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Chieftains: The Long Black Veil

Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 46 (Mar 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Paddy Moloney, Derek Bell, Matt Molloy, Kevin Conneff, Martin Fay & Se

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): BMG Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 0902668192-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $16.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 46
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1994
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 08/15/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Maurice Linnane
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Legendary Irish recording artists The Chieftains bring their own unmistakable style to traditional Irish tunes on The Long Black Veil. Using such unique instruments as the tiomp

DVD Picture:
The 1.66:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced, and the documentary footage is, appropriately, of varying quality due to being filmed in different formats. The interviews are presented with mediocre image quality, appearing marginally sharp. Detail is wanting throughout. Colors are often washed out, lacking depth and definition. Film grain and source element artifacts are noticed in some scenes. Pixelization and aliasing can be distracting in others. Overall, a visually unimpressive DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

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