Celine Dion: Live in Las Vegas - A New Day [Blu-ray] 2 BD Discs 2008 DTS-HD Master Audio


If you were one of the handful of folks who missed Céline Dion's mega-run in Las Vegas, fear not: Céline Dion: A New Day is a riveting, sumptuous front-row seat to the whole extravagant experience. As concert Blu-ray's go, this is a show of a lifetime, nearly six hours featuring not only no-expenses-spared production values and every song from Dion's famed show, but priceless extras as well. Rovi Rating:

Blu-ray Disc Trackslisting:

  1. A New Day Has Come
  2. The Power Of Love
  3. It's All Coming Back To Me Now
  4. Because You Loved Me
  5. To Love You More
  6. I'm Alive
  7. I Drove All Night
  8. Seduces Me
  9. If I Could
  10. Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore
  11. I Surrender
  12. Ammore Annascunnuto
  13. All The Way
  14. I've Got The World On A String
  15. I Wish
  16. Love Can Move Mountains
  17. River Deep, Mountain High
  18. My Heart Will Go On

Dion's substantial voice is in fine form, and sparkles on signature tunes like "A New Day Has Come," "The Power of Love," and of course the theme from Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On" (and Dion-watchers will note that she's thankfully dialed back the breast-beating that used to accompany this song). 

But as impressive as the performances are--and they include the talented gymnasts, dancers, and backup singers who work as a Cirque du Soleil-style ensemble--the set's most memorable moments are found in the personal footage and extras. Dion comes across as truly humble and approachable, with a wicked sense of humor and real compassion for her hard-working staff and her fans. There are sweet, intimate moments of Dion with her husband and son, as well as telling scenes that show her true resourcefulness (girlfriend does her own makeup!). The many docs include one on the building of her special theater and the building of the show from the ground up. "If you're going to gamble," says Dion's manager and husband, René Angélil, "Vegas is the place to do it." Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. 

Product Description

An unprecedented 5 year run! More than 700 sold out shows! 3 million spectators! Everything about the record -breaking show that changed the history of entertainment scene in Las Vegas! 

This 2 set Blu-ray Disc includes Celine Dion's show in the colosseum at Caesars Palace and three exclusive documentaries: Travel to Las Vegas with the fans- join Celine at home, in her car, in her dressing room and even backstage - find out all the secrets of "A New Day"

More Than 5 hours of Never Before Seen Footage

Sony Music's 1080i/VC-1 16 x9 Widescreen transfer does a fine job capturing the vibrancy, depth, and motion of Dion's shockingly elaborate stage show. The palette isn't just vivid, it's commanding, flooding the screen with golden hues, haughty reds, and stunning blues. Likewise, blacks are absorbing and delineation is revealing, making it easy to ignore the minor crushing and source noise that besets the wide-eyed crowd throughout the performance. Detail is quite impressive as well, rendering the most distant background dancer with the same care as the sequins on Dion's silver dress. More importantly, the complexity of the costumes and set design is on full display -- a dark jacket is brimming with minuscule stitches and lacy delicacies, the sets are bombarded with small slivers of light and shadow, and the dancers' costumes are covered in tiny touches that bless each one with personality. It helps that the image is so proficient. While faint artifacting and banding appear on occasion, they rarely linger long enough to become a distraction. For the most part, such digital nonsense is nowhere to be found. All things considered, A New Day looks fantastic and should easily please Dion fans and videophiles alike.

Sony Music presents A New Day with an enveloping Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track and an engrossing uncompressed PCM stereo mix, both of which, quite simply, match Dion's every note with flawless technical pomp and precision. While I prefer the lossless 5.1 track -- the sheer immersiveness of its soundfield is so breathtaking (with all its 24-bit/96kHz pizazz) that I had a hard time sticking with its two-channel counterpart -- each one delivers the sort of experience that will send audiophiles into convulsions of joy. Treble tones are exceedingly clean and stable, low-end output took my floor to task with earthy bass pulses and stunning heft, and Dion's voice never falters. Moreover, fidelity and dynamics are exquisite, granting each track a level of clarity and presence I associate with top-tier sonics. Whether you're fond of the overactive stage show or holding a washcloth on your forehead to prevent a headache, it's impossible to deny A New Day's technical supremacy. Even though it was released in early 2008, few concert releases have matched its pitch-perfect audio presentation

Video

Video codec: VC-1

Video resolution: 1080i

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio

English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1

English: LPCM 2.0

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1

English: LPCM 2.0

English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (less) 

Subtitles 

English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Thai 

English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Thai (less) 

Discs

50GB Blu-ray Disc

Two-disc set (2 BDs)

Playback

Region free 

Disc 1

The Concert (93 minutes)

Because You Loved Me - A Tribute to The Fans (41 minutes)

Disc 2

A New Day: All Access (120 minutes)

A New Day: The Secrets (53 minutes) 

Video/Audio:

Mastered in High Definition

PCM (uncompressed) Stereo (48kHz/24bit)

Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround Sound (96 kHz/24bit)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (448kbps) 

Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1) 

Region: All Regions 

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 

Number of discs: 2 

Rated: NR (Not Rated) 

Studio: Sony 

DVD Release Date: February 5, 2008 

Run Time: 134 minutes plus

UPC:

Live Concerts: LC025

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