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Steve Vai: Where the Wild Things Are [Blu-ray]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Steve Vai
  • Directors: Steve Vai
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (PCM Stereo), Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Favored Nations
  • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2009
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JODV3S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,809 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part of Vai's successful Sound Theories world tour. Vai chose the State Theater to film because of its large, lush acoustics and the historical theatre's gorgeous interior. The 2 hour and 40 minute set contains several new tracks and re-orchestrated pieces culled from his rich catalog. His guitar-wielding extravaganza in The Murder is an artistic performance piece that must be seen to be believed.

Customer Reviews

Oh well, it still looks and sounds fantastic!
Dominick M. Letourneau
Great overall production, overflowing with talent.
M. Kellar
Both the sound and the video are amazing quality.
Funky G Mac Man

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sky TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 12, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
What an incredible performance Steve Vai lays down on Where the Wild Things Are. 2 hours and 40 minutes worth of incredibleness!!!! And wait a minute....a rock concert with violins??? Let's just put it this way: you will think about violinists in a whole new (heavy metal???) light after you watch violinists Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun shred their violins on the second song of the DVD. Vai and the rest of his band (including bassist Bryan Beller, drummer Jeremy Colson & guitarist Dave Weiner) put on an energy filled show in Minneapolis throughout the 27 songs on the DVD (well, 26 really, plus a band intro track).

So why 4 instead of 5 stars? A memo really needs to go out to all bands and music DVD producers that says at minimum: "1) Music DVD's should be produced to the highest standards. 2) The musical performances within should represent the talent that made the studio recorded CDs sell. 3) Theatrics are very cool too, as long as you can pull them off without deterioration in the quality of the music." Vai (he produced the DVD too) gets high marks on all 3 aspects with a few unfortunate, stand-out flaws.

Let's break it down then for Where the Wild Things Are:

1 - "Music DVD's should be produced to the highest standards." - It's here and only here that Where the Wild Things Are has its flaws. The main issue is with the picture quality. It was recorded in 720p, but it doesn't look like it. There seems to be some kind of lens filter that really took away from the effect of feeling like I was in the front row of the concert versus watching it on TV. I've watched A LOT of music DVDs, most recently
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By b wilson on January 3, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Just note....... is a Blu-ray....sort of , but ONLY 720p ,ONLY Dolby Digital(no DTS Master HD audio or the like) and no usual Blu-ray functions ( such as pop up menus over playing video). If you already have the dvd and have gear that 'upscales', DON'T bother buying this version. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KB from Illinois on November 14, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I can't say I am a Steve Vai follower, but do know he is one the great guitar players alive today. I saw this concert distributed on BluRay and went for it. The video looks great. I was disappointed that they did not release it in one of the BluRay lossless audio formats (e.g., DTS-HD MA). The audio is still the DD-5.1, as distributed on the DVD version. Nontheless, it still is a good sounding audio track.

I like Steve Vai's sense of humour. He seems like a really decent guy. And he truly appears to appreciate his audience. He knows he is good, and his 'posing' at times can be annoying. But heck, he has paid his dues. He can do want he wants. Besides, it's his show.

Overall, this is a great concert for musicians in the audience, especially the guitar players. I like it and recommend to others. What I liked the least is that I did find the music somewhat repetitious after awhile. There is a lot of speed licks, heavy whammy bar, and screaming feedback. Its exciting, but can grow a bit old. But Steve is one of the masters at this, and this concert is recorded and produced really well. As an extra treat, check out the bonus section where he sells his custom distortion pedal. It is really well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Beelman on December 30, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I have been a huge Steve Vai fan since the moment I saw Yankee Rose video in 7th grade... I was like "WHO IS DAT!!!" and went looking for him, bought the album, then the rest is history, tracking down Flexable on vinyl, going to shows, worshiping his amazing technique and style... but this blu ray is the best concert dvd I own. Its crystal clear, sound is superb, you can hear the slightest fuzz from his pickups that the noise gate couldnt supress, clear as a bell, and what an amazing band playing with Steve,,, he always keeps on the cutting edge - inventing new sounds never heard, tried or even dreamed up...this is a must buy, a must own for any music lover.... (who else believes Steve is banging the violinist?!! And bejeebus, they GUSH about eachother in the interview tracks...!! anywhoo...) I have seen this DVD over 4 times already and I have had it since Christmas only...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dann L. McKee on June 10, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Not for the faint of heart or aurally unqualified! That being said, Vai and company really hit a home run with the bases loaded on this one. It is my understanding that he won a grammy for one of the numbers performed (Now We Run?). Bottom line; he certainly deserves a grammy for this performance; it gives new meaning to the phrase "shock and awe"! Heck get the CD soundtrack as well as the video; it's worth it. We're talkin' Mahavishnu Orchestra on steroids! It's awesome! Do it again Stevie! Do it again!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chris T. Whitney on January 21, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is one of those Blu ray disc that was great visually but was lacking in audio. The concert was fantastic but I was disappointed when I found the blu ray didn't have HD sound. As a matter of fact, the dolby sound is of poor quality.I have to listen to this concert in stereo 2.0. I should have bought the regular dvd version if i wasn't getting HD sound! Isn't that part of hd that were paying for?? I've purchased many other blu ray concerts and this was the first I've come across that wasn't in either Dolby HD or DTS HD. Save your money and buy the regular dvd!!
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