5.0 out of 5 stars Covert and overt talking by Bono
Bono sang my favourite song, " Until The End Of The World " so naturally I am happy with the dvd. Bono mentioned his band, such as bass guitarist, Adam Clayton, being like dead actor Clark Gable in the movie " Gone With The Wind ". Drummer Larry Mullen moved to Ireland in 1955 to start U2. Guitarist " The Edge " is described as like the character from Vulcan, the honest...
Published 8 months ago by Rodney Newton
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing On Many Levels
This review is for the Blu-Ray edition. I really think a high school team could have done a better job with this footage, I know I could have. Lets start with the gripes 1/ Doesn't auto-start in my Blu-Ray nor did any button on my universal remote start it. The Blu-Ray remote had a 'disk menu' button that I found worked to start it. Only disc I've had to do this with. 2/...
Published 4 months ago by ClwydJ
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing On Many Levels,
The good news is this was one heck of a show. Great band, awesome staging, & huge crowd made me wish I had been there. Still worth buying, but U2 really have to look somewhere else for video production. Other concert video's I've watched don't usually leave me shaking my head & muttering about amateurs.
5.0 out of 5 stars Covert and overt talking by Bono,
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This review is from: U2: 360 Degrees At The Rose Bowl (DVD)Bono sang my favourite song, " Until The End Of The World " so naturally I am happy with the dvd. Bono mentioned his band, such as bass guitarist, Adam Clayton, being like dead actor Clark Gable in the movie " Gone With The Wind ". Drummer Larry Mullen moved to Ireland in 1955 to start U2. Guitarist " The Edge " is described as like the character from Vulcan, the honest Mr. Spock from the television show, Star Trek. Bono questions why Iranian women are oppressed, unlike women in the United States. Bono is interested in sinful, sometimes dead actors, like the former governor of California, however not Ronald Reagan. Bono was mentioning the deceased actor called Dennis Hopper. Dennis Hopper had played an evil cop, a corrupt kidnapper of an exotic dancer in one movie and in another movie the manager of the New York casino in Las Vegas. Bono loves to refer to evil, corrupt politicians but really nobody knows if Bono himself is aware of the covert or only overt reputation of individuals.
5.0 out of 5 stars U2 - What Can't they do?,
This review is from: U2: 360 Degrees At The Rose Bowl (DVD)As a life long U2 fan it would be easy to gush on about how musically talented or how Larry Mullen Jr is just such a family oriented manly man, but you can get that from the fan sites. What we have here is a very well produced, polished finished version of the current U2 world tour. I have the DVD not the blu ray, someone with more sophisticated ears than mine will have to tackle BRay. For the DVD, I was very happy with sound quality, picture, staging, and the mixture of views. Gush, gush, gush. U2 has TONS of money, and they spend a lot paying producers to create a very pleasing product. Well done.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Great Concert Hurt by Editing,
This review is from: U2: 360 - Live at the Rose Bowl [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)I saw U2 on the 360 tour both nights in Toronto and watched this show stream live on Youtube. This has been a great tour and it is unfortunately not well represented by this DVD/Blu Ray. The I held a viewing party with people who have been to U2 shows and watched previous concert videos and we all agreed that the fast cutting at points really took us out of the show and made us feel like we were watching a music video, not a live performance. We all wished we could have got a Blu Ray quality version of the original YouTube stream instead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars U2 Rocks,
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2.0 out of 5 stars How the mighty have fallen!,
This review is from: U2: 360 - Live at the Rose Bowl [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)I have liked U2 since high school and stayed a fan up until the last few years. This was the first tour they have had since before the mid 80's that I did not see. Mostly because I don't think the last two U2 records have been up to snuff. Up until now you might of not liked everything U2 put out but you could respect them for trying something new. But since the flop known as Pop U2 has just repeated itself. After seeing this Blu ray I am glad I didn't shell out the hundreds of dollars it now cost to see them live (these guys all came from working class backgrounds now you have to be a lawyer just to be able to afford and see their show). The set list is horrible, Bono's voice is done and everyone else looks like they are on auto pilot. Now before all you die hard U2 fans tair me a new one watch the Live In Sydney concert then this one and you tell me if I am wrong! I am not saying this band is done but they need a break. Creatively they have been running on empty for a while. Like I said, take a break. You know the saying "How can I miss you if you don't go away".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hard on the eyes,
This review is from: U2: 360 - Live at the Rose Bowl [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)The frenetic video editing and jiggly camera work are enough to give you a headache. Maybe this style works on a three-minute song video, but try sitting through two hours of this stuff. Not easy to watch! (We did it, but spread it out over three evenings to preserve our sanity.)
Another problem is the sheer magnitude of the production and the 360 setup of the stage. U2 is known for their emotional connection with their fans, but this seems to be lacking here. This is an over-the-top production, with Bono and Edge running around the enormous stage and cat-walks, but the fans seem distant.
Things improve, somewhat, about half-way through the show when there are more slow songs and older favourites. At least you don't need to close your eyes to take a break from all the mayhem and crazy video editing.
U2 "Go Home" from their 2001 show as Slane Castle in Ireland is much better in almost every respect, including (inexplicably) the sound quality. And the U2 IMAX-3D concert is an experience every U2 fan should have. But U2 360 is too much circus, too much of everything -- except emotion. U2 did it because they're the only band around these days that can afford to; maybe next time they'll go back to the basics -- because they can.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're a U2 fan you need this.,
This review is from: U2 360 at the Rose Bowl (DVD)I was at the show in Vancouver and remember it just being spectacular. This record is great too.
This is way better than the YouTube stream of the show .. better angle sand quality.
Only con is that the DVD doesn't have Breathe as the first song. They have Get on your Boots. You can hear Breathe (and Soon, the entrance music) as the graphic opening happens.
Other than that it's a great show on DVD!
4.0 out of 5 stars Gteat Concert/Great DVD,
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast shipping,
This review is from: U2: 360 - Live at the Rose Bowl [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Great product and very fast shipping I ordered it the 23 of december and received it a few days later before the new year.
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U2: 360 - Live at the Rose Bowl [Blu-ray] by Tom Krueger (Blu-ray - 2010)
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