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Step Up 3 Blu-Ray

stepup3bd“Step Up 3” continues the successful trend of dance movies produced by Disney.

This third movie featuring street dance brings back old cast members from the first two Step Up films, the director from Step Up 2, and 3D, if you have the equipment.  I don’t so this review is based on the 2D, dvd double disc set that is available.  The film consists of two college bound youths who have been involved in the dance scene but have told there parents they will concentrate on their studies-yeah right.  That lasts about five minutes before the guy get wound up in a dance contest, meets people,  and the rest of the film is dance-offs and teen angst and they all try to understand each other, save the family farm(house), and become successful. Very predictable but then you don’t go to see a film like this for the plot, you go to watch the dancing and it is done very well indeed by the young cast.

The scenes were filmed around New York and so a lot of the street scenes highlight the city, and there are other scenes that are more surreal in effects and color experimentation.  It is quite creative and would definitely look great in 3D.

The picture and sound are up to Disney’s very high standards; exception color, sharp picture, and a great 7.1 DTS-MA soundtrack.

Extras include a lot of music videos:

* Born from a Boombox: A Luke Katcher Film -The character’s film that he creates during the movie.
* Extra Moves -Behind the scenes to create some of the dance moves.
* Deleted Scenes -8 deleted scenes with optional director’s introduction
* Music Videos “Club Can’t Handle Me” – Flo Rida feat. David Guetta, “My Own Step (Theme from Stepup 3D)” by Roscoe Dash and T-Pain feat. Fabo, “Already Taken” by Trey Songz, “This Girl” by Laza Morgan, “This Instant” by Sophia Fresh feat. T-Pain, “No Te Quero (Remix)” by Sophia Del Carmen feat. Pitbull, “Irresistible” by Wisin y Yandel, “Spirit of the Radio” by Jrandall.
* Making of the Music Videos

Its a nice package of extras and if you enjoy the film, you certainly will enjoy the extra music videos and interviews with the artists.

I recommend this for any one into dance and choreography and dance music.  Third time is a charm for “Step Up 3”

January 11, 2011 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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