The DVD format works particularly well for films that just miss the mark but have many winning elements. Viewers can easily skip past any scene that doesn't work. Liberty Heights, writer/director Barry Levinson's fourth autobiographical film set in Baltimore, is a movie that deserves to be seen yet needs a "skip" or two. The DVD edition shows off Christopher Doyle's sumptuous cinematography that is preserved in the anamorphic widescreen transfer and showcases the movie's exquisite period art direction and costume design. Another welcome bonus is the separate "music only" soundtrack that brims over with a great cross section of 1950s hits. On the other hand, the accompanying promotional "making of" documentary offers little insight into the film. Another extra has Levinson leading viewers through the one deleted scene, indirectly proving that more could've been pruned from the movie. Liberty Heights is full of many wonderful scenes but Levinson crams too many ideas into it. He still comes up with a good film but he could've made a great one. Thankfully, the DVD format allows viewers to enjoy Liberty Heights's warm scenes between family and friends and skip over its overly complicated crime subplot.