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Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope Tour (Live in Concert) (DTS) (1998)

Michael Andrews , Tyce Diorio , David Mallet  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Michael Andrews, Tyce Diorio, Gil Duldulao, Teresa Espinosa, Shawnette Heard
  • Directors: David Mallet
  • Producers: Douglas C. Forbes, Tom Forrest
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.0), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2004
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001CNR9I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,076 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope Tour (Live in Concert) (DTS)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Tracklisting-
If
You
Let’s Wait Awhile/Again
Control Medley
Control
The Pleasure Principle
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Nasty
Throb
Escapade Medley
Escapade
When I Think Of You
Miss You Much
Runaway
Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Alright
I Get Lonely
Anytime, Anyplace
Rope Burn
Black Cat
What About
Rhythm Nation
Special
That’s the Way Love Goes
Got Til It’s Gone
Go Deep
Together Again

"The Velvet Rope" sees a natural synergy of Janet's distinctive vocals and sweet melodies with harder edged dance rhythms, state-of-theart sounds which appeal to a multitude of musical tastes. Janet brings us her inimitable soul, funk, and dance synergy once again in a world tour set to out-gun the past triumphs of "Rhythm Nation" 1990 and "Janet" 1994.

A spectacular production of lights, dance, energy - and of course at the core - Janet's total control of the stage. "There"s a velvet rope we have inside us, keeping others from knowing our feelings. In "The Velvet Rope" I'm trying to expose and explore those feelings. I'm inviting you inside my velvet rope".


