Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Blu-ray Review

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys Johnson2D Film Size: 17.5 GB
3D Film Size: 18.7 GB
Film Rating: G
Region: A

Trailer


Video
The Jonas Brothers Concert comes to Blu-ray with both 2D and 3D versions. Each version is given a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. I viewed the entire concert in 3D, and later skimmed through the normal version.

First the 3D version, I was impressed right from the start, yes the 3D is gimmicky overall, but it worked much better than the previous Hannah Montana 3D concert Blu-ray release. In the past (especially on DVD) I could not tolerate home video 3D whatsoever, but Blu-ray has definitely made it much easier. The clarity provided allows the 3D to pop off the screen much more nicely than what has been possible on DVD.



The 2D version is also available for those who can't tolerate 3D, or just prefer 2D. Like the 3D version, there is a lot to love. The release features very sharp and detailed visuals, as well as very rich colors. The presentation is free of any technical issues or tampering, and for that I am more than pleased. 8/10.

Audio
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio is included, and sounds very nice. The film's music was generally aggressive, and used the surround speakers quite nicely. Dialogue wasn't as clear during certain non-concert portions, but only because they weren't using mics. Aside from that minor issue, I was very pleased with the audio track. Let's hope we see more 7.1 releases from Disney in the near future. 9/10.

Extras

Disc 1:

Bonus Songs (HD):
Two additional songs are included, that are not featured in the extended movie, they include:
"Love Bug" (3:35)
"Shelf" (4:20)

Up Close & Personal With The Jonas Brothers (15:05) (HD)
The title is self-explanatory, go behind-the-scenes with the Jonas Brothers.


Disc 2:
DVD copy of the 2D movie


Disc 3:
DisneyFile Digital Copy of the 2D movie

Blu-news Summary
The Jonas Brothers are just another part of Disney's success, although their music won't really appeal to anyone past their teen years. The concert is fairly basic, with some cool effects and performances throughout, but otherwise quite plain. The Jonas Brothers are pretty good vocally, although the youngest brother sounds like he is in pain at times.

It was definitely a cool idea to release the concert as a film experience, for fans who could not wait in line or afford tickets to see them. It was also nice that they added some variety throughout the film, with scenes outside of the concert. It was also good that they included guest performers Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift.



The Blu-ray release is the deluxe package, but the only thing really deluxe about it is the inclusion of 3D, as well as two other ways to view the film (DVD/Digital Copy). As far as actual bonus features are concerned, there are hardly any. The Blu-ray release is impressive when it comes to video and audio though, and the package is definitely suitable for fans of the group. Realistically though, this lacks replay value, which definitely makes it 'For Fans Only.'

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