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On November 16, 2009, the live performance of the October 8, 2001 concert in Los Angeles, California was released in Blu-ray disc format
Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. Blu-rayUnited States
Eagle Rock Entertainment | 2002 | 103 min | Not rated | Nov 17, 2009
Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
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Video 4.1 of 5 4.1
Audio 4.5 of 5 4.5
Extras 1.8 of 5 1.8
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Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. (2002)
Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release
Guns, God And Government Live In L.A. was filmed on the last night of the world tour in support of the Holy Wood album. When originally released on DVD in 2002, the visual footage of Guns, God And Government was taken from numerous concerts around the world during the tour, set to the audio soundtrack from the Los Angeles show. Now for the first time, this Blu-ray presents the original high definition L.A. footage and soundtrack together as a cohesive concert film. The spectacular staging, the costumes, the lighting and the charismatic presence of Marilyn Manson himself combine to make this the ultimate live Marilyn Manson release.
For more about Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. and the Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. Blu-ray release, see the Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. Blu-ray Review published by Dr. Svet Atanasov on October 29, 2009 where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.
Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. Blu-ray, Video Quality 4.0 of 5
Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080i “live” transfer, Guns, God and Government — Live in L.A. arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.
I like how this show looks in high-definition! Generally speaking, detail is very good, though due to the unique lighting and other special effects used on the stage, occasionally some scenes look slightly softer than other. The close-ups, however, especially those of Marilyn Manson, look good. Contrast and clarity are also pleasing, though for the same reasons mentioned above, they could vary a bit. Mild motion-judder is occasionally noticeable, but I don’t think that the overwhelming majority of you will be bothered by it. Finally, I did not detect any serious transfer anomalies to report on this review. All in all, Guns, God and Government — Live in L.A. looks strong on Blu-ray, and I don’t have a problem recommending it to you. (Note: This is a Region-Free disc. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location).
Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. Blu-ray, Audio Quality 4.5 of 5
There are three audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and LPCM 2.0. I opted for the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and later on did a few random comparisons with the other two tracks for the purpose of this review.
The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track allows for a truly satisfying sonic experience. The bass is strong, the rear channels intelligently used, and the high-frequencies not overdone. The “live effect” – all the crowd noises, echos, etc – is handled well, and many of the songs convey the type of depth studio recordings have. Additionally, there is good separation between the different instruments even when things get a bit too rowdy. For the record, I did not detect any disturbing audio dropouts to report in this review.
The LPCM 2.0 is also quite strong. It certainly lacks the depth and range of dynamics the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track has, but it still allows for a decent listening experience. If you could take advantage of the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, however, there is no reason to experiment with the LPCM 2.0 track.
Finally, the Dolby Digital 5.1 certainly does not have any technical flaws, but I find it to be notably inferior to the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track.