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John Entwistle Band, The: Live
Genre: Stage Performance

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

Godfrey Townsend, Gordon Cotton, Steve Luongo & John Entwistle

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a Eulogy to John Entwistle, delivered by band member and friend Steve Luongo and a concert-only option. Includes liner notes.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID2131ZUDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 60
(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): 6/29/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Robert Swope
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The John Entwistle Band played Live in this 1999 concert in which the viewer has the option of watching interviews and behind-the-scenes action intertwined with the concert or just the actual concert itself. The original bassist for The Who, John passed away on June 27, 2002, and it's apparent that he left behind many who loved him. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
This engaging stage performance is not anamorphically enhanced but delivers fairly satisfying visuals of the outdoor concert. Colors are nicely rendered with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The 1.78:1 picture is somewhat soft in appearance, with finer details seeming a bit lacking. Some shimmering and detail breakup is evident in the picture. Nonetheless, fans of Entwistle will be pleased with this release, as the music is the draw to the DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

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