Search - Blast! An Explosive Musical Celebration on DVD

Blast! An Explosive Musical Celebration
Blast An Explosive Musical Celebration
Actor: Blast
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2001     1hr 55min

If your favorite part of a football game is when the marching band takes the field, then you're going to love Blast. Think of the most rousing, in-sync band that you ever saw, turn them way up, add cool costumes and a blac...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actor: Blast
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz, Television, Educational, Musicals, Musicals
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/08/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
See Also:

Similar Movies

Stomp Out Loud
Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
   UR   2004   0hr 50min
Director: Luke Cresswell;Steve McNicholas
   NR   2008   2hr 20min
   NR   2004   1hr 55min
Pulse a Stomp Odyssey
Director: Steve McNicholas
   NR   2006   1hr 20min

Similarly Requested DVDs

   PG   2000   1hr 36min
O Brother Where Art Thou
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
   PG-13   2001   1hr 46min
Monsters Inc
Two-Disc Collector's Edition
Directors: Ralph Eggleston, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter, Roger Gould
   G   2002   1hr 33min
Sleepless in Seattle
Special Edition
Director: Nora Ephron
   PG   1999   1hr 45min
The Patriot
Special Edition
Director: Roland Emmerich
   R   2000   2hr 45min
The Princess Bride
Director: Rob Reiner
   PG   2000   1hr 38min
Director: James Cameron
   PG-13   2010   2hr 42min
The Secret of NIMH
Director: Don Bluth
   G   1998   1hr 22min
Director: Nicholas Meyer
   R   2000   1hr 47min

Movie Reviews

Viva Star of Indiana!
Patrick Pelz | Bloomington, IN | 01/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this tape a few weeks before I saw the actual show in Bloomington, and although the two were somewhat different, both were WELL worth the time and money spent. I was a little apprehensive when I first heard about the production, "A Drum Corps show on an auditorium stage? Riiight." But, being a fan I went ahead and gave it a chance just to see. Almost needless to say, I was blown away. The show on the video was a work of creative genius. My hat is off once again to Jim Mason and Bill Cook for their ever-outstanding work. I recommend this show, video or live to anyone interested in theatre, music, Drum Corps, marching band, or just having a blast (pardon the pun). There is really nothing like this out there, but the closest comparison I can make would be Stomp (with winds and a guard) or a full out DCI show... An awesome experience!"
The DVD Version
Rob Poe | Mission, KS United States | 05/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just received my DVD version of Blast! The Show. If you've seen the VHS version (or on PBS, during their fund raisers), then you haven't SEEN Blast!. They've mixed it in Dolby 5.1, the sound on the DVD is awesome. They were careful about the sound levels, so that the soft parts were soft - the loud parts loud - with no clipping (over loudness). This release really shows off the DVD's capabilities. The picture is FABULOUS! None of the VHS tape limitations on quality are evident. It is crisp and superb!The behind the scenes special feature is very interesting. As a musician, I appreciate ALL of the technical things that the performers exhibit while on stage. I *strongly* recommend the DVD version to any music enthusiast / home theater nut."
Visual Music
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 03/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ballet, modern dance, marching bands, drum and bugle corps, flag dancers, bell ringers, army drill teams and more are what you can expect from this original and fascinating visual display of music.This collection of music and movement does its best to avoid classification. There is simply nothing like it. Imagine seeing the following:A drum team with the precision of Riverdance
A trombone player riding a unicycle
Dancers dancing with giant blades of grass
Colorful flag throw across stage in musical precision
Officer Krupke done in a way that makes West Side Story look dull
A xylophonist playing while chasing his instrument
Drum rolls so fact the sound like bees
Beautiful ballet and precision dance while playing instruments
Swords and rifles used for dance and as drumsticks
Blindfolded drummer who change drum sets without missing a beat
Some of the best horn playing around
A dozen tubas gyrating to a rhumba beat
More more more...There are two themes that thread through all of the productions. The first is the use of color. Flags, lights, costumes and props take the production through the rainbow. The second is that these performers really love what they are doing. Just look at their faces.The camera work is well done. Angle change to show what is going on without being to spastic like in Lord of the Dance. There is even an intermission where several performers join the audience and use stools for drums.My only complaint is that some numbers are actually several pieces in a row without their own separate tracks. So when watching the drum battle, if you want to see the precision blindfolds, you will have to watch the pieces before it (at least until you set your own bookmarks).My whole family really loves this one from my wife and myself to my one-year-old and my four-year-old. The visuals are gripping and unbelievable. While the music itself is great, anyone who just gets the CD is really missing out."
Not just for band geeks
Brian's Dad | Los Gatos, CA United States | 05/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Unfortunately, I must disagree with all the reviewers who write, "If you're in marching band, you'll love this DVD!" That is such limited praise that it almost insults the performers. Truth is, Blast! cuts across all lines of musicianship -- and nonmusicianship. I took my parents, my wife, and my 4-year old daughter (none of whom can toot a single note) to see the mini-version at Disney's California Adventure (Bolero, Land of Make Believe, Malaguena), and they were blown away. When we got home, I rented the DVD, and my daughter was up and dancing around throughout most of it. She told me afterward that she wants "to play a horn like that." Later she confided that she wanted to learn to "play the drums like that," too. I suppose there is little praise that is higher than that. To inspire another to take up the art that you have just presented. Get this DVD. When the touring company comes to your town (or nearby), go see it. You and your nonmusician friends and family will not be disappointed.So, why just four stars? I tive the performance 5 stars and more. The DVD lacks in sufficient special features. The insightful commentary track covers just 4 numbers out of 20. The "Making of Blast" featurette is better than most that you find on movie DVDs. There are more interviews with the performers here. Still, I would love to have seen more footage of show preparation and behind-the-scenes stuff."