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"Celine Dion: Live in Las Vegas" (Blu-ray)

movie-celine-dion.jpgSynopsis

Celine Dion presented her show in Las Vegas more than 700 times over a 5 year period.

These discs (two) document not only the show itself (which is now closed), but all the background activities of the show that were involved in producing it.

The music is spectacular, and the discs are a tribute not only to Dion, but the huge number of people that worked with her.

 

 

 

Specifications

  • Dragone; Productions J
    2007, Color, Unrated, 5 Hr 7 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Unspecified
  • English DD 5.1, Dolby TrueHD 5.1, PCM Stereo 24/96
  • Directed by Jean Lamoureux
  • Starring Celine Dion
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Frontal No
  • Language: No

Commentary

Although Celine Dion is an incredible singer, I was surprised at how little stage presence she has in this show. The dancers were very fresh and enthusiastic, but she seemed bored. I suppose after 700 concerts, anyone would be tired of doing the same thing.

Technical

This is a good disc to demonstrate black levels, because most of the time, the stage is very dark. Even the behind the scenese material is often very dark. However, everything is rendered in excellent detail because Dion and the dancers have spotlights on them.

Extras

The concert itself is a bit more than an hour and a half, but the extras contain several hours of excellent and very interesting material, perhaps even more entertaining than the music. It is obvious that an enormous amount of work goes into a Las Vegas show, and it is hectic, with timing in costume changes down to the second.