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James Last – Live In Berlin (1982/Eagle Vision Classics DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C     Main Concert: C-



When we first started this site, we knew we’d get some oddball titles and one of the first was from Eagle Vision and James Last.  So we looked at the wacky DVD of A World of Music with this review:





It’s been a nice, quiet four years, but here is a new DVD of an older concert and it is even older than the last one.  This time, he manages to go Disco and actually butcher songs like The Village People’s theme from their film Can’t Stop The Music, ELO’s El Dorado, the theme from the film (and now stage musical) Xanadu, Star Wars – the disco version, The Beatles’ Long & Winding Road and the Eddie Floyd/Stax Records classic Knock On Wood, but the Ami Stewart disco arrangement.


Yikes!  I forgot how bizarre this could be.  At best, this is a gag gift, or one that will help you loose friends.  Proceed with caution if you actually get this one.


The 1.33 x 1 image is very average and soft with consistent color, detail fraying and definition issues.  This looks like second-generation PAL.  The sound is offered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Dolby Digital AC-3 5.1, and DTS, all of which are poor, but once again the clearer the sound, the bigger the torture!  The 5.1 mixes are muddy and 2.0 Dolby that is quiet and old, but the best mix by default.  The only extra is a filmed 1972 in same screen ratio, as he goes to the Soviet Union that lasts as long as the main concert and is a bit more interesting.  Fortunately, a nuclear war did not result.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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