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Story Of The Year – Our Time Is Now (2007/Image Entertainment DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Feature: C



I had never heard of Story Of The Year and if I ever heard any of their music without knowing it was them, nothing was memorable.  Story Of The Year – Our Time Is Now (2007) is another promo piece not so cleverly disguised to get us to know a band/music act we might like and maybe become money-spending fans.  Though it is not as simply cynical as that, I learned little about this act and when it was all over, was glad.


Maybe it is the generally callus attitude of the whole package, feeling like a gritty package deal that pretends it is not, but it is more show than go and the show part leaves a good bit to be desired.  I don’t know if this band will ever be highly popular or even last as a unit, but if they do not, that would be no surprise.


The 1.33 X 1 image is a mix of various video footage that is more often rough than not, with sometimes awkward editing and undistinguished form a ton of other such projects.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has no surrounds, which does not help the music, while other spots of audio are rough or hot in the worst way.  Extras include two videos, separate making of piece on them, deleted scenes of little note, trailer and making of piece.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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