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Chuck Berry
Ultimate Collector's Edition
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 110 (Jul 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Keith Richards & Linda Ronstadt

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The only special feature on Disc One is a trailer. The bonus materials are on Disc Two include a 54-minute "Rehearsals" featurette and a 66-minute "The Reluctant Movie Star" making-of featurette. Disc Three includes three more featurettes: "Witnesses To History #1 (58 minutes), "The Burnt Scrapbook" (31 minutes), and "Chuckisms" (18 minutes). And Disc Three offers "Witnesses To History #2," which is a series of interviews with Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, Willie Dixon, Roy Orbison, Sam Phillips, and Ahmet Ertegun.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID3156THDVD
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $49.99
(DVD Type): Four-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1987
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 06/27/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Taylor Hackford
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Chuck Berry

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits typical quality for a documentary feature. Images are generally sharp, detailed, and smooth, and colors can be well balaned, depending on the source element. Of course, some scenes are undefined and hazy and colors can be washed out. Source element artifacts and anomalies can be noticed, but compression is nicely done, with high bit rates and rare pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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