Heart first released their Dreamboat Annie album in 1976...fast forward 30-plus years later to The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, and you will find Ann and Nancy Wilson still rocking out and tearing up the stage in this live performance. Recorded in its entirety on Mother
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows solid black levels, but shadow delineation is generally poor, leaving images looking dark and flat. Noise is also apparent in the darkest portions of the picture at times, which is not always apparent. Flesh also looks rather flat, with little life or realism. Long shots can be destroyed by pixilation and edge enhancement, which is also a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #53 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
There was little in the way of reading material to bridge the gap between the broadcast-level technical and the common consumer. Most of the generic publications were too simplistic with not enough meat. As the DVDs’ popularity developed beyond everyone’s wildest dreams, it became painfully obvious that there was a serious lack of credible printed matter to support the medium. And with HDTV in the wings, even less to draw from. Or so I thought, until I came upon Widescreen Review at a newsstand while on one of those proverbial business trips. I couldn't believe my eyes! Here's the kind of magazine I was looking for. But then, thinking that this was just a one-off issue, which just happened to contain an abundance of knowledge in an occasional issue, I decided to temper my enthusiasm and become a newsstand reader to see if the articles and features held up consistently. Well, that was all many issues ago and I'm now a dyed-in-the-wool reader of Widescreen Review. To their credit, the magazine has and continues to improve upon their expertise in the field. It's truly a one-stop resource when it comes to the latest in the ever-evolving world of audio/video integration for the consumer. Pixel on!