Blue Man dvd audio ROCKS!!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Troy TN, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. Troy TN

    Troy TN Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2000
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Run....don't walk and get this dvd audio release. Its has a 5.1 DTS surround sound track on it so it plays on all dvd players with a dts output. I do not have dvd audio yet and for $15 at www.amazon.com its the most amazing surround sound experiance I have yet heard in surround sound music.
    Why doesn't DTS have this title listed as having a DTS track on their website.
    Get it and be prepared to be blown away. Watch those subwoofer levels, this disc has some serious bass in it....
    ------------------
     
  2. Jay W

    Jay W Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1999
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for reminding me, I have been meaning to pick this up. I listened to bits and pieces on mp3 and even there they sounded pretty amazing.
     
  3. Ted Kontos

    Ted Kontos Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 1999
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    With the still video images that display as you're listening, it's probably as close to the Blue Man live experience we'll ever get at home. The interview with the BMG creators is hilarious, as well!
    ------------------
    --------
    Ted K.
    "Wait here. Be right back"
    -Godot
     
  4. Jay Mitchosky

    Jay Mitchosky Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 1998
    Messages:
    3,740
    Likes Received:
    0
    I saw them live in Vegas. Tempted to pick up this disc, although I'm not sure whether or not the music will hold up for me without the visuals.
    ------------------
    --Jay
    "No one can hear when you're screaming in digital."
    My Home Theatre Pictures...
    "You're no messiah. You're, you're a movie of the week. You're a ... t-shirt, at best."
     
  5. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2000
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jay, go get it [​IMG]
    I saw them in Vegas last month, and to prepare I bought the disc in advance. The DTS track is unbelievably good. Even with my fairly basic system (JBL NSP1, Sony SA-WM40) I can turn it up loud enough to sound almost as loud and bassy as the live show.
    ------------------
    Dave Smith
    http://home.austin.rr.com/beowulf99
     
  6. Bill Eberhardt

    Bill Eberhardt Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    I bought this one yesterday and it is indeed awesome. They are an amazing group. Almost makes me want to head out to the hardware store for some pvc tubing.
    I hope they come out with a video soon or else I will be forced to go see their live show. I've never said that about any other performers.
     
  7. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 1997
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could you be a little more specific about the audio format? I'm a little confused. Is it DVD-A, DTS, or what? Does it have a DD track? My DVD player is a first generation Sony DVP-S3000 and doesn't output DTS so all I can listen to for now is DD.
    Thanks.
    ------------------
    Bill [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Henry Carmona

    Henry Carmona Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2000
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Real Name:
    Henry Carmona
    I love it!!
    If you have DTS-ES, Youll love Sheryl Crowe's
    "Globe Sessions" also!
    ------------------
    [​IMG] "Charlie don't surf."
     
  9. Stephen_Opipari

    Stephen_Opipari Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Stephen
    Bill,
    The Blue Man Group DVD-A also has a DTS and a DD 5.1 track. I bought the disk when I only had DD 5.1 and ended up purchasing a DVD-A player only a week later.
    Great Stuff!
     
  10. Jeff Brooks

    Jeff Brooks Second Unit
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2000
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Sugar Hill GA USA
    Real Name:
    Jeff Brooks
    It's DVD-Audio on one side and DVD-Video on the other.
    I'd like to see a DVD of their live show; but, this is all we have, for now.
     
  11. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 1997
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Stephen - Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be adding this to my "most wanted" list.
    ------------------
    Bill [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tom Boucher

    Tom Boucher Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 1999
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have the CD, I have the DVD, and I saw them in Vegas back in March.
    I highly recommend all three.
    The DVD is two sided, one sided has DD/DTS sound with a few images popping up while you listen.
    The other side has a few shorts, including one from the show (not the blue men, a videon on the discussion of plumbing)
    It's a great disc. Well worth it.
    Tom
    ------------------
    My DVD Collection
     
  13. Chris Rock

    Chris Rock Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2001
    Messages:
    716
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, this disc does rock in DVD-A.
    Anyone with a newer JVC DVD-A player have this disc lock up on them (on the DVD-Video side)? Mine does.
    Fortunately, I can still play the DVD-A side just fine. And if I really want to play the other side, I can pop it in my PS2.
    ------------------
    "You advance yourself only by my good graces."
     
  14. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    17,369
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    Couple of questions:
    - Is the DVD the same was the CD (except for mix)?
    - Do I need any special hardware to play DVD-A (besides my receiver and DVD player)?
    Thanks
    And I saw them in Boston a couple of years ago. [​IMG] I'd love to see them again.
     
  15. Chris Rock

    Chris Rock Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2001
    Messages:
    716
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know about the CD, but to hear it in it's best form, DVD-Audio, you need a DVD-Audio player and a receiver that has 5.1ch inputs.
    If you only have a regular DVD player, you can hear an excellent DD and DTS mix of the CD.
    ------------------
    "You advance yourself only by my good graces."
     
  16. SpenceJT

    SpenceJT Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2000
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Real Name:
    Jeff Spencer
    I can second the recommendation for purchasing BMG's DVD! I'd also seen them perform in Vegas last March. Just purchased tickets to catch their show in Chicago for Nov. 10 with seats in the PONCHO SECTION!!! [​IMG]
    As for how the DVD compares to the CD? I've got both of them. The DVD has an entirely encompassing mix, along with a slideshow containing stills of their performances. The DVD also contains an interview with the creator/s of BMG where they speak about how they've been able to create interesting instruments to bring forth the Blue Man (all the while Blue Men play with paint on the window behind the interview taking place). The DVD also contains bonus audio tracks such as audio commercials, as well as the aforementioned "plumbing video".
    I can't recommend this one enough!
    Spence
    ------------------
    SpenceJT
    www.spenceplace.com
    "...now what's all this crud about no movie tonight!"
    - Thank you Mr. Lemmon
     

Share This Page