Danny Bhoy-Live at Sydney Opera House (2007)

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Released 16-Aug-2007

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Comedy TV Spots-Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2003
TV Spots-Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2004
TV Spots-Sydney Cracker Festival 2006
TV Spots-Rove 2007
TV Spots-Sideshow 2007
Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Backstage Footage
Additional Footage-Bonus Footage
Gallery-Photo-Photo Gallery
Poster-Tour Poster
Easter Egg-Easter Egg
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2007
Running Time 68:49
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Ted Robinson
Studio
Distributor

Madman Entertainment
Starring Danny Bhoy
Case Gatefold
RPI $29.95 Music North Foundation


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (256Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

Danny Bhoy recently spent six months touring Australia and New Zealand and charmed the sell-out crowds with his effortless talent for storytelling and mischievous wit. As his popularity continues to grow internationally (Bhoy recently toured India), it was inevitable that a DVD recording of his sell-out show was on the horizon and thankfully this anticipated DVD release from Madman Laughs does not disappoint.

The shows at the Sydney Opera House would mark the final leg of the Australian tour for the comedian, and as such all he has learned and observed about Australia is the main subject of the show. From confessing to his love of watching Parliament Question Time, to recalling his shocking discovery of just who is Humphrey B. Bear and detailing his eventful night in a Brisbane bar at closing time, Bhoy appears in command of the prestigious stage. Amongst the observational humour there is also Bhoy's classic routines about the different Breakfast cuisines, his admiration of Scottish culture and the religious joke which resulted in a death threat.

The DVD is a perfect souvenir for the people who went along to Bhoy’s shows and equally works for those audiences who are only familiar with Bhoy’s appearances on Rove and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival over the past few years. This is a perfectly paced show which can be watched over and over again. Bhoy has earned his place in what has been a rapid rise to international fame and his latest show demonstrates just how he has honed his craft and how he receives immense joy from making audiences genuinely smile.

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Transfer Quality

Video

The show is exhibited in 1.78:1 16x9 enhanced widescreen.

Over a dual layer DVD, the feature has been encoded at the average bit-rate of 7.38 Mbps which accounts for a clean transfer free of MPEG compression artefacts.

The transfer has excellent shadow detail and black levels and the picture is sharp and defined with a natural and a fitting colour scheme.

There are no subtitles available.

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Audio

The English Dolby Digital 2.0 has no obvious errors and dialogue remains clear and audible.

The soundtrack has limited use on a surround sound and subwoofer but is acceptable in regards to the nature of the DVD feature.

The song which is featured on the DVD menu and end credits is titled All the Love by North Foundation.

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Extras

Main Menu Audio

The menu is a still image of the cover art with scene selection options and access to the many extras. The menu is themed with the following songs; All the Love and Scratch the Surface by North Foundation.

Gala and Television Appearances

The following are excerpts from Danny Bhoy’s television appearances.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2003 (4:00) (1.78:1 widescreen and 16x9 enhanced).

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2004 (3:31) (1.78:1 widescreen and 16x9 enhanced).

Sydney Cracker Festival 2006 (7:27) (1.78:1 widescreen and 16x9 enhanced).

Rove 2007 (4:55) (1.78:1 widescreen and 16x9 enhanced).

Sideshow 2007 (6:43) (1.78:1 widescreen and 16x9 enhanced).

Backstage Footage (5:09)

We follow Danny Bhoy backstage at the Sydney Opera House as he chooses the backdrop and lighting for his show. (1.78:1 widescreen and 16x9 enhanced).

Bonus Footage (8:06)

The heckling and hidden gems which unfortunately did not make the final cut. (1.78:1 widescreen and 16x9 enhanced).

Photo Gallery

15 promotional photos of Danny Bhoy.

Tour Poster

A double sided poster which includes the cover art of the DVD and on the reverse side the 2007 tour dates.

Easter Egg

On the main menu press left to highlight the B in Bhoy and hear an audio soundbite of when Danny Bhoy accidentally fell off the stage at his Ballarat gig.

Gatefold Packaging

The DVD is encased in special gatefold packaging. The interior structure of the DVD packaging includes a personal note from Danny Bhoy.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

This title has only been released locally by Madman. It is an all regions release.

Summary

Danny Bhoy-Live at Sydney Opera House is a comprehensive and well produced release from the Madman Laughs range. This is a great souvenir for fans of the popular comedian.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Vanessa Appassamy (Biography)
Monday, September 17, 2007
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DVDDenon DVD-1910, using DVI output
DisplayPanasonic PT-AE 700. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
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