Madonna: Music. DVD Single
Warner Reprise / 2000 / 9 Mins / Rated M15+

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Madonna's Music DVD single is yet another first for DVD in Australia albeit a somewhat less than stellar release, not for it's quality but for it's lack of features.

This DVD features Madonna's new number 1 single Music in 2 versions. The standard music video running for 4:26 seconds as well as a slightly extended video version that runs for 4:44 seconds. The song is nothing special but it isn't the worst song I have heard. It features some guy called Ali G, who is someone I have not heard of myself. 

Personally I believe that if a market like this was worked on and refined with extra features, the extra 10 dollar you pay for a DVD single would be more worthwhile than a CD single. Only time will tell I guess.

VIDEO
For a non 16:9 transfer this disc is very, very good. This transfer is super sharp with wonderful color and shadow detail. There were no MPEG artifacts or film artifacts, but this is more than expected seeing that the video was only filmed mere months ago.

Madonna's Music is framed primarily in a 4:3 format although there are a few scenes that are approx 2:35:1. This disc is not 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

A standard PCM Stereo soundtrack is encoded on this disc. This soundtrack is very flat and is based towards to front of the soundstage with no surround use at all, same can be said for the .1 channel.

The music and dialog was always very easy to hear.

EXTRAS
The only extra on this disc is a....

DVD-ROM Web Link

FINAL THOUGHTS
Not a must buy except if you are Madonna nut. It is also a little expensive for what you get, but I can see a market for these type of discs in the future.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Speakers:
Accusound speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 18 Sep 2000 23:53:46 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Regions 2,3,4,5,6
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 9 minutes
Case Type: Super Jewel Case
Release Date: 18/9/2000
Catalog Number: 7559-38526-2
List Price: $19.95
Distributor: Warner Vision
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: No Label
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 2
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: Warner Europe
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Anamorphic: No
Film Format: Video
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

None

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: Yes
Other: None
Languages: English
Subtitles: None
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: None
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: None
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: Yes
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: None
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: None
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