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High School Musical 2 Deluxe Dance Edition (2008)

Zac Efron , Vanessa Anne Hudgens , Kenny Ortega  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel
  • Directors: Kenny Ortega
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BKZDB4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,028 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "High School Musical 2 Deluxe Dance Edition" on IMDb

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 Sneak Peek

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Yes, it's a re-release, but the Deluxe Dance Edition of High School Musical 2 actually has quite a lot of new stuff on it. Disc 1 appears to be the same as the original DVD--same bloopers, same "Humu" scene, same four music videos--then the second disc piles on all-new features, including 19(!) music videos, plus another video for "All for One." Two dance-along featurettes show you the moves for "What Time Is It" and "All for One," in walkthrough, full-speed, and half-speed modes, and even a forward-facing view (the lack of which was a flaw of the High School Musical Remix Edition). There are also a three-minute sneak peek at High School Musical 3: Senior Year, four deleted scenes (about four minutes total), and "High School Confidential," a series of eight three-minute featurettes looking at certain scenes and actors (including Miley Cyrus). Three other featurettes look at the Utah location shooting, the kitchen number, and the cast revealing their favorite movies, actors, etc. But Disney could have made this edition really different by having the movie in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio as it did for the Blu-ray release, rather than the same 1.33:1 as the original DVD. --David Horiuchi

Product Description

The phenomenal Disney Channel Original Movie is bigger and better than ever with awesome exclusive bonus features that will get you up out of your seat! Think you have the moves to groove with the East High Wildcats? Let the stars show you what they've got in an interactive dance-along that lets you control the action, and relive your favorite parts of the movie with an incredible virtual scrapbook! It's the movie you love and so much more! High School Musical 2: Deluxe Dance Edition brings you inside the world of the Wildcats with "Bigger, Better, Best" bonus features including deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes special and a first look at the highly anticipated big-screen bash High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good music, fair film August 23, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This sequel to High School Musical features the same stars as the first film and nearly the same plot. Once again, high school hunk Troy (Zac Efron) ponders whether he should stick to the stuff he knows (in this case, the sweet Gabriella), the conniving Sharpay wants him there beside her, and eventually everyone learns that they're all in this together. OK, that wasn't fair. That's also the plot of "Grease," and for that matter, nearly every other teen musical.

In this case, though, I couldn't help feeling let down. Unlike the original (High School Musical (Encore Edition)), this film breathes not a breath of fresh air. It is, in essence, just a clone of its mama. If you loved the first film you'd like this one -- it has the same feel-good bounce -- but I bet you won't be watching it as often.

So why four stars? The music. It's better! "You Are The Music In Me" is a sincere, catchy duet by Gabriella and Troy (Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron) that uses a gospel chorus to rise above nearly everything ever cranked out by today's dime-a-dozen pop tarts. "Everyday" (also Gabriella and Troy) is in the same vein, a Britney-esque bouncer with a finale that seems literally straight out of a black church. "I Don't Dance" boogies along like an old big-band number, while the staccato boy-band rocker "Bet On It" (Troy) recalls the best of Michael Jackson. Finally, "All for One" is a hand-clapping shout-out that hints, a little, at Sheryl Crow's "Soak in the Sun." The soundtrack is available here: High School Musical 2.

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HSM2: Deluxe Dance Edition--Truly Deluxe! September 11, 2008
By Dave
Format:DVD
I was amazed by the amount of extras on this 2-Disc DVD set. What a fantastic set--with over 5 hours of bonus material. The story is typically light-hearted fun as you would expect from this franchise. It's the last day of school, and all your favorite East High Wildcats are counting down the seconds for the final bell that tells them it's finally summer! The rousing opening song is "What Time Is It?" and gets the movie off to a high energy start. Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), and the gang must get summer jobs; meanwhile, Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) wants to get Troy a job at her country club, Lava Springs, so that he can sing with her at the talent show and become her new boyfriend. Unbeknownst to her, the club's manager, Mr. Fulton (Mark L. Taylor), has to hire the entire gang to get Troy...including Troy's girlfriend Gabriella. Sharpay does everything she can to break the two up, including setting Zac up with a sweet college scholarship. Can Zac resist?

