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Bryan Adams: Live At Slane Castle
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 60 (May 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Bryan Adams, Mickey Curry & Keith Scott

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes backstage footage and interviews, DVD-ROM enhancements for PC or Mac, bonus tracks, a 360

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Music & Video Distribution
(Catalog Number): 069 493 160-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(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 With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 12/18/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hamish Hamilton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Live At Slane Castle on August 26th, 2000, but performing like he

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD (the jacket provides no picture format details) offers this concert in both color shots of the stage and crowd, and poor-quality black-and-white from the cameras in the audience. The picture is generally sharp, but fine detail and definition are wanting. Color fidelity can be quite natural, with accurate fleshtones and undefined blacks. At times, hues appear a bit oversaturated. Aliasing problems and shimmering details are noticed at times. There is a considerable amount of noise and grain noticed, giving the picture a rough, raw appearance. Still, the DVD is about the music, not the picture, so fans should not be disappointed. (Suzanne Hodges)

Curiously, the DVD cover fails to credit a Dolby