Put your hands together, y'all, for the hottest teen pop sensation to come from Tennessee to Malibu, Miley Stewart, aka . . . Hannah Montana! New on DVD! Watch three of your favorite episodes and one you've never seen befo... more »re from the smash-hit Disney Channel original series -- plus rockin' exclusive bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look at Miley's world, music videos, and more. Hannah Montana is living the rock star dream, with cool concerts, lots of limos, and a huge closet full of the latest styles. And the best part is, nobody knows that underneath all the glitz 'n' glamour she's simply sweet Miley Stewart. Y'all won't believe all the hilarious things she does to try to keep the biggest celebrity secret in the world from her best friends Lilly and Oliver while navigating the challenges of homework, crushes, and being accepted into the local social scene. It all works out, though, because this chick totally rocks!« less
"Lots of people have reviewed the show, which is cute, so I'm going to comment on the "packaging." This disk contains the first four episodes of a TV show season that consists of 25 episodes. At this rate the entire season will cost $13.49 * 6 = $80.94, which is outrageously expensive in my opinion for one season of a half-hour show. Seems especially greedy on the part of Disney since this disk could easily hold one more episode and still have under two hours of material. Boo Disney. One-hour shows with much bigger budgets sell for half that price or less for a season on DVD. I'm going to skip this for now and hope Disney releases the entire season as a boxed set for a reasonable price at some point in the future.
Of course, maybe Disney doesn't plan to release any further episodes on DVD, in which case a better yardstick would be $13.49 for 91 minutes of video, which is a fair price, but not releasing more episodes of this show would indeed be a shame.
For what it's worth, iTunes sells the individual episodes for $1.99 each. The quality isn't DVD quality, but you can buy any of the 25 episodes in season one and for $0.44 more than the cost of this disk you can have seven episodes instead of four. What's wrong with that picture?"
A Father Comes Clean
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 11/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been on this earth for thirty-one years and I'm proud to say that I like "Hannah Montana." My daughter is totally captivated by this series and by young Miley Cyrus, who heads up the cast of the show. We already own "Pop Star Profile" and my daughter (and me) watch the series on the Disney Channel together. The show is funny, light, girlishly silly at times and one of the safest shows for youngsters and pre-teens around. Don't let the "safest" comment scare you. This show is full of smart laughs for kids and in-jokes for their parents who know where Miley's dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, came from.
This particular DVD contains four episodes of the series. They are "Money For Nothing, Guilt For Free," "Lilly, Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Miley Get Your Gum," and "I Can't Make You Love Hannah If You Don't." These particular shows revolve around Miley going to great lengths to keep (and in a couple of cases, revealing) her secret life as pop star, Hannah Montana. Fans of "High School Musical" will recognize Corbin Bleu as a reluctant fan of Montana in one episode.
I have to agree with another reviewer that this show's characters have great chemistry on the tube. Cyrus, Emily Osment (Lilly), and Mitchel Musso (Oliver) are believable as best friends. Jason Earles is terribly terrific as Miley's goofy brother, Jackson. The elder Cyrus does his part as well playing a father who thinks he's a lot cooler than he actually is and tries to deal with his daughter growing up.
The extras on the disc are okay. There's a music video for "Best Of Both Worlds," Miley talking about gaining the role of Hannah and following her dreams, and her audition tapes.
Overall, this entire series is perfect for youngsters to watch. Hannah can be silly at times and she even makes some bad choices, but in the end, she suffers the consequences and deals with her problems like a fairly normal pre-teen. She and all of the other kids in the show seem pretty grounded, don't expect everything handed to them, don't dress or act like sluts, and are all-around decent kids. That's rare on TV these days, even in most "family" shows.
In a world where hotel heiresses who proclaim, "That's hot," are applauded for their social status, it's nice to see that a few young ladies still know how to act like real young ladies.
C. F. Coffin | St. Charles, MO | 08/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You wouldn't think it, but if you watch more than two episodes of this show you will get hooked. It's a little cheesy, and the plots are, of course, very predictable, but still there's something about that draws you in and hooks you. Miley Cyrus plays Miley Stewart an average 14-year old girl with a huge secret. She's international pop sensation Hannah Montana. With the aid of her friends Lily and Oliver and her family (With dad played by actual father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus,) she lives two lives trying to keep her secret from the world. This show is witty, cute, and has a lot of heart. The father-daughter tender moment scenes are endearing and feal more real than most (gee I wonder why?) I give this show five-stars."
C. Williams | 03/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hannah Montana is a great family show. We love the music and all the funny things that happen. It's not just for girls! I have 2 boys and we really enjoy it as a whole family! It's great to see Billy Ray Cyrus back and his daughter is super talented! Disney's done it again!"
rossetti_stunner | Minneapolis, MN | 06/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this dvd for my tomboy stepdaughter and she just loves it! Hannah Montana is the best thing Disney has come up with (besides High School Musical that is!)...entertaining and uplifting. Hannah is fun!"