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  • aimster
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    I saw it a couple weeks ago and LOVED it. Sadly there were only 2 others in the theatre besides me and I think they left before it was done. I was disappointed there was no "City of Blinding Lights" and a few other songs that were staples of that tour. They should've left the whole show intact and had it be a 2 hour movie instead of an hour & 20 minutes.

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  • Coheteboy
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    Only $5.7 million?




    It's partially my fault. I haven't gotten a chance to bring my parents yet. (they're not fans but I wanna force them hehehe)

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  • ALIASd
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    March 11, 2008


    The need for more 3-D screens was painfully apparent to frosh distrib National Geographic Films, whose concert film "U2 3D" got buried by "Hannah Montana" despite glowing reviews from both the mainstream and music press after unspooling at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

    Nat Geo decided to open "U2 3D" on only 61 screens on Jan. 25 before expanding nationwide on Feb. 14. The only problem was that after "Hannah Montana" opened to record-breaking numbers on Feb. 1, "U2 3D" had to push back its expansion to Feb. 22.

    Even then, it continued to be overshadowed by Disney's concert film. To date, "U2 3D" has grossed only $5.7 million domestically.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=2851&cs=1

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  • aimster
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    It finally comes here next weekend. I am SO there. Need to get my tickets Thursday when I get paid.

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  • ALIASd
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    February 10, 2008


    National Geographic Cinema's concert film "U2 3D" held in 61 Imax theaters and grossed $725,823, or $11,898 per venue, with a $3.1 million cume ahead of a Feb. 22 expansion into wide release.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...8510a210a?pn=3

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  • IndianaJenn
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    I saw this on the Irvine Spectrum IMAX this weekend and loved it!

    I agree with CB in that the show was too short. There were definitely songs missing that should have been a part of the movie. We thought they should have included "City of Blinding Lights". Anyone that went to that tour probably remembers the glittery confetti coming down from above at the song started. That would have looked awesome in 3D.

    My favorite song (in the movie anyway) was "Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own" as it brough back great memories of having floor seats and watching Bono sing that song without his glasses less than ten feet from where I was standing. Talk about goosebumps!

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  • Coheteboy
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    Great show!

    2 minor complaints:

    -it was too short! at an hour and a half, you know you're gonna lose a lot of your favorite songs.
    -3D was good but not as cool as I had hoped. There was one track where the graphics from the screen really fly and that was a lot of fun. I'd like to see more of that in this format.


    But all in all, it's a great great performance. I'd like to do it again.

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  • Pirate Lover 68
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    I saw this at Sundance and it was absolutely thrilling. The music was amazing, and being so close to the stage via the cameras was really a lot of fun. The 3D was great, I think they used it in just the right way, to pull you in and make you feel like you are a part of the experience. Great show.

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  • ALIASd
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    'U2 3D': Lifelike rattle and hum

    By C. Taylor Crothers
    It's a beautiful day: Bono gets the crowd going.


    By Edna Gundersen
    USA TODAY
    January 23, 2008

    From Woodstock to The Last Waltz to Neil Young: Heart of Gold, concert films historically leave viewers tingling but with a regretful twinge that they've missed the party and settled for a souvenir snapshot.

    U2 3D (* * * * out of four) in many ways delivers an experience that's even better than the real thing. It brings U2's dazzling rock spectacle to the multiplex with VIP comforts, all-access viewpoints and telescopic close-ups.

    Shot in early 2006 on the fourth leg of U2's Vertigo tour, the film condenses and explodes the Irish quartet's potent show into a rapturous virtual reality ride of 5.1 surround sound, stunt-pilot camera work and judiciously applied 3-D effects.

    For this first live-action digital 3-D film, crews shot five stadium shows in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina, plus a cameras-only performance staged before the Buenos Aires dates. More than 100 hours of footage were distilled into a seamless 14-song powerhouse of sight and sound.

    Avoiding the cheese of Michael Jackson's Captain EO, U2 3D's 3-D imagery creates startling depth and crispness, immersing the viewer in Vertigo's flavor and fervor rather than distracting with gimmickry or inducing lower-case vertigo.
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...22-U2-3D_N.htm

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  • Alchimedes
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    Whoohoo! My theater is playing this film. Can't wait.

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  • aimster
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    I'm torn about going to see it in Tampa this weekend or wait until it comes to St Pete next month (a little closer to me).

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  • Coheteboy
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    Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
    For you southern californians, the only theater playing this is The Bridge. I'm going to the 10pm show on Friday the 25 and I think tickets go on sale tomorrow! (tuesday). So if you go to that particular show, keep your eyes out for me!


