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Tracie Long: Longevity - Defining Shape/Staying Power/Step Forward (2014/Shelter Island DVDs)

Picture: C Sound: B- Extras: C Main Programs: B-

Tracie Long is the latest star within the exercise genre of special interest releases that is issuing work in what we might consider a subgenre and the three new releases from her, Defining Shape, Staying Power and Step Forward bring our total over about 11 years to just over two dozen such releases. It is not the boom period of the 1980s when VHS and Jane Fonda ruled the category, but these re effective enough and not bad.

Again I am no exercise expert, but from my experiences, these are pretty solid workouts to get rid of fat, tighten flab and even build muscle. The programs did not stay with me after looking at them, but I would recommend these as much as any I have seen in the last few years and it also reminds us how hard it is to put any series of these out and make them stand out. Compare to others on this site and see for yourself.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image can have motion blur and be mixed in playback making it one of the weak entries in exercise releases, but the PCM 2.0 Stereo on each disc is a plus sounding better than most we have covered in the category to date. Extras are two extra exercise segments per disc that add up to an average a half an hour of extra work, but that's it.

- Nicholas Sheffo


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