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George Benson: Absolutely Live

DTS/Dolby Digital
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 52 (Sept 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

George Benson, Joe Sample, David Witham, Stanley Banks, Thom Hall, Michael O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
This DTS/Dolby Digital version includes a 16-minute making-of featurette, photo gallery, and biography/discography.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Pioneer Entertainment
(Catalog Number): TIO11519DV
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding):
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 01/30/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stanley Dorfman
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Special Notes:
Also available in a Dolby Digital/PCM version ($24.98/#PA-11519DV).

Story Synopsis:
From May, 2000 in Belfast, Ireland...get ready to go wild over master guitarist George Benson: Absolutely Live. His distinctive sound is heard throughout all seventeen selections that include

DVD Picture:
Fans of George Benson should be pleased with this anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture. Images are sharp, with nicely rendered detail and depth. Stage details shimmer and create minor aliasing problems at times, but otherwise the picture can be quite solid. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, with vibrant ambient lighting, natural fleshtones, and deep black backgrounds. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel soundtrack for both versions is a lively, energetic presentation with plenty to offer in terms of spaciousness and envelopment. Fidelity is remarkable, and the audio simply comes alive all around you, with prominent surround activity throughout and a very compelling sense of being right in the crowd experiencing the performances. Users of back surround decoding should benefit from an enhanced sense of expansion. The .1 LFE is active throughout, and the low-end is amply satisfying. The DTS