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    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

    Warner Vision/Warner Vision . R4 . COLOR . 75 mins . G . PAL


    Bottles, Plastics, cigarette lighters, combs, pipes and more. No, these are not the props for an S&M porn flick, it's just a bunch of different items Jimi Hendrix used when making his Electric Ladyland.

    This is one of the better Classic Albums currently available, although Hendrix has been long gone and didn't offer much in terms of interview footage. The most interesting piece of information on this disc is that Hendrix was portrayed as a stoned sex addict rather than what he actually was - a guy who loved his music and made everyone around him laugh. Yes, he was the band comedian in a way.

    There is alot of reference to Bob Dylan here as he was Jimi's idol. Alot of Jimi's music was influenced and even written by Dylan himself (Dylan is not on the disc at all). It's an interesting disc, even to myself as I didn't consider myself a fan of the Electric guru yet I respect his work more now that I've seen this doco.


    Another high bit-rate transfer of old VHS material. Kinda makes you feel that the footage is not going to get any worse. :)

    The disc is a full frame transfer, no need for complaining about 16x9 enhancement here as this is the original directors cut documentary - NOT!. All the interview footage is high quality digital video so you won't see any noticeable artifacts. You must understand that a video signal transfers differently to dvd that film itself. Still a good looking disc.


    MPEG Stereo. A step backward and side-ways? Well, you don't need 5.1 surround on these discs and is there really any noticeable difference in the MPEG audio signal from PCM stereo if you haven't got a true MPEG decoder to make the distinction?

    You'll get some nice un-plugged performances and the standard studio mixing demonstration. I wish I had one of those little babies to fiddle with.


    The whole disc itself is a 75 minute documentary so there's no point in rating this highly at all.


    As always, if you're a fan, you'll enjoy this, then again you probably already know all about want went on making Electric Ladyland. It's a good disc and I really did enjoy watching it. Buying or Renting is up to you and DVD Rent offers both including the Rent Buy scheme.

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