Pink: Funhouse Tour -Live in Australia 2009 (Blu-ray) 2009 DTS-HD Master Audio


One thing that Pink has never been accused of is being repetitive or boring. Bringing her show straight from the stage and into your lounge room is the DVD of her latest tour which was filmed in Sydney on the 17th and 18th of July 2009. Rovi Rating:

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From the opening where you see Pink waking up on the couch after a big night, you know that you are going to be in for a visual feast and a truly theatrical performance. A pantomime starts the show by running around the stage exciting the crowd and turning a gear to lift our favorite performer out of a trap door.

The costume changes show more and more of Pink's athletically toned body and enough sequins that any drag queen would be jealous. From the flowing skirts through to the red leather pants, she looks quite at home in each outfit.

The best thing about the entire DVD is that she looks like she is having fun on stage. Some live shows, even some DVD releases of live shows, the artists look bored or like they're just going through the motions of their performance. Pink is vibrant in her performance and captures the viewers attention with effortless ease.

Watching her songs come alive is nothing short of phenomenal. From Ave Mary A with its powerful lyrics and rocking sounds, right through to the emotional vulnerability of Babe I'm Gonna Leave You and Family Portrait with their raw delivery. Pink is a dynamic powerhouse with each of her songs, throwing herself 100% into each and every number.

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 16x9 Widescreen, encoded with MPEG-AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Pink: Funhouse Tour, Live in Australia arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of LA Face/RCA/Sony Music Entertainment. 

This is strong high-definition transfer. Detail is outstanding, clarity excellent, and contrast levels pleasing. The close-ups are terrific. The panoramic shots from the venue are also outstanding. During specific songs, one could clearly see members of the audience singing with Pink or just having a good time.

There are three audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM 5.1, English LPCM 2.0 and English Dolby Digital 5.1. For the record, there are no optional subtitles for the supplemental features found on this disc. 

The audio treatment does not disappoint. The LPCM 5.1 track has a very strong dynamic amplitude - the bass is rich and punchy, the surround channels intelligently used, and high-frequencies not overdone. There is good balance between Pink's singing, the band and the backup singers. The piano/violin solo during "Family Portrait", for example, sounds terrific. The crowd noise is prominent but most definitely not overpowering.

The LPCM 2.0 lacks the dynamic intensity of the LPCM 5.1 track. It is by no means, however, disappointing. In fact, I thought that during "I Don't Believe You" and "Chrystal Ball" was just as effective as the LPCM 5.1 track. All in all, the audio treatment should meet the quality expectations of even the most demanding amongst Pink's fans. 

 

Video

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC

Video resolution: 1080p

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio

English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps) (less) 

Subtitles

None 

(less) 

Discs

50GB Blu-ray Disc

Single disc (1 BD)

Playback

Region free 

 

Actors: Pink 

Directors: Larn Poland, Baz Halpern, Paul Mirkovich 

Format: Color, NTSC 

Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (PCM Stereo), English (PCM Surround) 

Subtitles: Italian 

Region: All Regions 

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 

Number of discs: 1 

Rated: NR (Not Rated) 

Studio: La Face 

DVD Release Date: December 8, 2009 

Run Time: 155 minutes

UPC:

Live Concerts: LC045

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