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2.0 out of 5 stars Less is more, 20 Sep 2013
This review is from: Mdna World Tour [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Madonna herself has acknowledged that there is a problem with the disc and it's being looked into so i'll just review the concert itself that i bought in HD on iTunes. The grain, digital artifacts and occasional blurred shots are also on the iTunes version and so i'm guessing it was either intentional or the raw footage they had to work with wasn't great. I personally don't think it works but 'i see what you tried to do there' :)

Her voice is overly processed especially at the beginning of the show and it doesn't feel live at all. I'm guessing the audio was recorded in a studio and they attempted to make it sound live - i don't know what they did but that was surely not her voice on the night! She sounds completely different on amateur YouTube videos (and better imo).

But the thing that i find most offputting is the crazy editing! It's headache inducing, you never get to see a still shot of her for more than a few seconds and i'm guessing that this (combined with the over the top airbrushing of her face) was done as a vanity thing. I understand she spent 6 months personally on the producing and it's like she doesn't want us to focus on her face for too long. In Vogue she looks like a hologram.

It's a shame because the show itself was great and there are a load of YouTube videos that caputured the magic of it far better than this official release both visually and sound wise. The opening of the show and Girl Gone Wild look much better on YouTube as you can see the incredible screens more which were a huge part of that part of the performance.

Like A Virgin and Love Spent are awesome and i really like the cheerleading section. The rest i find uncomfortable to watch because of the bonkers editing. A shame. This show deserved a much better release than this.
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Initial post: 24 Sep 2013 14:39:52 BDT
Herson C. says:
I totally agree! As I said in a review published here: Unnecessary image filters, excess brightness and a paraphernalia of unreal colors like instagram , transformed Madonna in a hologram! Distant captures all the time! Makes impossible to see your face and expressions.
The psychedelic takes... Changes abruptly! ALL THIS CONCERT WAS MASKED WITH TECHNOLOGY AND SOME BAD TASTE. Madonna like a cartoon. All unreal!
LAMENTABLE!

Posted on 13 May 2014 20:39:45 BDT
Reese Bel says:
Brilliant review thanks

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 05:37:48 BDT
Before a DVD is launched it is examined and undergoes a high level of acceptance criteria.The poor quality and sound was deliberate.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2014 11:04:20 BDT
AndyM says:
Madonna didn't seem to think so. The American version was recalled and replaced with a fixed version.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2014 14:39:55 BDT
Which is the best version to buy?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2014 13:54:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jun 2014 13:58:05 BDT
Believe what you like. All DVDs and books are proof read before release. It was deliberate. Its all about marketing and not giving too much away and sales have increased because people are saying its not to standard. These days money is made from selling concert tickets rather than CDs and DVDs.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2014 15:31:19 BDT
Which do you own? I'm in two minds about which to buy. The DVD or the Blu Ray?
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