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Electric Light Orchestra: Zoom Tour Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 57 (Feb 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Lynne, RIchard Tandy, Rosie Vela, Marc Mann, Matt Bissonette, Gregg Bissonette, Peggy Baldwin & Sarah O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes an interview with ELO band-member Jeff Lynne.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID1334DDDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 11/13/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lawrence Jordan
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD stage performance should offer satisfying image quality throughout. The picture is generally sharp and nicely detailed, though occasionally appearing a little bit soft, and colors are rich and well balanced. The picture is clean with few distractions in the way of artifacts and pixelization, though there is a hint of edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1 audio presentations feature fine fidelity, as well as spatial presence that fully fills the listening space. The 5.1 soundstage is energized throughout, especially in the surrounds, to the extent that might seem a bit excessive to some, especially the audience applause. Nonetheless, the surround sound production is remarkable, effectively capturing the excitement and emotional momentum of the performances. The low-end presence is uncanny, with prominent usage of the .1 LFE channel. The DTS