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Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Genre: Special Interest

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, The Fugees, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, The Roots & Dave Chappelle

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a 28-minute making-of featurette "September In Brooklyn," another featurette

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 30313
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/13/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michel Gondry
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
What do you when you are rich (be-otch) and want to keep your sanity? First you start with some golden tickets (arguably worth more than the Willy Wonka variety) and organize a concert with the likes of Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Mos Def, and the Fugees. Dave Chappelle's free Block Party was thrown on September 18, 2004 in Brooklyn, New York. The filmmakers followed Dave through different stages of the concert's planning...and what a party it was! (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture delivers expectedly variable image quality due to several source cameras used throughout the documentary shoot. Still, image quality is adequate and acceptable for the genre. Images are generally sharp and colors can be well balanced overall. There is some pixel breakup noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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