Filmed during The Rolling Stones' 2006 "A Bigger Bang" tour, Shine A Light takes a fresh look at the world's greatest rock band through the lens of one of the world's all-time greatest filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. Concert footage, mainly from The Beacon Theater in New York during a birthday bash thrown for Bill Clinton, features cameo guest performances by such musical icons as Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy, and Jack White III (The White Stripes). Rare archival interviews and performances also punctuate this documentary, which is sure to please classic rock fans, young and old alike. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD begins with heavy stylization, switching between black and white and full color, with heavy grain and without, but once the concert begins the scenes look very good, with nicely saturated colors and sharp detail. Black levels are slightly elevated in the concert scenes, though, which can give the image a washed-out appearance, but shadow delineation is good, providing a noticeable sense of depth. Contrast is balanced well, especially for a stage performance, and fleshtones look natural. Edge enhancement is not a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)
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