Level 42: The Collection DVD Review

by Phil Hinton
Movies & TV Review

Level 42: The Collection DVD Review
SRP: £19.99

Picture

The picture quality varies throughout as the Videos are rather poor by today's production standards. Many suffer from large amounts of video noise and colours which bleed on a regular basis and can at times look downright nasty. But don't let that put you off experiencing some of the first music videos to be more than a band standing around miming. It is disappointing that the quality is a little poor, but after all these videos were shot during the 1980's and you must consider these set backs when viewing.
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Sound

Remixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 the audio side of things improves considerably from the video presentation. There is a distinct lack of overall dynamics, but what is presented here is well done, with good use made at creating a wide soundstage with good bass extension. You won't have heard the band sound like this before and overall it is a rather enjoyable experience considering the source material is a little outdated.
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Extras

There are three featurettes included in the package along with a bonus CD. The featurette include; The making of Heaven in my Hands with interviews, Take a Look with interviews and The making of Tracie with behind the scenes footage
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A must have for fans of the band and the period, but the visuals are poor with the sound mix just saving the day, one for the fans only.

Scores

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8

Picture Quality

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4

Sound Quality

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6

Extras

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5

Overall

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6
6
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