BUENA VISTA is releasing "THE JONAS BROTHERS; 3-D CONCERT EXPERIENCE," on blu-ray and dvd. This reviewer must start by stating "THE JONAS BROTHERS" may very well demonstrate what's wrong with music today, or at least in comparison to what it was in comparison to what youngsters were offered in the '60s and '70s with much better groups. That said, the young girls watching this blu-ray were delighted from beginning to end, and have revisited numerous times in just a few days. While this reviewer finds all of their songs completely forgettable, the young girls viewing "THE JONAS BROTHERS: 3-D CONCERT EXPERIENCE" were enthralled, singing the words to each song by memory!
Filmed at a concert in Anaheim California, this concert is nothing like the concert film of the Rolling Stones at Altamont or any other classic concert film. Still, the energy of the screaming girls in the film audience is palpable and daresay, contagious, at least to young girls viewing this blu-ray.
Presented in 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray is often dazzling to view. Colors are strikingly vivid. While some minor artifacts pop up occasionally, this is one of the best looking concert blu-rays ever released. Blacks are inky, so in the darker moments, depth is as stunning as the rest of the footage. Both 2-D and 3-D versions are offered, along with four pairs of 3-D glasses. While the 3-D image doesn't offer the kind of theatrical impact of superior 3-D films from PIXAR, it's not all that bad. Both versions look great! A standard dvd version is offered as well, and while it looks good, it doesn't come close to achieving the color richness or detail of the blu-ray.
A DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 mix is offered. It's also fantastic, in terms of dynamic range. Directional effects are perfectly delegated and surrounds are used with great impact, conveying the energy of the live audience. Bass is more prominent than on many concert blu-rays, and fans will enjoy a mix that surely offers better balance and fidelity than the actual experience and limitations of being at the concert itself.
The dolby digital 5.1 mix found on the dvd is also quite immersive, but lacking in dynamic range when compared to the lossy mix.
The extended version offered on blu-ray offers additional songs and a behind-the-scenes featurette, all in HD.