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Music In High Places: Boyz II Men
Genre: Stage Performance

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

Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Freddie Holliday, Dave Forman & Robert Smith, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
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): ID1093ESDVD
(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): 51
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(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:
This edition of Music In High Places features Boyz II Men and takes you to the exotic city of Seoul, South Korea. Come follow the "Boyz" as they discover the culture, history and spirituality of the land. The disc includes over an hour of behind the scenes, location footage, interviews and more. (Tricia Littrell)

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. Overall, the picture exhibits generally sharp images, though finer details are lacking. The picture exhibits typical shot-on-video contrast and undefined shadow delineation. Colors are generally well balanced, but are often undefined. Edge enhancement, pixelization, aliasing, and other artifacts create distraction. Still, fans will enjoy this DVD regardless of video quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel discrete soundtrack consists of music performances that have been recorded live on location (in South Korea), in outdoor settings, and then apparently remixed into a 5.1-channel listening space. The end result is fairly engaging, though also quite "manufactured"-sounding as well. Otherwise, the audio consists of a repurposed, documentary-style audio in 5.1, as well as pre-recorded music, also in 5.1. The .1 LFE is active with the latter. There