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Visions Of Light

Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 41 (Sept 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Various Cast And Crew Members Of Over 125 Well-Known Films

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID9175CUDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels & Arnold Glassman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The American Film Institute in collaboration with the Japan Broadcasting Corporation present Visions Of Light: The Art Of Cinematography. This fascinating documentary chronicles the history photographing movies from some of the most highly regarded professionals in the field. You

DVD Picture:
This documentary is, appropriately, of varying quality due to the hundred-plus movie clips featured. The non-anamorphic DVD is generally pleasing in interviews with the cinematographers, slightly soft (as are titles throughout), but with good color balance. Still, this is an informative piece that would not be viewed based on picture or sound quality. The aspect ratio on this disc is variable, due to its content.

The Dolby(r) Digital 1.0 soundtrack is undistinguished mono. There's basically nothing to impress here, and listening below reference level is desirable.