Another excellent release from Rush. This set isn't as impressive as their previous Snakes and Arrows Blu-Ray (for lack of features) but hardcore Rush fans in search of such things should already have the 4-disc DVD/CD/guitar pick version of this film. To those fans, myself included, this is just gravy. With the previously-removed tracks added back in, bringing the film a running time of just over 3 hours, this release is VERY much worth the double-dip. The picture quality is superb, the audio is perfect, what's not to love? This is another reason to own Blu-Ray technology.
It seems like Tenacious D is looking for more money. Instead of working on that new album, they
cranked out a sequel to the successful "Complete Masterworks" of years ago. The first volume,
which is yet to be announced on Blu-Ray, was a pretty epic set, and an amazing release. It had a
full-length concert, 6 TV show episodes, a bunch of short films, and some other filler, so much
content that you actually felt like it was, indeed, the COMPLETE Masterworks. You got some crazy
bang for your buck. This time, the main points are the concert and the "D Tour" documentary, and
both are awesome, but this set should be marketed as a concert release only.
The D looks great in high definition. The colorful concert looks great on my HDTV, making this a
worthy edition to the Blu-Ray family. There's a little noise in the picture throughout, which keeps
this in the '4' section in Video, but there is nothing substantial to complain about.
Thankfully, the D sounds great in high definition as well. You can experience the crazy fan action,
as well as the pounding acoustic guitar as though you were there.
This is where the release slumps over for me. Being a fan of the first Masterworks release, I was
very excited to go skinny dipping in a second sea of D, flying free Tenaciously. But there's a reason
that this set is only on one disc. With this one, you get a concert, a documentary, 3 songs
performed differently, and some cartoons. As opposed to the last D DVD, where the content was so
plentiful that you could sort it out into categories, this release should only be a "concert set", not a
While the amount of content is disappointing, this really is a worthy addition to any Tenacious
collection, just don't go into thinking you're going to get another treasure chest of content. It's an
excellent Blu-Ray disc, and will provide 2 hours of entertainment, but the decrease in quality from
the last video release to this one is a big one.
Pick it up on Netflix, or at a rental joint if you can!
Eagle Rock Entertainment | 1983 | 120 min | Not rated | Region free
| Dec 04, 2007
The only Queen concert ever filmed in its entirety, this 1981 Montreal Live Aid performance has been digitally restored and remixed. Featuring dynamic front man Freddie Mercury, the band puts on a high-octane show for a crowd of...
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE "LIVE AID" PORTION OF THIS CONCERT BLU-RAY IS NOT IN HIGH
Just thought that should be clarified... the 25 minute Live Aid performance is NOT in high definition.
It is in 480p, and I would say that it's quality is worse than that of VHS. The main Montreal concert
picture quality is good. Not great though. Good audio, too, but it would be hard to not have good
audio on a concert DVD/Blu-Ray so long as the volume is loud.
The concert is ok. It's got some hit songs, but not enough for me. What's there is good, but I was
feeling a little left out of this in-joke as I am a moderate Queen fan. What IS impressive is that
Queen plays a TIIIIGHT show. Their ability to hit each note live is great, and Freddie doesn't change
a whole lot. They play well live, and Freddie's stage antics are enough to make you tired just
watching it (good thing). Also, it's nice that there is little to no crowd noise while they are playing.
I gave the "Extras" section a 4, only for the inclusion of the Live Aid performance, but then again,
it's PQ is really bad. There's also a nice commentary from 2 original band members, and it's also
viewable in subtitle form while you're watching it, which is nice because you don't loose your sound
BOTTOM LINE-- I would be pissed if this has costed me more that $20. Shoulda bought Pearl Harbor
Disney / Buena Vista | 2007 | 122 min | Rated R | Region free
| Mar 11, 2008
Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash
are still in the back trunk. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic...
Visually spectacular, action-packed and enduringly provocative since its original 1982 release, the stylish noir thriller Blade Runner stars Harrison Ford in the enigmatic role of 21st-century detective Rick Deckard. As he hunts...
Lionsgate Films | 1991 | 137 min | Rated R | Region free
| Jun 27, 2006
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the Terminator in this explosive action-adventure spectacle. Now he's one of the good guys, sent back in time to protect John Connor, the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future....
Universal Music | 2007 | 330 min | Not rated | Region free
| Dec 04, 2007
Is it possible that the "Rocket Man" has turned 60? The sold-out crowd at Madison Square
Garden is equally amazed when they see Elton John marking not only this birthday milestone,
but 60 performances at the illustrious New...
I'm a sucker for concert DVDs, and they're even cooler on Blu-Ray.
This title is astonishing. To me, it's one that everyone should own on Blu-Ray. I think the picture
quality is the stuff of reference on Blu-Ray.
"I got this AMAZING Elton John concert on Blu-Ray, it looks incredible. It's like being there."
The close-ups are breathtaking, we've never been this close to Elton or seen him this clearly while
he performs. It sounds amazing too, even through my basic 2-channel home stereo. And with 30+
songs and running at almost 3 and a half hours long, it's an example of what Blu-Ray is packin' in
the storage department.
Everyone should see it. This is an excellent Blu-Ray release.