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David Bowie: A Reality Tour
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

David Bowie, Gerry Leonard, Sterling Campbell, Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey, Catherine Russell & Mike Garson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia Music Video
(Catalog Number): 58755
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): No
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 148
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 10/19/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Marcus Viner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Wow(!) is the first word that comes to mind when watching David Bowie: A Reality Tour. I can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is sourced from various elements, and can look gritty, undefined, monochromatic, or generally sharp. Much of the picture, however, appears to be a bit soft. Colors are nicely rendered in this extremely dark stage performance, and some black-and-white footage is incorporated. Blue stage lighting pierces through a black background, flooding the audience with color. Still, the picture has a stylish design, and fans of Bowie won

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