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Tonight: Average White Band In Concert
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 61 (June 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Matt Peloquin, Eliot Lewis, Fred Vigdor, Alan Gorrie, Adam Deitch & Onnie McIntyre

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a band biography, discography, and interviews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID1326AEDVD
(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): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(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): 03/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Haney
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits images that are sharp, with nicely detailed close-up on-stage shots. Colors are naturally rendered and nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. There is a bit of noise noticed in the backgrounds, and at times images look a little

The 5.1-channel sonic presentations are lively and engaging, though seemingly somewhat less than enveloping than might be expected. Still, the recording quality is remarkable, and like many other surround music presentations on DVD, the stereo surrounds are prominent throughout. The .1 LFE is prominently active, and there is a tight, punchy low-end presence. There is some balance of the soundfield toward the screen channels. The Dolby