and Yoko, an eight-minute Island House featurette, a 10-minute interview with Lennon's high school headmaster, a bonus trailer, an acoustic version of "Imagine," and DVD-ROM material available for use on a PC.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 74990
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 12/06/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Andrew Solt
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Take a step back in time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Imagine what it would be like to spend a day in the life of the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Compiled from hours of personal home videos and featuring music from Lennon and Ono. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits image quality that is expected for a documentary feature. Various source elements of varying qualities provide the content in both color and black-and-white, while the presentation is peppered with stills. The DVD nicely delivers the documentary with little pixel breakup and no distracting edge enhancement. Anomalies inherent in the source elements vary from minor to obtrusive. (Suzanne Hodges)

The poor fidelity of the Dolby