Once outside the mainstream American music spotlight, K-pop is now a sensation not only on the U.S. scene but globally, led by such enormously popular acts as SMTOWN superstars KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, and Super Junio. On November 6th, CJ Entertainment America will release I Am: SMTOWN, a full-length concert featuring many of these popular acts.
Included in I Am: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden is the full-length, sold-out 2011 U.S. concert (approx. 2 ¾ hours) at one of the world's most-hallowed music arenas and a feature-length documentary (approx. 2 hours) highlighted by exclusive, backstage footage. Plus special features (approx. 45 minutes).
I Am: SMTOWN ventures behind the scenes, providing intimate and unprecedented access to these mega-hit acts – doe-eyed girl groups, high-octane boy bands, provocative solo artists and swaggering duos – sharing their personal memories and backstage antics, as well as never-before-seen peeks at youthful audition tapes.
Pulling influences from techno, hip-hop, rap, R&B and top-40, the I Am: SMTOWN U.S. tour is highlighted by effervescent music; high-energy performances with a dance pop sensibility; teasing choreography; trend-setting high fashion; and elaborate, futuristic staging.
A must for any fan! And if you haven't already been hit by hallyu (Korean wave, a term coined to describe the rapidly expanding, international popularity of South Korean culture and food), you will be after experiencing the no-boundaries music of SMTOWN.
"SMTOWN in New York" featurette
"What's Your Color?" featurette (SMTOWN artists reveal their favorite colors)
2. la cha ta / f(x)
3. chu~ / f(x)
4. pine tree & polaris / kangta
5. 7989 / kangta & sulli (guest. onew)
6. stand by me / shinee
7. replay / shinee
8. get down + juliette / shinee
9. sorry sorry - answer / super junior
10. run devil run / girls' generation
11. kissing you / girls' generation
12. oh! / girls' generation
13. bonamana / super junior
14. perfection / super junior - m
15. hahahasong / girls' generation
16. way to go / girls' generation
17. miracle / super junior
18. i did it for love / boa (feat. key)
19. genie / girls' generation
20. sorry, sorry / super junior
21. ring ding dong / shinee
22. mr. simple / super junior
23. don't don! / super junior (feat. zhoumi, henry)
24. hot summer / f(x)
25. hoot / girls' generation
26. ready or not / shinee
27. amigo / shinee
28. the boys / girls' generation
29. eat you up / boa
30. copy & paste / boa
31. energetic / boa
32. tvxq! medley [intro + the way u are + mirotic] / tvxq!
33. maximum / tvxq!
34. before u go / tvxq!
35. keep your head down / tvxq!
36. pinocchio [danger] / f(x)
37. lucifer / shinee
38. gee / girls' generation
39. u / super junior
40. rising sun / tvxq!
41. hope / smtown
Girls' Generation on blu-ray! I'd rather have a release of their music videos. I think there is going to be a blu-ray release of their videos in Japan, though I fear that it will be largely their Japanese videos rather than their original Korean videos.
disc 1: [japanese version]
02 genie dance ver.
04 gee dance ver.
05 run devil run
06 run devil run dance ver.
08 mr.taxi dance ver.
09 bad girl
10 time machine
12 mr. taxi [from japan 1st tour re-edit]
13 the great escape [from japan 1st tour re-edit]
14 gee [from japan 1st tour re-edit]
disc 2: [korean version]
01 into the new world
02 ¸girls' generation
03 kissing you
07 run devil run
08 run devil run story ver.
10 hoot dance ver.
11 the boys
12 the boys [english ver.]
disc 3: [special dvd for limited dvd/blu-ray editions]
- interview & mv footage (approx. 1 hour)