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Chieftains, The: Water From The Well

Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Paddy Moloney, Derek Bell, Martin Fay, Se

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes two additional segments: an interview about their album

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID0265ERDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 02/27/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Maurice Linnane
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
With special guests Ashley Mac Isaac, Altan, Steve Cooney, Van Morrison, and Los Lobos, The Chieftains: Water From The Well is a particularly good disc with with to begin your Chieftains experience

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits beautiful imagery of Irish landscapes, with images that are sharp, though clarity seems limited at times. The picture can be slightly dark and undefined. Colors are rich, with deep indefinite blacks. Some minor pixelization is noticed on occasion, and aliasing is noticed infrequently. Still, fans of the Chieftains should enjoy the music and their stories. (Suzanne Hodges)

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