Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Beyonce The Beyonce Experience Live|
Actors: Michelle Williams, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Beyonc
Director: Nick Wickham
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
B' Is Better on Blu-Ray
M.J. | Chicago, Illinois United States | 12/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Much can be said about today's artists and the assembly-line fashion in which they are produced, packaged and marketed. Thankfully, Beyonce is not from that mold. The test of any great musical performer is how well their performance can hold up on in front of a live audience, away from the safety of music video magic. The Beyonce Experience is one of those rare live performances where if you weren't convinced of the hype surrounding an artist beforehand -- you will be afterwards.
I saw this concert live in Chicago, IL and it was wonderful to find this DVD; it captures every moment of that amazing concert experience. Unlike other where the show relies heavily on stage production and quick edits to hide the weakness of the performance, The Beyonce Experience is one of those rare concert video's that put you right in the experience using camera angles that allow you to actually SEE THE PERFORMANCE.
From the opening in which Beyonce asks her Los Angeles audience, "...are you ready to be entertainnnnnneeeddd!!!," The Beyonce Experience is a magnum opus of all the great work she's compiled throughout the years as lead singer in Destiny's Child to her present solo efforts. Although brief, this concert DVD features brief guest appearances by Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Beyonce brings the heat with every track with exceptional performances on: Crazy in Love, Flaw's N All, Irreplaceable, Jumpin' Jumpin' and Soldier. Even the interludes by her all female band and her dance troupe are crowd pleasers.
The Blu-Ray image is presented in beautiful 1080p and a 1:78.1 aspect ratio so if you have a 16:9 widescreen television (or digital projector in my case); it fills your screen completely without letterboxing. The Dolby 5.1 sound substantially captures her vocals and the music and the crowd's excitement. The PCM audio will drive the neighbors to call the police on you because of the explosive sound quality. For the Blu-Ray fans who like all those fancy little extras, sorry you'll be disappointed. The video is a direct port of the DVD version. Even still, running at a lengthy two hours and ten minutes, for the price this is hands down one of the best concert experiences any artist has ever offered. It's a must for any MUSIC FAN and Beyonce fan alike."
Well beyond my expectations...
S M D | 01/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would like to first admit that I am a fan of this artist, but for those that are not fans; this would be an excellent collection to any Blu-ray set. It sort of angers me this is only available through certain retailers because this is truly a treasure. I have quite a few Blu-ray concerts, and this is probably in the top 3. The video production is wonderful - very crisp and colorful on screen. The audio is top notch as well, and it's great to see a live performance throughout the concert. This is an artist that truly describes the word. She captivates the audience (and the viewer if I may say so) to sing along with and dance with her every move. Some of my favorite performances are: Suga Mama, Naughty Girl and Suga Mama. I know a lot of fans of Jay-Z and Destiny's Child will also be excited since all three "extras" make an appearance on the disc."
Marcos V. Kalil Fh | Niteroi, RJ Brazil | 01/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A must-have blu-ray title! Excellent audio and video with an almost complete line-up of songs from Beyoncé."