44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2011
If you didn't get to watched this on TV (or you did), you won't be disappointed in the DVD. It contains all three episodes which aired on the Hub. It consist of interviews with Taylor herself, along with all those who were involved in the Fearless Tour and shows snippets of performance taken from the tour. The documentary gives you an in depth report on Taylor's life from her as a child to going to Nashville when she was 11 onto signing her record deal with Scott Borchetta, president and owner of Big Machine Records, onward to even a small snippet about Speak Now. You also get a behind the scenes look at how Taylor designed for the tour as well as behind the scenes stuff you'd originally would've known had you gone to her shows. Including about the T-Party and Mamma Swift's Backstage tour. Thirteen performances are included on the DVD all thirteen are seen in snippets throughout the Journey to Fearless documentary.
This is just amazing and as a Taylor Swift fan I am proud to own this. It isn't a disappointment and it's worth your money so be sure to get your copy. Taylor is just amazing! 5 stars!
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2011
I've been waiting for this to be released for a year. Our family watched it the first time (October 2010) it was on the HUB and we DVRed it the second time (December 2010). Now I will be able to get it off the DVR and my daughter will be able to watch it whenever and wherever she wants especially in the car for trip. She is a hugh fan. I agree with the other review that asked when will Speak Now be available. That was my daughter's first concert and I'd love to get that for her too. Keep making wonderful music Taylor.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2011
This DVD was amazing! I can't wait to just flip it on and watch it again!
I don't even know where to start! When i was asked to give my thoughts on the DVD both positive, and any negative i was excited and ready to watch!
When the video first started, i thought oh, this might just be an E True Hollywood Story with basic facts about Taylor that i already know. But it wasn't even close!!! Its filled with information on Taylor i never even knew (and... not to brag but i know a lot haha)! All the questions that i ever had about Taylor, her songs, the true meaning behind them, the people who take part in her awesome performances, down to how she got to hand select all of her dancers and everything in between!!
I actually got to go to the Fearless Tour last summer and this DVD captures every little bit of the rush, emotions, feelings, music, and performances of that night. And now i can just turn on this DVD and experience all over again!
This DVD really helped me get to know Taylor. Sounds funny i know, but the things you learn in this DVD isn't just facts, its learning what kind of person she really is and how amazing she is. The thing about Taylor Swift is that she is one of us. She wasn't the noticed girl in high school, she was in love with boys who never noticed her, she had her heart broken and she came home and spent time with her family and wrote songs. This is the type of person that i want to be a fan of and whom i want to learn more about. Because she is imperfect, and she is REAL and thats what makes her such an inspiration. Just her music alone helped me through so much in my life which sounds like a clique but it really has, and i only hope more and more girls listen to her music and get inspired, so they make the right choices.
The only question i would have about this DVD, is.... WHEN DOES THE "SPEAK NOW" DVD COME OUT???
I am truly so thankful to get to watch and experience and review this DVD before its even out!! its such an honor and a blessing. This DVD is amazing and i love the idea and the knowledge that it brings.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2011
Taylor Swift was born to be an artist/songwriter/musician/singer. This is the cable tv special that was aired over 3 nights, which is why I can offer an opinion before it's release.
This is an excellent dvd. It's a documentary about Taylor's extraordinary musical journey from early home movies to the great live & backstage footage of her Fearless Tour. My highest recommendation for this dvd. This is the one to get. I've enjoyed it several times on a dvd-r that I burnt from the HUB cable channel, but I'm replacing it with this factory dvd which will not have the station logo in the right hand corner and will look even better than what I copied off cable. I can't say enough about how much fun this dvd is. Great sound and picture quality! No question--5 stars and worth every penny!!
I just noticed the listing that this is released by Shout Factory. I have bought cds and dvds released by Shout Factory and have always been impressed by the quality of their products. Another reason to buy Journey To Fearless!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2011
Taylor Swift is kind, talented, hard-working, and definitely knows how to put on a good show...and this DVD shows all of those things! This DVD isn't just a concert; it shows her entire journey from birth to her sold-out Fearless tour. It shows all the tough things she's been through, as well as some of the best moments of her life. This girl is truly something special, and I didn't realize that before this DVD. I actually really disliked her (for no reason) before watching this when it premiered on TV, but watching it completely changed my opinion of her! Now just a little over year later, I've already seen her in concert, memorized all her songs, and learned everything there is to know about her:)She's a great role model, and this DVD proves that over and over again! This DVD is a great addition to any Taylor Swift fan's collection of Taylor merchandise; you can't go wrong with this purchase!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2011
I was lucky enough to have gone to Taylor's Fearless tour over a year ago, this DVD captures all of the best aspects! My seats there were nothing compaired to how up and personal you get in this DVD...it's like I was in the front row! It allows me to relive that night whenever I want! This isn't any regular concert DVD, it also shows behind the scenes clips from the tour and Taylor's personal life. You get to see how truly AMAZING Taylor is, both as an artist and a person. Taylor fans are going to love all two and a half hours of this!
The DVD is divided into 3 different parts, but you can also easily flip to your favorite songs in the main menu (which I love because I can watch my favorites over and over again!). I recently went to see Taylor's Speak Now tour as well...fingers crossed that The Shout! Factory will make a concert DVD of that tour as well (they were gracious enough to have given me an advanced copy of this DVD), because the cinematography of this DVD was perfect! Five stars for this DVD, highly recommended by the biggest Taylor fan!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2012
This is the best movie I have ever seen! It shows a mix of Taylor singing, home videos, and interviews. I am an enormous Taylor Swift fan and I fully intend to watch this many more times. This movie is great for any age, 6 to 66, and you can watch it as a family or alone. I would recommend this movie to anyone who will listen long enough.
THIS IS AN AMAZING MOVIE FOR TAYLOR SWIFT FANS!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2011
Having been to two of her Fearless Tour concerts (Phx, AZ and Los Angeles), I must say that this video really captures the atmosphere and experience of being at her concert. This movie also does a great job of showing what went into bringing this tour to life, and all the preparation that went into it.
All in all, this is a spectacular film that absolutely captures the experience of being at one of her concerts.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
I bought this DVD because I admire the perseverance and inspirational performance of Taylor Swift. I'm not part of the typical demographic of fans, but I am moved by performers, business people and leaders who reach the top of their profession by unswerving perseverance and confidence in their abilities and genuiness in arriving at the top. The movie shows Taylor as she takes every opportunity as a young child to sing and play guitar. We see many home movies, back stage videos and personal comments that allow the viewer to see she appears to be down-to-earth and thankful for her talents and good fortune. The background of being on the cusp of being discovered after moving to Nashville and walking away from a large recording company to record her own songs with a new and developing recording company was a calculated risk that paid off extremely well for her. There are many performances of her singing, but it isn't a concert video...it is defninitely more of her "journey" towards stardom and her appreciation of the fans who love and appreciate her. Recommend for any Taylor Swift fan or for someone who wants to see personal clips of her journey towards the top of her profession!
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2011
the blu-ray version is a best buy exclusive, get it there while you still can instead of buying it here, it's much cheaper
although if you're willing to wait, i think amazon will start offering the blu-ray version in january for a more reasonable price than the third party sellers