Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) - Deluxe Extended Movie [Blu-ray]

Genre(s): Music
Disney || G - 76 minutes - $44.99 || June 30, 2009
Reviewer: Brad Lowenberg || Posted On: 2009-06-26


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

B L U - R A Y
.:: EXCLUSIVES ::.

Blu-ray Exclusives

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: Bruce Hendricks
Writer(s): NA
Cast: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas


Theatrical Release Date: February 27, 2009


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • Featurette
  • Additional Songs
  • DVD Copy
  • Digital Copy


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Widescreen (1.78)
  • English (DTS-HD MA 7.1)
  • Subtitles: NA

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.::THE FILM::.

Well, it was only a matter of time before Disney decided to pimp out their next "Hannah Montana" wannabes, The Jonas Brothers. With the success of last year’s Hannah 3D Concert it seems Disney was really banking for the Jonas Bros. to light the box office on fire. That did not happen. Instead, it fizzled out of Theaters and now I get the joy of watching the concert at home.

I'm not really sure there is even a plot to this 'film'. It’s more or less just consists of the Jonas Brothers performing to a live audience over the course of three nights and including the best of those performances here. Are they better than Miley Cyrus? Yes. Do I think kids will even care about them in two years? No. They are a fad and I can only hope they don't take the limelight to their head and focus on going to College because they will be going nowhere soon enough. Why does this film portray them in some Beatles-like fantasy? Do kids even know who The Beatles are and does Disney seem to think they struck gold here? Does anyone remember how big The New Kids on the Block were and how well all of their careers went?

The movie bombing in Theaters is bad enough, but with their recent TV Series also bombing (which now got shuffled to a new night) I hope they take stock of their lives and don't focus 100% on Disney. Luckily Hillary Duff was smart enough to break out of that mold (rejecting offers for another season of “Lizzie McGuire” and/or a spin-off series) and she has more recently been focusing on TV Shows.

More or less my review is just rambling on a bit about how The Jonas Brothers are not that great... but in reality, the same can be said for this film. Its just a concert with backstage footage randomly inserted in showing off how suave and awesome the Joe Bros are. Kids who enjoy their music will love this film and adults will suffer through it.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

This release includes an embossed Slip Cover.

Exclusive to this Blu-ray release is the 3D Version of the Concert which includes 4 pairs of 3D Glasses. If you've seen last year’s Hannah Montana Blu-ray release you know exactly what to expect (though this does look marginally better).

Up Close and Personal (15 Minutes) - Not really a making of... but more or less this is just additional footage of the boys going from place to place. Not all that interesting.

Also included are Two Additional Songs (8 Minutes), a DVD Copy of the film (in 2D) and a Digital Copy. With the $5 price increase I'm a bit bothered this lacks any real extras.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert in presented in 1.78:1 (MPEG4) on a 50GB Disc. The 2D version is very sharp while the 3D version is tough watch. Since I'm not a fan of 3D Films I only sampled roughly 10 minutes of it and I would stay stick to the 2D Version. The constant movement around the stage made me incredibly dizzy and I can't imagine kids would want to wear those silly cardboard glasses on their faces for 90 minutes.

Disney has included a 7.1 DTS MA Track for this release. Well, audio is pretty damn fantastic. Vocals were strong and the sub was working really hard to pump the awesomeness of Jonas Bros through my living room.



.::OVERALL::.

Let’s face it - you're going to be buying this for your kids and not yourself (I'd hope not). So with that said this is likely a title kids will enjoy over and over if they are fans of the Jonas Bros and while the extras are limited, the added appeal of 3D may keep this in your Blu-ray player on an endless loop.