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Elliott, Missy "Misdemeanor"-Miss E...So Addictive (DVD-Audio) (2001)

Elliott, Missy "Misdemeanor"-Miss E...So Addictive (DVD-Audio) (2001) (NTSC)

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Released 1-Jun-2001

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Music Booklet
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2001
Running Time 65:31
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Missy Elliott

Warner Vision
Starring Missy Elliott
Case DVD-Audio Jewel
RPI $32.95 Music Missy Elliott

Video (NTSC) Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English MLP 48/24 5.1
English Linear PCM 44.1/16 2.0
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 480i (NTSC)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Miss E ... so addictive is the third album from Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. Born Melissa Elliott, she has written and produced for artists such as the late Aaliyah and Whitney Houston before launching her first album Supa Dupa Fly in 1997.

    This album, forming the conclusion of her rap trilogy, is widely regarded as one the best female rap/hip hop albums, and even earned Missy a Grammy Award for "Best Rap Solo Performance." The album went multi-platinum and resulted into two hits: “Get Ur Freak On” and “One Minute Man.”

    A few guest artists contributed to a few of the songs, including long time producer Timbaland and ginuwine on the ballad Take Away.

    If you like rap music, then you will really enjoy this album. If you don't, well, give it a listen anyway. You might be pleasantly surprised. Warning: the lyrics contain some swear words, which may cause offence.

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Track Listing

1. …So Addictive
2. Dog In Heat
3. One Minute Man
4. Lick Shots
5. Get Ur Freak On
6. Scream A.K.A. Itchin’
7. Old School Joint
8. Take Away
9. My People
10. Bus-A-Bus Interlude
11. Whatcha Gon’ Do
12. Step Off
13. X-Tasy
14. Slap! Slap! Slap!
15. I’ve Changed (Interlude)
16. One Minute Man (Remix)

Transfer Quality


    Like most of the Warner DVD-Audio discs released to date, the video content on this disc is in full frame NTSC.


    This disc features three audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s) in the DVD-Video section, plus MLP 48/24 5.1 and Linear PCM 44.1/16 2.0 in the DVD-Audio section.

    Well, at least this is one disc I don't have to compare to the CD, because a CD-quality audio track is included on the disc (Linear PCM 44.1/16 2.0). This is mixed at a very loud level (easily +4-6dB higher than an average CD) and exhibits all the symptoms of extreme dynamic range compression. This audio track is all thump and very little subtlety.

    Having said that though, it is a very pleasant recording, sounding quite solid and designed to sound very good on boom boxes. High frequencies seem to have been mixed down and the bass has a nice solid kick to it. This will be a nice track to play at maximum volume in your street smart Subaru WRX. Just remember to wear your baseball cap with the cap facing backwards!

    The mix is so loud that I could detect clipping distortion in several places in the track, such as around 0:11 into Track 16 for example.

    The MLP 5.1 track starts initially exactly like the stereo track, with only the front left and right channels active, right up to the point where Missy says "Man, bump this ballad, and gimme some funk ..." and then the mix bursts into full discrete surround with all channels active. I really enjoyed the transition!

    Hot diggity, this is one bad-*ss surround mix that is so impressive it leaves the CD quality PCM track for dead! Although I would have preferred a higher sampling rate like 96/24, this 48/24 track still sounds so much more "relaxed" and "subtle" than the PCM track that I found myself really enjoying the music! Suddenly I could hear all sorts of little details that I never heard on the overly compressed PCM track. I could still hear instances of clipping distortion in various places though, so I guess the fault is in the multi-track source.

    There is a tendency to mix the vocals into all channels, as well as deep bass. In fact, all the bass appears to be carried by the main channels - the subwoofer did not seem to be used.

    The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track in comparison definitely sounds softer and less "hard edged." It is also mixed at a lower volume level (about -3dB compared to the MLP 5.1 audio track). Also, the Dolby Digital track seems to be somewhat mid-range strident and lacking in deep bass (or at least the bass did not sound nearly as impressively bone shaking).

Audio Ratings Summary
Audio Sync
Surround Channel Use


    I would expect a title like this, which will no doubt appeal to the younger generation, to have lots of really cool extras. Unfortunately, no.


    Full frame and static.


    This is a full colour, long sheet of paper folded into 5 sections. It includes track listing, song credits, dedications, musician and production credits.


    This is a set of 25 stills, including at least one still per song, listing musician and production credits.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    This disc appears to be identically featured across all regions.


    Miss E ... So Addicted is the third album from multi-talented writer/producer/artist/record executive Missy "Miss Demeanour" Elliott. It is mainly rap-oriented.

    The CD-quality PCM track is highly compressed (and LOUD). The MLP 48/24 5.1 track is also equally LOUD, but is more listenable and features more low level detail. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is not as impressive as the MLP 5.1 audio track.

    Extras are next to non-existent.

Ratings (out of 5)


© Christine Tham (read my biography)
Thursday, February 20, 2003
Review Equipment
DVDPanasonic DVD-RP82, using Component output
DisplaySony VPL-VW11HT LCD Projector, ScreenTechnics 16x9 matte white screen (254cm). Calibrated with Video Essentials/Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials/Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationDenon AVC-A1SE (upgraded)
SpeakersFront and rears: B&W CDM7NT; centre: B&W CDMCNT; subwoofer: B&W ASW2500

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