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Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar Live! [Blu-ray]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Blue Man Group
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (DD 5.1 Surround), English (PCM2 .0), English (PCM 5.1)
  • Subtitles: German, French, Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Rhino Records
  • DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017CW5J4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,754 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar Live! [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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So, you wanna be a rock and roll star? There s no better way to get into the megastar groove than with Rhino s new Blue Man Group Blu-ray
HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE, filmed and recorded live in front of capacity crowds of over 40,000 fans during a two-day run of the music and performance art trio s exhilarating 06- 07 How To Be A Megastar Tour 2.0. Blue Man Group s inventive new how-to-manual, which expands on the Rock Concert Manual concept from The Complex Rock Tour, will take you through the steps of a wildly clever and interactive show that offers unique all-ages appeal. This Blu-ray contains as bonus features: the video for I Feel Love, the comedic parody Mono Makes a Plea Save the TVs campaign and the documentary Inside The Tube, which provides an intimate look inside Blue Man Group s creative process and history
DVD: Above / Drumbone / Time To Start / Up to the Roof / Altering Appearances /
Persona / Your Attention / Piano Smasher / Gumballs And Marshmallows / Sing Along /
One Of These Days / 2001 Theme/TV Heads / Shadows / The Complex / Light Suits / I Feel Love / Rock And Go / Baba O Reilly / What Is Rock / Bonus Content: Inside The Tube -
Behind-the-scenes look at The Blue Man Group / I Feel Love (music video

Customer Reviews

It is just ... fun!
John
I find myself playing the disc like it was a CD, just to have the music in the background.
Backroad Junkie
This Blu-Ray was superbly crafted, with the quality of audio and video paramount.
Alphaman

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By elmo on November 5, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar Live! [Blu-ray]

A feast for the eye's and ears. Almost as good as going to the actual show without having to worry about getting wet or having a stick cam shoved in your mouth.

On the Blu Ray version, be sure to go into Setup from the main menu. There is an uncompressed 5.1 PCM audio option. It's only listed as English 5.1 on the cover.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By rickirick on February 5, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This is one of the first blu-ray titles that I purchased. It was high on my list because I loved "The Complex Rock Tour" on DVD, but the video quality on that DVD was terrible.

The video quality on this "Megastar" blu-ray disk is good, but in every other aspect the "The Complex Rock Tour" is superior to "Megastar".

Bottom line: the "Megastar" concert is disappointing. The blue men themselves seem to be just going through the motions, the audience often seems bored, the sound quality is muddled, and the attempt to use "infomercials" during segues is almost embarrassing to watch. Pondering what went wrong, it seems that the focus has shifted to everything other than the 3 blue men, to the point that the title characters seem to be an afterthought. If the theme of "The Complex" was "watch these quirky guys make amazing music on odd instruments", the theme of "Megastar" is "listen to this backup band, with some disinterested guys dressed up in blue added for free."

About half way through "Megastar" the song "I Feel Love" is performed. This was a highlight of "The Complex", featuring Annette Strean of Venus Hum in the electrified dress. I have to give "Megastar" credit for boldness in its attempt to perform this song without Annette Strean, but unfortunately the attempt succeeded mainly in illustrating how lame "Megastar" is compared to "The Complex."

As another reviewer said, if you haven't seen "The Complex" you may like "Megastar", but if you have seen "The Complex" you will find "Megastar" uninspiring--it has no soul.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alphaman on January 11, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I saw the Blue Man Group live in Boston several years ago, and have been a fan since they first started getting noticed. Their anti-style drew me in, their messages tickled me, their visuals enthralled me, but their music kept me.

So you can imagine my joy a couple years ago when I saw that HDnet was going to show this concert in HiDef. I blocked out the time on that Sunday, turned on my cable, and was prepared to be enthralled.

I was horribly disappointed. I literally called my cable provider and complained.

The problem was not with the content, but rather with the highly compressed delivery system. The strobes and fire in "One of These Days", the rapid motion of the drum sticks and whips in "Shadows Part 2", the paint drums in "Your Attention", the confetti and full-stage views in "Baba O'Riley", all pushed way past the limits of any kind of a cable TV, satellite delivery, or HD video download service. Macroblocking in the rapid strobe scenes and the paint drops (which wound up looking like large squares rather than droplets) made the video look like an early VHS tape rather than a 2 megapixel, 21st century, HiDef recording.

So, I've been just as eagerly anticipating this Blu-Ray release. And this time, I've not been disappointed. With data rates regularly exceeding 35Mbps in the high motion scenes, peaking at over 49Mbps for some of the most complex transitions in the climax of "Baba O'Riley", this disc exemplifies "why Blu-Ray".

Those who claim that HD downloads will replace physical media may be right someday, but that day is not here yet, it will not be here any time soon, and this disc shows why.

This Blu-Ray was superbly crafted, with the quality of audio and video paramount.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BlankFrank on September 10, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The Blue Man Group epitomizes entertainment. From their opening salvo to the final restrain of the last song, this disc shows exactly how entertaining the band can be. Their unique approach to playing, combined with their slightly twisted humor, draws the viewer in and captivates them. While this IS an extension of the act started during the Complex Tour, this disc is much more than just a rehash with a few new songs thrown in.

By the time the show ends, you too will know how to be a megastar.

But the real enjoyment of having the Blu-Ray disc is in the extras. There you get to meet the guys who started it all, hear them explain how they approached their unique creative process and how they strive to be more than just an entertaining act. Each of their shows is an experience, and this disc spills the beans on how it is all done. There are several videos in the extras that enhance owning the disc even further.

You'll never believe that grown men in weird costumes, beating on some plastic pipes while catching marshmallows thrown from incredible distances and then spewing paint onto a canvas could be so entertaining, but start to finish this disc is filled with one pleasure stacked upon another.

This disc, just 1 among the hundreds of performing art discs that I own, is by far my most favorite and the most entertaining. I can, and do, watch this one over and over and over. You will to.
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Ach! which version?
That does seem like a big price difference for a box.
I'm basing my answer on what I read from Blue Man's website which states that "all of the art, content, etc. are the same, they will just be available in different sized cases."
Apr 3, 2008 by Chris |  See all 7 posts
Venus Hum
Yes, the video of "I Feel Love" features the beautiful Annette Strean. And, btw, the concert video version of "I Feel Love" featured on "The Complex" does, in fact, feature all members of Venus Hum in that performance, with Kip and Tony up with the band, doing their... Read More
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