Engelbert Humperdinck-Engelbert Live (1999)
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|Year Of Production||1999|
|Running Time||138:02 (Case: 120)|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||None Given|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English dts 5.1 (768Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.29:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Engelbert Humperdinck is an internationally renowned pop star whose much celebrated career has spanned over 50 years in which he has sold over 150 million records. Engelbert Live was recorded at the Forum, Los Angeles in 1995. With a full orchestra led by orchestral arranger/director Bebu Silvetti the show will certainly please fans as the song list includes the showman's most poplar songs such as "Release Me" and ""Quando Quando Quando" and covers of classic hits like "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" and "Unchained Melody." With the show length at 107:25, fans will certainly be pleased as the show demonstrates exactly what makes Humperdinck an international star; charm, talent and affection for his audience.
|1. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing|
2. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
3. Stranger In Paradise
4. Per El Amor De Una Mujer
5. Nothin' A Little Love Won't Cure
7. The Dock Of The Bay
8. Release Me
9. The Shadow Of Your Smile
10. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
11. I Apologize
|12. Too Young|
13. Secret Love
15. No Other Love
16. When I Fall In Love
17. Quando Quando Quando
18. After The Lovin'
19. Such A Night
21. Unchained Melody
22. Ave Maria
The show is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.29:1. In comparison to some of the most successfully produced music DVDs this title does not fare well. The minimal lighting of the venue does not present the best filming conditions and the black levels suffer as a consequence. There is also colour bleeding present. The source material is over a decade old and unfortunately the quality is quite average with minor grain and colours which are dull which contribute to the overall soft image.
The 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio options are satisfactory but the DTS soundtrack is a much welcomed addition. Humperdinck's music is by no means suited to that of a rock arena and the soundtrack encompasses the viewer in a serene manner as the bass remains minimal rather than being overbearing. There are no flaws exhibited with this soundtrack, rather it has been well produced in respects to the source material and ultimately is mindful of the viewer watching the DVD at home.
|Surround Channel Use|
This interview is also a treat for fans as Humperdinck welcomes viewers to his manor in Leicester, England. This guided tour is also interspersed with an interview with Humperdinck who speaks candidly of his career, his personal ups and downs and his many passions outside of music (30:37). Optional subtitles are included (French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Dutch).
The Photo Gallery contains archival images of Humperdinck with family and many other performers he has meet and worked with.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The identical R1 NTSC DVD is also available with a bonus CD with the following track list:
1. Overture / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing,
2. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You,
3. Stranger In Paradise,
4. Per El Amor De Una Mujer (I Knew That We Have Loved Before),
5. Nothin' A Little Love Won't Cure,
7. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay,
8. Release Me,
9. The Shadow Of Your Smile,
10. I Apologize,
11. Too Young,
12. Secret Love,
13. No Other Love,
14. When I Fall In Love,
15. Quando Quando Quando,
16. After The Lovin',
17. Such A Night,
19. Unchained Melody,
20. Ave Maria.
An enjoyable concert for fans presented full frame, although the DTS soundtrack is a welcomed addition. The extras are minimal but are well suited to the main feature.
|DVD||Denon DVD-1910, using DVI output|
|Display||Panasonic PT-AE 700. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.|
|Amplification||Yamaha DSP-A595a - 5.1 DTS|
|Speakers||(Front) DB Dynamics Polaris AC688F loudspeakers,(Centre) DB Dynamics Polaris Mk3 Model CC030,(Rear) Polaris Mk3 Model SSD425,(Subwoofer) Jensen JPS12|