NSYNC-Making the Tour (2000)

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Released 11-Jul-2001

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Documentary Main Menu Audio & Animation
Web Links
DVD Credits
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2000
Running Time 78:50 (Case: 80)
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Jason A. Carbone
Studio
Distributor

Zomba Records
Starring Lance Bass
JC Chasez
Joey Fatone
Chris Kirkpatrick
Justin Timberlake
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI $34.95 Music NSYNC


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
Not 16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio Unknown Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English
German
French
Spanish
Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits Yes, The lads show more behind the scenes footage.

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Plot Synopsis

    NSYNC-Making the Tour takes you behind the scenes and up close and personal with Joey, Chris, JC, Justin and Lance.

    We begin with a quick introduction from the lads and then move on to the NSYNC Compound where the group meets with their manager to begin planning for the "No Strings Attached" tour. We then follow the NSYNC team via footage taken over 2 months right up to their first concert at Madison Square Garden. They have also included 2 live tracks from this concert at Chapter 6.

    This DVD is a detailed look at the lives of not only Joey, Chris, JC, Justin and Lance, but the whole crew that is involved in bringing the concert together. I personally found it interesting to see how much work is put into bringing a live show to fruition. You get to see the lads working through the choreography (9:55), and costume and stage design (21:38). Plus, you get to see first-hand why it takes 16 trucks to move the entire stage, lighting, and special effects equipment after each show.

    This disc is a great accompaniment to the NSYNC-Live From Madison Square Garden DVD because between the two titles you get to see both sides of the camera. The two concert tracks that are included on this disc are actually recorded at the Madison Square Garden show.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    Overall, the quality of the source material used for this transfer was great.

    The transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and is not 16x9 enhanced.

    The images were clear and sharp at all times and were most likely filmed using a digital camera. I found that overall the disc suffered no noticeable shadow detail or low level noise problems. A quick shot of the large on-stage TV screen at 24:26 is as blurry on this disc as they typically are in real life anyway.

    Likewise, the colour remained true with natural skin tones and backgrounds. Some scenes that were filmed from the back of the stadium with a little zoom were naturally a little blurred with not enough clarity to separate the colours correctly. These scenes are usually fast cuts like at 4:30 and 23:54 but are quick enough not to pose as a distraction.

    There were no signs of MPEG artefacts nor other video artefacts.

    There are subtitle tracks in English, German, French and Spanish on this DVD. They are presented in a white font and shown in the black widescreen area at the base of the image. Because there is no video in this area of the image, the subtitles are easy to read at all times.

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Audio

    The lead vocals remained clear throughout the title. I did not notice any hiss or audio drop-outs. Audio sync was not a problem at all with this transfer, and was completely spot-on.

    The surround channels remained quiet for most of the disc, and were mainly reserved for scenes involving music. They were, however, used very well during the four actual songs that are included on this disc. The Dolby Digital 2.0 track was at a much lower volume level than the 5.1 track but still clear after I adjusted the volume level.

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Extras

    In short, the extras aren't worth looking at, and were even worse than those offered with NSYNC-Live From Madison Square Garden.

Main Menu Audio & Animation

    Contains a revolving graphic showing a still image of the NSYNC members while It's Gonna Be Me is playing.

Tour Breakdown

    From here, you can easily jump to any of the chapters on the disc, including the 2 Live songs and 3 video clips.

    NOTE: If you use this section to jump to a chapter, it stops the player's counter from displaying timing information. Although it does not affect DVD playback in any way, I found it annoying.

Web Links

    A web links section lists three websites including the official NSYNC address.

DVD Credits

    A list of all of the people involved in this presentation.

R4 vs R1

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

    Both versions of this DVD appear to be identically specified.

Summary

    Overall, I found NSYNC-Making The Tour to be an interesting disc, but probably a once-only viewing for me. It would be more enjoyable for die-hard NSYNC fans though, as you see NSYNC off-stage and just acting naturally. Additionally, you will gain a greater appreciation of the NSYNC concerts when you go and see them live. There were no problems with the audio or video quality.

    If you are an NSYNC fan, this one is a must for your collection and a good addition to NSYNC - Live From Madison Square Garden.

    Bye, bye, bye...

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Peter Mellor (read my bio)
Thursday, August 16, 2001
Review Equipment
DVDPioneer XV-DV55, using S-Video output
DisplayLoewe 72cm. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.
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