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AC/DC: Stiff Upper Lip Live
Genre: Stage Performance

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

Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams & Phil Rudd

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Music Vision/Elektra Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 40232-2
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 127
(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): 12/18/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nick Morris
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Story Synopsis:
If you were a

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits images that often appear smeared and undefined, with noticeable loss of detail. There is shimmering and minor aliasing detected. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, with generally deep blacks. Contrast seems a bit low, limiting detail, but AC/DC fans should be thrilled with the performance and not too concerned with image quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

Both 5.1-channel soundtracks deliver standout surround sound mixes, with certainly the feel of being at a live concert, yet also being tastefully immersed within the music, through a well-crafted holosonic soundfield. You are very likely to avoid having the volume set at or close to reference level, due to the high level at which the audio was mastered. The recording quality is remarkable, and the entire soundstage is energized throughout. There