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ZZ Top Live From Texas

Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 134 (Sept 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a 19-minute conversation with the band in Poker Game, a behind-the-gig look at the band in Dallas Show Day (seven minutes), the chance to go on location with the band on a five-minute "Photo Shoot,

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Eagle Vision
(Catalog Number): EV-30252-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 06/24/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Milton Lage
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In their first concert DVD, ZZ Top (Gibbons, Hill, & Beard) is performing Live From Texas all of their best material from the

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows almost no shadow delineation in the darkly lit audience, which looks more like a flat black silhouette. Black levels are also elevated slightly. The source appears very clean and sharpness is quite good, with each dirty strand of hair in their beards resolved nicely. Fleshtones look natural, and contrast is balanced well. Edge enhancement is subtle and rarely becomes a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)