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Phish: Bittersweet Motel

Genre: Documentary

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

Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Mike Gordon & Jon Fishman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 1.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes extra scenes, an interview with director Todd Phillips, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID9783BSDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 84
(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): 03/06/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Todd Phillips
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Picking up where The Grateful Dead left off, Phish is one of rock and roll

DVD Picture:
The 1:85:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a picture that is mediocre at best. The documentary footage is typical, with images that are wanting in sharpness and detail. Colors are mostly dull and generally undefined. Aliasing problems are apparent.The source element is consistently revealing of grain and artifacts. Nonetheless, Phish phans should be phascinated. (Suzanne Hodges)

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