on February 21, 2008
I was lucky enough to not only see "A New Day" from front row centre seats, but I also got to meet Celine before the performance and this DVD perfectly captures the excitement of that night. The show is amazing and it is so cool to be able to see behind the scenes. I am so glad that I can watch the show over and over again and relive all of the emotions I experienced. The extras are fantastic, especially the segments that show fans from all over the world traveling to Vegas...but the most entertaining, in my eyes, was getting to follow Celine from her home, to Caesars, watch her entire performance, and then ride back home. Anyone who has been to the show or is a fan should buy this DVD.
on February 21, 2009
If you like Celine Dion's music at all, this is a must have two DVD set. If you love her music, you'll end up buying 2 or 3 copies and sending them to your friends. And, if you are interested in an intimate and detailed look at what goes on backstage at a major Las Vegas production, this DVD offers a rare insider's view.
The concert is superbly filmed. For the most part, the camera provides a wide angle view of the stage, so you can look wherever you want. I am not a fan of extreme close-ups or rapid camera movement. When watching a concert DVD, I want a sense of what it was like to be at the concert. This DVD does exactly that. And the audio and is perfect.
As for extras, this is the best music DVD on the market. It sets a new standard for all DVDs. First of all, the two disc set is beautifully packaged. It comes with a 40 page glossy booklet full of photos and lyrics. The DVDs contain a tribute to the fans, an intimate look at what the artist does before and after the concert, discussions of the financial and technical challenges faced by the producers, and best of all, an uncensored behind the scenes view of the concert.
This behind the scenes view deserves special note because you can watch the entire concert from backstage--every single song. As you listen to the concert again, you see the dancers, costumers, musicians, technicians, and stage hands going about their work as the concert proceeds. You also spend time under the stage and high in the rigging.
Most people will buy the DVD for the music, but the choreography alone makes the DVD worthwhile. Thanks to shows like "So You Think You Can Dance," dance fans may already be familiar with the choreographer Mia Michaels. She directs 50 dancers in the New Day show and the choreography and the dancers are brilliant. Who knew that standing still, at just the right moment, could be so artistic, powerful, and dramatic?
If you are a musician or a dancer, or if you are at all interested in theatre and musical productions, you will enjoy the DVD. If you are a Celine Dion fan, you might as well order two copies because you will want to share one with a friend.
A great purchase and an incredible second disk. It follows Celine from home to right through the concert and back. It shows the backstage preparations, efficiency of the production, costume and set changes and an amazing well coordinated production staff. Celine is not just an incredible voice but an amazing entertainer and a compassionate and caring human being. Her being a Canadian exemplifies the traits that we are known by and we are so proud of this export of goodwill that it isn't really good enough to just say thank you Celine. You will be dazzled by the production and the show itself and please note the joy that is so apparent on the faces in the audience.
on April 10, 2014
My partner and I owned this a few years back and loved it. It is so nice to see Celine not only preforming but also getting to know her more as a person with all the behind the scene video. This really shows a person her ability to be human as well as her multitasking skills.
We thought we'd be nice and give it to a family member because we thought it was so wonderful, needless to say, we regretted giving our copy away so I HAD to purchase it again and this time we will be keeping it! : >)