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her first name ain't "Baby"! March 16, 2001
Format:DVD
It's JANET! And what a DVD this is. Killer sets, great dance numbers (my only complaint is that not all the dancers can be seen all the time, and they're working as hard as Miss Janet. I think more on-screen time next go 'round should be afforded to these talented, energetic individuals.) And Janet sings her heart out - all your favorites, from "If" to a medley of "Control" hits, to a razor-edged rendition of "Black Cat". The emotional song, however, is "What About", with dancers in the background enacting various scenes of violence between men and women, with men being the aggressors. A powerful song, "What About" only speaks more eloquently with its visuals. This DVD is never leaving my collection! Can't wait for Janet's new CD!
(And there is one awesome seduction number in the song "Rope Burn". You know that guy onstage will never forget THAT experience! Turn that track on when you curl up with your honey one evening!)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Show! January 24, 2002
Format:DVD
Janet's VELVET ROPE tour began in Europe in April 1998, and lasted well into the fall of 1998, hitting various countries to support her album THE VELVET ROPE. THE VELVET ROPE is Janet's most personal offering, with songs about acceptance, personal pain, etc. The tour is a must see. Janet takes on various personas through different costume changes, that symbolize her songs. Not only does she sing songs from THE VELVET ROPE, but she digs back, all the way to CONTROL and RHYTHM NATION 1814 with songs the fans have always loved. As tiring as the tour is, this party doesn't stop, as she entertains through and through during this concert. There is a charisma with Janet on stage, between her and the fans, her and the dancers, anyone she wants to make contact with. This is a show for the fans, and a show that doesn't disapoint. Highlight performances include the Control Medley, the Escapade Medley, If, Rhythm Nation, What About, and more. Give this one a whirl if you want to be entertained!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very fun, very energetic... August 12, 2001
By Pauline
Format:DVD
but I gave it a 4 because of the audience. I would have assumed that after it being aired live on HBO and set for VHS and DVD availability-that they would drown out the crowd more, particularly the first song "Velvet Rope" and "If". It got better as the show went on, except in some parts, where again they drowned Janet's voice by the audience.
Other than that, as I said very fun and energetic. All the great hits, fantastic stage sets and awesome costume changes. Especially the Escapade Medley stage set and costumes.
Those who like Janet and those who like concerts on the screen, I recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The One and Only... MS. JACKSON (If you are nasty) January 18, 2001
Format:DVD
This DVD is one of my all time favorite musical DVDs. Miss Jackson proves why she is the highest paid singer in the industry. With a combination of costume changes, great choreography, Janet's greatest hits, and a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden, the DVD makes for an excellent night of entertainment. I only regret that I was not able to see the concert in person here in my home town due to a cancelation of the concert;however, the DVD is definately a suitable substitute. I highly recommend this DVD to any fans of Janet, lovers of music, and owners of quality DVDs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Janet GOES DEEP! January 3, 2000
Format:DVD
If you missed seeing Miss j on HBO, I recommend you buy the DVD/VHS ASAP! Janet knows how to throw one hell of a show! The dancing is excellent, the staging is remarkable, and the dancers are great and then of course, there is Janet, the queen of Pop! If your seriously looking for Out-of-this-world entertainment, I fully recommend you purchase your on personal copy of The Velvet Rope!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Performance From Janet July 7, 2004
Format:DVD
In 1998, I got the rare opportunity to see Janet Jackson in concert held in Minneapolis, during "The Velvet Rope" tour. The show was amazing. All of the physical features and her performances were breathtaking. Though nothing beats the live experience, this DVD wonderfully commemorates the tour.
Months before, she released an album of the same name that was unusually different than her previous. She was always known for her positive songs. However, the album entirely explored her painful turbulations, including abuse, loss, depression, and others. These songs are based on thoughts she endured during her two-year depression, 1995-1997. Many listeners were shocked. Some of these songs gave this tour a new outlook. Despite revisiting many classic songs, audiences can feel her new style.
The elaborate stage direction gives the concert a more enjoyable experience. The three different backgrounds and the three different costumes add to the spectacular pleasure: inside the velvet rope theme, the circus-like theme, and the hip-hop theme. All blend perfectly with the dance moves and the songs. However, her vocal expressions remain present the whole performance while never being overlooked. Her facial expressions prove that she truly feels the songs. Through the sexuality, political motivation, the pain, and the anger, she maintains her full musical quality. All songs offer a new prospective through her life. She keeps audiences excited, always having fun.
"The Velvet Rope Tour" proves how truly great Janet Jackson is an entertainer. This DVD edition is great for all fans as this will surely please audiences for a long time. The tremendous quality proves that she'll continue entertaining for many more years. Go Janet!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Janet Jackson and her tour DVD
My wife loves Janet Jackson.! She is such a great performer and I'm glad I bought this DVD for her. She likes to re watch the tour once in awhile.
Published 4 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Janet never disappoints
Gotta love Janet. She alway delivers... My favorite performance on this dvd is got til its gone. Her and Qtip looked so cute together
Published 5 months ago by SassyC
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Concert
This was the first concert I ever went to - and remains to the best one!

The concert was two hours of Janet at her best. The stage, dancing, fan experience was AMAZING! Read more
Published 8 months ago by GoMilesGo19
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I had hoped!
As someone who identifies a large part of myself with The Velvet Rope album, and attributes two of the best nights of my life, the two I saw Janet live on The Velvet Rope Tour, as... Read more
Published 17 months ago by B. Matthies
5.0 out of 5 stars As described - no problems
I have no complaints, the dvd was as described & worked perfectly. Delivered early prior to projected arrival date. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Charlita E. Mcpheeters
1.0 out of 5 stars Low quality dvd
I know I am just writing this review now but the dvd I purchased was not in good quality. I am not sure it because the actual concert was 10 to 15 year old but I did not enjoy... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Charisse Chase
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Fan
of Janet's. Love the choreography and I have a slight crush on her main choreographer in this tour: Tina Landon.
Published 19 months ago by Tuxedo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Video.
I am a Janet Jackson fan. This video is entertaining. "Got Til It's Gone" is my favorite. She is real!
Published 20 months ago by DeeDee A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply outstanding
I originally watched this concert on HBO as a child and I was blown away with the entire production and Ms. Jackson's stamina. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Xavier
2.0 out of 5 stars WEAK, WEAK audio
Camera work and dance numbers were all great

BUT

Audio is terrible! Not sure which bonehead was in charge of mixing the DTS but there is no bass, no surround... Read more
Published 22 months ago by R. Ain
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