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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Der Rosenkavalier

Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 45 (Jan/Feb 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Elizabeth Whitehouse, Ildiko Komlosi, Desir

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Special Features
Includes a brief history of the opera and a list of Richard Strauss

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID6924ERDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 202
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/19/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Pier Luigi Pizzi (Theatre Production) & Elisabetta Brusa (Television Production)
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Debuting in Dresden, Germany in 1911, Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier Of The Rose) is one of Richard Strauss

DVD Picture:
The video-originated 1.78:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced, so details in the costumes often shimmer, and all but the closest shots of the actors appear blurred. Shots of the full stage are undefined. Colors are nicely balanced and occasionally rich. Edge enhancement is apparent, and as with most cases, distracts more than it enhances anything. Overall, this DVD is a disappointment. (Suzanne Hodges)

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