Image Entertainment has announced that they will bring the concert film 'Mariah Carey: the The Adventures of Mimi' to Blu-ray on April 15th, day-and-date with the DVD release. The concert, which was shot entirely in high definition, was the most successful tour ever for the pop artist. This two disc release will feature 19 tracks spanning her entire music career.
The first disc features the concert in 1.78:1 1080p video accompanied by a Dolby Digital audio track. Extras on this disc include behind-the-scenes footage as well as a jukebox feature which will allow viewers to select the order in which the songs can be heard. Additionally, it will include a documentary called "The Adventures of Mimi Tour", an inside look at the tour hosted by Mariah and her personal director, and "Lovers and Haters" - an original Mariah mini-movie directed by Spike Lee.
The second disc is a bonus CD shared by both the Blu-ray and DVD releases. It will feature an exclusive virtual store, free virtual ticket subscription, free ringtone, tour and ticket updates, and a free single download. According to the press release, these items on this disc are valued at $40. Your calculations may vary.
It's Like That
Shake It Off*
Vision Of Love*
Fly Like A Bird
I'll Be There
Don't Forget About Us
Always Be My Baby
I Wish You Knew
Can't Let Go
One Sweet Day*
Make It Happen
We Belong Together*
* These tracks also have a "Karaoke-style" feature which will allow you to sing along as the movie plays.
This is great! IE has released music videos only on hd dvd format. This is a good sign that they will soon release many other goodies (incl. Roy Orbison, Chicago/EWF, Moody Blues, ELO, Yanni, etc) on blu-ray.
Most IE DVDs I own are in DTS 5.1 so I strongly believe this BD should have a DTS audio track at least. I already pre-ordered at Amazon ($19.95).
I really liked Mariah in her shy, pre-diva days but even with an attitude, I still like her voice (music). So, I'm sure I'll get this but I hope we get lossless audio. Not a deal-breaker for me but it's of course, preferable.
I bought a DVD release few month ago ( 2 dvd set and yes it's a french edition, at least for one time we'got a release before US, usually it's 5 or 6 month later and sometimes never!). Picture was great ( I mean for a dvd) , and it must look amazing in HD extras are really poor but the concert was very good, it definitly deserves a hd relaese ( But please in PCM and no DD 5.1).
I'm looking forward for others concerts of Mariah Carey.