Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Kylie Minogue
Director: Kylie Minogue
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NTSC/Region 0. Two DVD set. White Diamond gives fans the unique chance to see Kylie's triumphant return to the world stage with her 2006 Showgirl Homecoming Tour. The film shows Kylie as never before with intimate close up... more »
Very Welcome Homecoming
K. Jarvis | Adelaide, AUS | 08/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have to say at the get go, that I'm a little perplexed by some of the reviews - don't really know what some people were expecting - If you've really followed Kylie's career, you'd know that very little or no comments are made about her being problematic, Diva-like or prone to yelling and screaming. Maybe the fact is, she is just very normal and natural and that the candid on camera talks with William and the collapsing with exhaustion is all we haven't really seen before. Does Kylie really need to be screaming hysterically and crying uncontrollably for this to be "warts 'n all"? I'm loving the fact that she was just ordinary - without staged tantrums or ramblings ala Madonna or Elton in their docos.
Absolutely loved this - really does just show her as a normal as possible person despite her life in focus.
As for the bonus concert, again confused by some reviews, I always seem to love each concert more than the last - but having seen Homecoming live, then finally seeing it again here - I've really appreciated how much more relaxed and stress-free she appears on stage. Her previous shows, whilst still engaging the audience, have been very focussed and machine-like. True to her word, Kylie has taken the time to reflect and enjoy the moment - you only have to watch the few re-edits of some songs from UK Showgirl in the extras to see how strained Kylie appeared previously - of course we all know there were other factors present here.
Above all - fantastic DVD for dedicated or casual fans - doco really does goes beyond the backstage glimpses of previous concert DVDs - if only that you see Kylie as an 'ordinary' - funny, uncomfortable at times, person - if you're expecting some sort of expose - you won't really get it - maybe because there isn't really anything more to see!
On a side note - some of the jazz-style, over-doco songs sung by Kylie, are just beautiful - even the harshest critics would surely be surprised by her perfect handling of this style."
US Buyers Beware!!!
Holly Day | MASS USA | 12/24/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you live in the US and are considering purchasing a copy as listed; DON'T!!! The item is actually PAL and not region coded for US viewing. The reviews so far have been misleading as to who can view it. And the listing has it as being US/Canada release, which was brought to Amazon's attention for correction 3 weeks ago. The average US household does not have a multi-region DVD player nor will most US computers/laptops play the disc. Just hoping to save other US Kylie fans any disappointment!!"
Just gets better
Richard M. Scott | Boston, MA | 01/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this double DVD and must say it had me glued to the television screen. The homecoming concert was her best yet and, yes, you have to forgive her manic choreography (every hand is where it needs to be). Kylies voice, sincerity, background singers and musicians did, once again, an amazing show not to mention the eye candy in her back up dancers. Dont miss the deleted scenes, there are some great songs not on the main program.
White Diamond. I really enjoyed this however, I found myself asking when it will be over. You get to know Kylie a bit more and how she moves in public but, not much at all on a personal level however, the shocking point I took from it is just how lonely these "stars" can be. I wouldnt trade spots for the world. Cozy up to this part of the double DVD on a Sunday evening with a glass of Champagne!
Abel | Caracas VE | 12/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is a great DVD and despite being done in south america is fine. Only thing that upset me was packing quite poor and ugly, not the jewel case that came when the English version is."