Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rolling Stones The Biggest Bang |
Actor: The Rolling Stones
Directors: Joe DeOliveira, Hamish Hamilton, Anthony Green, Toru Uehara, Mr. Wang Xianshen
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Only One Concert
C. S. Junker | Burien, WA USA | 06/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The previous DVD release, a Best Buy exclusive, had the same title and cover art, but included three discs, including footage from three different concerts. This Blu-Ray release contains only one concert (which accounts for the lower price).
If you have the Best Buy edition, you'll probably want to hang onto it, as the Blu-Ray only has about one-third of the footage.
The concert presented here, from Austin, Texas, is a good one; although at 90 minutes you know there's a fair amount left out. It's rare for videos to include an entire concert but I'd prefer to see the whole show and pay a bit more.
The picture quality is what you'd expect from a high-definition broadcast, but the DVD release looked pretty good, so the difference is not stunning. The DTS 5.1 sound mix, however, is a big improvement (uncompressed PCM stereo is also available). I cranked this up good and loud and it's the next best thing to being there. If you're considering getting the Blu-Ray, the audio is the best reason to do so.
And if you're a Stones fan who missed the original release, this is a no-brainer. The Stones perform "Sway" in concert for the first time (Keith and Ronnie had to learn the song, as Keith didn't play on the original and Ronnie hadn't joined the Stones yet). A few other oldies ("Get Off My Cloud" and "Under my Thumb") are added to mix up the otherwise standard playlist. At this low price, it's well worth it.
Rodrigo M. Paula | Brazil | 08/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been disapointed because i already have the Stones on DVD with three shows and when i saw this blue ray thereis only the Atlantic city gig."
You Can Never Get Enough of The Rolling Stones
Dennis P. Finegan | Lisle, IL USA | 07/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the concert 3 times. I have 2 versions of the CD. I have the regular DVD. And now I have the Blu-ray. Of course the live concerts are the best, but this is the second best way to enjoy the concert. Sit back and enjoy the boys on a 52" HDTV in Blu-ray. If you are a Stones fan, this is a must have. If you are just so-so with them, buy this anyway. Whatever you do, buy this."