    I was so wrong about southern california theaters. THERE ARE FOUR theaters playing this film. The Bridge and Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles area. Ontario. And Irvine Spectrum.

    Enjoy!

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  • ALIASd
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    U2's 3D Concert Film Debuts At Sundance

    U2
    Billboard
    January 21, 2008, 8:40 AM ET


    After a career playing to sold-out stadiums, U2 did what their fans have done for years -- stood in line to see U2 perform. That concert was "U2 3D," a film of the band's 2005-06 Vertigo tour, shot at several shows in South America with new 3-D technology.

    "I was really hoping we weren't crap after all these years. Luckily we weren't," guitarist The Edge told The Associated Press before the band donned plastic glasses to watch the movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.

    The Edge, joined by singer Bono, drummer Larry Mullen and bassist Adam Clayton, joked about the absurdity of seeing themselves perform after playing together for more than 30 years.

    "It's kind of horrific," to see himself on stage in 3-D, said Bono. "It's bad enough on a small screen. Now you get to see the lard arse 40-foot tall."

    The Edge said the 3-D technology allowed "the songs to shine through," though he was surprised to see the chemistry of the band in the details on screen, and how far apart his bandmates were on stage.

    "Are you saying you felt lonely up there?" said Bono, smiling. "No, I felt lonely for Larry," The Edge replied. "He likes being on his own," said Bono. "Didn't you bring him back a bottle of water?"
    http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/..._id=1003699401

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  • aimster
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    Where's the theatre listing? I want to see this!

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  • MagicWDI
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    I managed to see 3 songs of the show in 3D. It is actually pretty neat. Not as fun as being there live, but it is fun to be with other fans all watching and listening, as well as it being in 3D. I am not the biggest U2 fan, neither were the 200 other managers I was with, but we all agree it was cool, so much so our theaters will be showcasing the feature. Tickets are already on sell.

    I love working with digital projection, even considering tonight since I was at one of my theaters 2 hours past my scheduled time trying to fix a communication problem with a DCA21 (not California Adventure) automation panel to a Christie Digital CP2000 projection system. I still didn't even fix the problem.

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  • Coheteboy
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    For you southern californians, the only theater playing this is The Bridge. I'm going to the 10pm show on Friday the 25 and I think tickets go on sale tomorrow! (tuesday). So if you go to that particular show, keep your eyes out for me!

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  • Coheteboy
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    I can't wait! I'm so there.

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  • ALIASd
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    New U.S. Release

    U2 3D

    'U2 3D'

    By Phil Gallo
    Variety
    January 6, 2008

    With: Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.

    Breathtaking when performance, technology and cinematography click at the same moment, "U2 3D" is a concert film that should draw well from the band's fan base and tech fanatics. It has its overwhelming moments, especially in the early going, as the filmmakers emphasize a frenetic swirl of angles and effects. Eventually, the pic settles down and the artistry of the Irish band and their unique onstage power become the focus.


    Pic is an enveloping experience, particularly when viewers are placed in a great spot in the audience and Bono or U2's guitarist, the Edge, are little more than an arm's length away. Less involving --and maybe even vertigo-inducing (pun intended) -- are angles from high overhead of Larry Mullen Jr. drumming; it's such an unnatural way to view a show that it will feel foreign to anyone with a bank of concert-going memories.

    Lasting about as long as most bands are willing to play these days, U2 is captured as a powerful quartet, an entity greater than the sum of its parts -- one can't help but be amazed that this still just a four-piece band making an amazing and splendid racket.

    Shot during the fourth leg of their "Vertigo" tour in 2006, pic features 14 tunes and Bono's recitation of the U.N. Declaration of Rights. Shows on that tour were 23 or 24 songs per night, and the filmmakers have gone with the dozen songs that made it into each night's set list, making transitions from outdoor stadiums to indoor arenas seamless.

    "U2 3D," which sticks to performances and crowds, boasts a remarkable human element. Shots that place the viewer next to the Edge, Bono or the bassist Adam Clayton pull them off the pedestal that acts have to climb when addressing 50,000 fans at once.
    "U2 3D's" greatest gift may well be its ability to remind the world that in the two decades since "Rattle and Hum," U2 has remained a significant and forward-thinking rock band, one that still performs with authority and is not wrapped up in the political dogma of its lead singer.

    Pic, which screened in a shorter version at Cannes, premieres at Sundance and opens Jan. 25.
    http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117...goryid=31&cs=1

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  • Coheteboy
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    Eeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Must See!

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  • aimster
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    SQUEE!!!!

    I have GOT to see that! That tour was so frickin' amazing!

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