"HANNAH MONTANA: ONE IN A MILLION" is comprised of four episodes from the hit tv series. Real-life daughter and father, Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus, play father and daughter, and they're actually endearing in every episode. Some of the dialogue doesn't work, but that's due to adult writers "trying" to write funny for kids, and "funny" and what one perceives as "funny" for anyone, let alone those much younger, is hard to gauge. But, the Cyrus's and the whole cast give consistently fine performances and the guest stars, Heather Locklear, Vicki Lawrence and Dolly Parton, are all an extra bonus for adult viewers familiar with them, whilst the kids are certainly clueless as to who these stars are or were!
Another thing endearing about the show, lies in its sweetness. There's nothing parents have to worry about with this series, as it's just genuinely cute while still managing to be funny, and even very funny for adults sometimes.
BUENA VISTA has provided the correct 1.33:1 aspect ratio for this release. Colors are solid, complimenting the fun, lively environment of the show's setting, but the image lacks the depth associated with typically superior Buena Vista releases. Blacks and grays are deep enough to provide fine contrast in darker scenes.
BUENA VISTA has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix for this release. It's surprisingly more engaging than we'd expected. Surrounds kick in for effective music numbers and there's a fair amount of separation, mostly dedicated to the front speakers.
A bonus episode of "That's So Raven" is included.