Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Caught In The Act |
Actor: Michael Bublé
Director: not specified
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This Blu Ray features sensational young crooner Michael Buble, with footage from his first 'Great Performances' PBS special, plus a live performance at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Amazing blu ray transfer - a must have
barry | Boston, MA United States | 04/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many opinions have been posted here on the release of this CAUGHT IN THE ACT blu ray. Why reissue something we have already seen? Why no new live material from Michael Buble? These can be valid questions but I also agree that they also have nothing to do with the quality of this item. I shall try to offer my perspective and hopefully it will help you decide whether you wish to purchase it.
First off, I in no way think Michael Buble is milking his fans. Blu ray is an amazing gift to film and video enthusiasts. A good blu ray transfer is miles above even the highest quality dvd in picture quality and audio presentation. Due to the brilliance of blu ray almost everything that sold well on dvd is being reissued on blu ray for it is such an improvement. I doulble dipped here and was thrilled when I heard it was coming on blu ray.
I have a high end blu ray player, a hd television and a high end receiver. An hd television is really a must to be able to fully appreciate blu ray. I found the picture quality stunning. Colors are crisp, flesh tones are amazing and the clarity crystal clear. When Michael is on stage you can see every line on his face, every drop of sweat. He appears as if he is in your room with you, as if you are actually at the concert. This is the reason for blu ray.
I must admit at first with the audio i had a problem finding the best level to play it at. I found the volume varied greatly from the audience clapping to Michael singing. I was surprised for DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 is an excellent source. But then I remembered my receiver had different audio settings for music recordings so I changed the audio to CONCERT and it greatly improved but when I changed it to JAZZ the sound bacame impeccable. The sound level between Michael and the orchestra was perfection and audience participation stayed at a greatly enjoyable steady level. He runs into the audience, uses lighting a lot in his show and the picture holds strong thru it all.
The performance most Michal Buble fans will already know. First off, the concert is 120 minutes and not the 90 minutes it says in the item description by Amazon. This is a stellar concert with a wide range of superb song selections. Michael Buble is in true form with his pure artistry in the forefront. I have seen him live twice and watching this brings me back again. The dvd never really did for me. Michael is an amazing performer. He puts so much into his stylings of his songs including his effective body movements and his camaraderie with the audience is a joy to watch. He is funny, energetic, sincere, humble and a true gentleman.
Bottom line, you know Michael Buble and you probably already know this concert. If you love the concert and have the equipment to enjoy blu ray at its finest I recommend double dipping here. When I watch it on my 37" hd tv I am mezmerized and have no complaints. I find this blu ray transfer a huge success."
Caught in the Act Redux on blu-ray
Jomari | San Jose, CA | 04/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, im wondering why would people end up ranting, complaining about Buble not having more concerts, more this and that and place them in the review section, when it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ITEM ITSELF? do you even own the said item? if not, then why bother ranting about it? send a letter to your congressman if you'd like, and tell em about it.
Here we go...a bit disappointed, but here are the collected details about this blu-ray
Video Codec: VC-1
Video Resolution: 1080i and not P by the way
BD-25 and not the full BD-50
Total run time 120 minutes, just like the original dvd.
Linear PCM Stereo 2.3Mbps
DTS 5.1 48kHz at 1.5Mbps
Great concert, and for those who arent familiar with the dvd version, its a must purchase for any buble and/or big band act out there, for both its sonic and visual qualities.
Its a sharp upgrade from the original caught in the act dvd, but audio side is a tad softer. cleaner, yes, but noticeably lacking that 'heft' in it i was used to in the original. I could hear a difference using both formats, on a ps3 as well as a stand alone blu-ray player.
Picture quality, considering that theres only a few out there that still use a BD-25 disc compared to the better BD-50, they couldve maximized what PBS used in recording this show. Definitely couldve been better using a 1080P signal instead of 1080i.
Am i happy about it? lets just say, this ones great for a 120inch projection screen when the friends come around, and the DVD would be great for my standard collection.
Worth a double dip? only if you're planning on displaying this on a larger screen.
Solid concert, mediocre processing in my opinion. a blu-ray thats worth the price i initially paid for."
Like watching a whole new concert
Thomas A. Bush | Sebring, FL | 06/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being Buble fans, my wife and I have watched Caught in the Act on DVD at least 50 times. When I got the BluRay and showed it for my wife, she couldn't believe the difference. It's like watching a whole new concert. The DTS-MA is also amazing.
Even if you've seen CITA dozens of times, buy this version. You won't be disappointed."
Michael Blube Blu Ray Caught in the Act
Mr. Bean | NY | 03/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great DVD. He is a great entertainer. The Blu Ray version is awesome, almost feels like you are there. Great song list."