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B.B. King: Live By Request
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 83 (Apr 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

B.B. King, Riley B. King, James Toney, Charles Dennis, Reginal Richards, Calep Emphrey, Jr., James Bolden, Stanley Abernathy, Melvin Jackson, Walter King & Jeff Beck (Hosted By Mark McEwen)

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
No supplements are included, though there is an up-front ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Music & Video Distribution
(Catalog Number): B0001173-09
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 83
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/23/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lawrence Jordan
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DVD Picture:
Though not anamorphically enhanced (or labeled as being widescreen on the jacket), the 1.78:1-framed DVD picture looks quite good. Colors are rich and well balanced and shots of King and the performers on stage are nicely presented with full saturation. While finer details can appear a bit soft, sharpness is really not too bad. Of course, there are aliasing problems, like on the guitar strings and stage details that create a shimmering distraction. Overall, this is a very pleasing picture for a DVD that lacks the superior resolution of anamorphic processing. (Suzanne Hodges)


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