Visually, this movie is a technicolor feast that harks back to the Esther Williams/Busby Berkeley musicals of MGM. One of the most spectacular numbers if "Fabulous," sung by Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) as she lets everyone at the pool know that she has impossibly high standards. Her brother, played by Lucas Grabeel, is dolled up like Elton John and plays a pink piano in the shallow end of the pool while wearing a white tux with hot pink lapels. Definitely classic!

Spec-wise, the DVD audio is a speaker blowing Dolby Digital 5.1 mix and the video is full-frame. Sure, for those with 16x9 or widescreen TVs it's a disappointment.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What else can be said, the kids love it.. September 26, 2007
By Cjg
Format:DVD
I have two daughters (5 & 7) and they love the movie, love the characters and can't stop watching both HSM 1 and 2. For very conservative parents (I kind of consider myself on the conservative side), this isn't all that bad. They do kiss in this one, at the end. Other than that, I can't say there is anything else in the movie that requires explanation to the kids (not that I needed to say anything about "the kiss"). It is actually good, clean fun, unlike many of the other videos that come out nowadays..
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34 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and in many ways better than the First September 3, 2007
Format:DVD
I really don't understand the negative reviews for this movie as I found it to be really great. As usual, one wonders if they saw the same film. This movie was made to appeal to pre-teen and teen viewers and it's been a hit with them this summer. I'm not a teen, but I've always loved teen movies and I found it terrific. I've had lots of kids say positive things to me about this movie and so I know it was well received. I'm just so glad that musicals are popular again as I've always liked that genre. Music has a way of touching people in ways that a regular film just can't. Yes, this film has been marketed, but I have to say that to market successfully you have to have a good product (which this is).

Ok, we all knew that the movie producers would have a really hard time matching the success of the first movie which was a real classic. This movie came so close to being even better than the first. I think what did this was the outstanding music, vocal performances of Zac & Vanessa, and choreography. Also, the "romantic quotient" is quite high and there are plenty of romantic scenes for those of us who like those kind of movies. Zac and Vanessa have a lot of onscreen chemistry & their real love for each other really shines through on film. I can see that there are a few scenes that are going to get 'stuck' in my dvd player! :) Also, the message is very good about staying true to yourself and making the most of opportunities while you are young. If you go off the track, it means nothing and you can lose sight of what's really important and become someone you don't want to be. There are more positive messages as well, and I think that's one of the things that is so great about these movies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely a great movie! I loved it! The characters were awesome!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great my daughter loved it
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Published 1 month ago by matthew blake
4.0 out of 5 stars Next in line
I think the grandkids will like finding out what happens to this group during summer vacation. It has a good storyline and good music.
Published 2 months ago by Grandma A
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
This was the best Disney movie ever and great for kids to enjoyed if anyone like sing and listen to music! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tuan Nguye
4.0 out of 5 stars Disney does it again
Entertaining movie for our 7 and 10 year old. We watched i with them and enjoyed the performing sequences. Clever and funny.
Published 4 months ago by Kipp Leyser
5.0 out of 5 stars Daugher loves it
Another great Disney movie, great music, actors, funny and entertaining, she has all of the Disney High School Musicals including the concert.
Published 5 months ago by Sylvia Squibb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Musical for Kids
I bought this for the kids at my previous employer and it came in handy when we had all days or snow days.
Published 5 months ago by Jered
2.0 out of 5 stars Its good
Its good but it has some pros and cons on the down load. First it didnt work second it need inturnet. Third it was a slow download
Published 5 months ago by Daniel
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Will this be worth buying?
I also have the 1 disc version and probably won't UPGRADE cuz it isn't even really 2-discs of bonus, they can fit on one and I think they do this so it looks special.

NEW extras include:

-Deleted Scenes
-First look at HSM3
-behind-the-scenes special

So far that is all that is anounced there...
Aug 3, 2008 by LBV3 |  See all 2 posts
Extended Ending?
Nothing about the film itself has been changed. I watched the new bonus features and I don't distinctly remember Monique jumping in, but in one of the featurettes, the showed a lot of the cast filming their jump into the pool, including Miley Cyrus. I bet that it was something that was filmed,... Read More
Sep 24, 2008 by Alex |  See all 2 posts
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