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Eminem - Live From New York City (2005/Eagle Vision Blu-ray)


Picture: B-     Sound: B     Extras: D     Concert: C



Not being the biggest Marshall Mathers fan, I was interested in the new Blu-ray concert for Eminem - Live From New York simply because little in the Rap/Hip Hop genre has arrived in the Blu-ray format over the last few years.  As expected, the concert did not do much for4 me, but the 78 minutes we get is at least energetic, non-stop and our host is at the peak of his powers before personal problems and criticizing the Bush II group got him banned to more of an extent than reported.


Of the 24 tracks performed, Stan, The Way I Am and Lose Yourself from 8 Mile were among the only familiar tunes.  The stage set-up is decent and the crowd is fired up.  Stat Quo, Obie Trace and D12 join in on several of the tracks, making them duets (if that is the term they use) and fans should be happy with this if no one else.  Beyond that, it is a technical curio.


The 1080i 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is a little soft throughout with good color and some good depth otherwise.  Interlacing gives itself away and some shots are just not good.  At its best, shots hold without motion blur.  The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 mix is better than the PCM 2.0 Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 in dealing with the rich bass Hip Hop offers and will be a revelation to fans of the genre who are only used to CDs or MP3s.  There are no extras save a paper pullout with an essay.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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