Dr. Edilberto Gozo Jr. | CEBU CITY Philippines | 11/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A FAN OF ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM, I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE OF THE PUBLISHED FORMAT,DTS AND BECAUSE OF THE TITLE-RIO NIGHTS LIVE! SADLY,THIS IS A VERY POOR COPY OF WHAT WAS RELEASED BY VERVE, POLYGRAM IN VHS VERSION ENTITLED RIO REVISITED IN 1989.THE CD OF THE SAME TITLE WAS RELEASED IN 1987 BY THE SAME COMPANIES.THIS DVD VERSION WAS RELEASED 2006 BY AN UNKNOWN COMPANY! REMASTERED? RESTORED? I DOUBT!DTS? NONE!
IF YOU ALREADY OWN THE VHS AND THE CD, DO NOT BUY THIS!SAVE YOUR MONEY! LET US STOP SUPPORTING THESE RIP-OFF ARTISTS!"
Chiquita Banana-Carmen Miranda
Bruce London | 03/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a kid I loved the crazy Chiquita Banana ads on tv. Later I learned that around WW2 there indeed was a crazy [and under-rated singer] Brasilian singer/dancer with hats full of fruit. Well, in this dvd, shot very well by the way, in L.A. in 1987, Gal Costa is at her coochie coochie cutest. The mane of hair, the luscious lips, well she was downright svelte! Her voice was very supple and she is great. But, we are here for Jobim. He sings, he plays, he conducts, and the musicians and 5 female Brasil girls are all just heavenly. Jobim is gone but I think he has become St. Peter's musical director up at them purlie gates. You will love this concert!"
Jazz fan | 05/06/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD seems like nothing but an illegal copy of another DVD. Both the cover and the DVD itself is printed with "Antonio Carlos Jobim & Gal Costa, Rio Nights Live". Reading through the song selections, it contains the exact same songs as the other DVD i bought: "Antonio Carlos Jobim, In Concert". However, as I turned the DVD on it wasn't even Jobim at all! What showed up on the tv was a bad copy of a japanese (or asian) action movie! This is criminal and seems most of all like a case for the FBI!
Whatever you do, DO NOT BUY THIS!!!"