Special features include an audio commentary track by director Jeff Stein, DVD producer John Albarian, and moderated by Martin Lewis. There are also two subtitle options: Guitar & Pen (song lyrics) and Eyesight To The Blind (liner notes). The Special Edition version (#12103) adds a second disc, which includes a number of extras Who fans may find of interest. Miracle Cure is a 40-minute documentary focusing on the film's restoration and presentation on DVD. Getting In Tune: Audio Showdown is a six-minute demonstration of how this new version rectifies audio problems present in previous home video editions. Trick Of The Light: Picture Showdown is a revealing five-minute comparison of the image quality between the new and previous editions. The Ox: An Isolated Track Of John's Bass Feed is, well, an isolated track of John's bass feed
"The Kids Are Alright" is the quintessential rock film documenting two decades of The Who and their performances.
The anamorphically enhanced DVD, framed at 1.78:1, exhibits a picture of varying image quality due to multiple source elements and various types of footage. Interviews and stage performances, in both color and black-and-white, range from clean and nicely detailed to peppered with grain and artifacts. Smeared, undefined, or quite sharp can be descriptions of different performances throughout the program. Colors can be rich and well balanced or dated and washed out. Overall, this is a great exploration of The Who that will, without a doubt, be enjoyed by the band
The 5.1-channel remastered audio presentations feature all of the music in multichannel surround sound, whether the original source was stereo or mono. The stereo-sourced segments range from being very good to quite admirable, with an aggressive spatial presence. There
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