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Running Time: 180 minutes
Starring: Mos Def, George Clinton, DMX, Nelly Furtado, Carole King, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott
Retail Price: $19.98
Specs: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Dolby Surround, English Closed Captions, Episode Selection, Chapter Stops (12 chapters per episode), Two-Disc Set
Released: April 29th, 2008
This sixth season of "Def Poetry" is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. Given that the series is more or less exclusively confined to one stage, there's not much to say about changing visuals. But what you see looks pretty sharp: detail is fine, color saturation of people's clothes look pretty good and fleshtones look pretty accurate.
Poetry" is presented in English Dolby Surround. There's not much to
mention here: audience laughter and cheers give the tracks a little bit
of energy to make you feel like you're at these performances, while the
dialogue sprouting from the poets and performers is very clear and easy
to hear. (Which, of course, is the most important thing of all.)
Straightforward and nice - and that's all you can ask for.
You get a lot of unique poetry in this two-disc set, so fans who enjoy this long-running and popular series will certainly get their money's worth. The episodes look and sound pretty good, but there are no extras to speak of. Purists of the original broadcasts be warned: apparently some of the episodes have been edited a little.