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Austin City Limits Music Festival (2005)
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 109 (Jun 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Jet, Allman Brothers Band, The Bravery, Thievery Corporation, The Black Keys, Kasabian, Bloc Party, The Frames, Kaiser Chiefs, Blues Traveler, Ambulance LTD, Eisley, The Decemberists, Jason Mraz, Mike Doughty, Aqualung, Keane, Rachael Yamagata, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle And The Dukes, Gov't Mule, John Prine, Widespread Panic & John Butler Trio

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The only supplement on Disc One is a bonus track. Disc Two contains separate interviews with 14 of the bands featured in the festival; four mini-documentaries: the five-minute "Ambulance Ltd ACLMF'06," eight-minute "Voices From Within" featuring Blues Traveler," 10-minute "214 Circle Drive" featuring Ruthie Foster, and 16-minute "Roky Erickson." Rest Of The Fest are four brief featurettes on behind-the-scenes happenings: "3 Days In 2 Minutes," "Inside The Gates," "Allman Brothers Band Bus Tour," and Movin' & Shakin'." Under ACL Raw there are seven different jam sessions: Jason Mraz & Rachael Yamagata Jam, Nic Armstrong & The Thieves Jam, South Austin Jug Band Jam, Zap Mama, Palm Elementary School Choir, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and Dan Willis & All Nations Choir; and there is also a still gallery.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID3009XCDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 06/20/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gary Menotti, Allan Muir & Kenneth L. LaBarre
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Twenty-four of the more than 130 bands that performed at the "Austin City Limits Music Festival 2005" are featured on this special two-disc DVD set. Winning Pollstar's "Festival of the Year" award, the three-day eight-stage festival at Austin's Ziler Park must have been something to see! For a limited time, Austin City Limits fans can pre-order the 2005 CD and DVD at a special discounted price when they buy a ticket to ACL Music Festival 2006. Tickets went on sale April 13th and are available at (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is perfectly suitable for concert footage sourced from various cameras around the festival. Colors are nicely balanced and well saturated. The picture is generally sharp and nicely textured. A little bit of smearing and loss of finer detail is occasionally noticed, but overall this is a great looking concert DVD. The various source elements

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