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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Music In High Places: Collective Soul
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Ed Roland, Dean Roland, Ross Childress, Will Turpin & Shane Evans

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes two featurettes, an interview segment, location footage, jump to selected songs, DirecTV promos, and selected discography.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID1097ESDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 52
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/04/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alan Carter
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Collective Soul is known for their

DVD Picture:
The 1.78:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced, and the picture seems to have been framed for viewing on 4:3 TV sets due to location credits being cut off at the bottom of widescreen displays. While finer details are limited, the picture can be generally sharp. Colors are nicely balanced, but often are undefined. The ugly, shot-on-video appearance provides poor shadow delineation and high contrast. There are lots of distracting artifacts, including edge enhancement, moir

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel discrete soundtrack, similar the Boyz II Men DVD, consists apparently of music, recorded on location in Morocco, with repurposing in a 5.1-channel environment. The spatial distribution, though not quite reflective of the actual spatial environments, is quite tasteful nonetheless. Other than the performances, the audio is fully 5.1 with repurposed on-set-recorded audio and music, and is of respectable fidelity. The .1 LFE is fairly active throughout, and deep bass content below 25 Hz is quite notable. Like the Boyz II Men DVD, an underlying layer of background noise can noticed during the quietest moments. (Perry Sun)