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Cher: The Farewell Tour
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Cher, Paul Mirkovich, David Barry, Stacy Campbell, Patti Darcy Jones, Ollie Marland, Mrk Schulman & Bill Sharpe

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a 25-minute behind-the-scenes documentary; a five-minute introduction to Cher

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID0759AZDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(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): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 08/26/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Mallet
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
She can wear next to nothing without catching heat from her fans (can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a concert performance that is very nicely rendered. The picture is often divided into a split-screen of shots of the stage and audience, or of Cher and her band or dancers. Depending on the camera, the picture can be sharp and impressively detailed, with even wig fly-always appearing nicely delineated. Yet, other camera angles can be a bit blurry or undefined. The color scheme is rich with vibrant stage lighting, natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Aliasing problems and shimmering can be noticed, as well as some occasional pixelization. However, edge enhancement is rarely an issue. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1 audio mix is outstanding with a clean, lively, very well-recorded presence and abundant deep bass foundation. The entire soundstage is energetic throughout with the surrounds conveying the concert venue ambience and the center channel carrying Cher