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I'm confused. Apparently every part of the show is in the DVD but it somehow doesn't do the show justice? xD

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For me, what made the DVD so bad is that it lacked any sense of realism. What I mean by this is that the way it was edited and filmed made me feel much more like I was in the show than watching it - and while that is interesting, it's not what I hope to get out of watching a DVD. I felt I was watching a film, not a live show taped in a tent. In that sense, KURIOS loses its magic on DVD.

On top of that is the infamous audience... cheering, to put it lightly. Look, I get that people like the show. But not to the point where they're literally screaming at every single thing to occur onstage. It just got plain annoying and unrealistic. (I have a feeling, though, that these sounds were added largely because there were literally KURIOS artists editing the DVD).

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The amount of animation and etail in this show while attending live simply can not be captured by the many constantly roaming and moving cameras. To be honest it would be tough to capture everything even with old school cinematography. It is not being nit picky or extreme, just saying that there is constantly a lot going on in this show. Take the Kurios VR experience for example, everywhere you look something is going on, 360 degrees.

Yes the camera angle view from the Gramaphones are cool, but when you are the show there is actual sound coming from them as if they are speaking, where as on the DVD you don't get that experience. Even some of the animation, not just pre-show, throughout the scene changes, or on the sidelines, like Luzia, were not filmed or were simply edited out. Now of course no DVD is ever like seeing the show live, but when I say the DVD did not to it justice, I am not poo-pooing the DVD necessarily, just saying the DVD misses those magic moments.

Still worth it though. Hope that clarifies my comment, not that I need to justify my opinion.

So, on that note everyone can chill out! or à la Adam Sandler, BACK OFF!!!! (in a kidding tone).

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I think this is silly. It's a Cirque show filming, no different from any other Cirque show filming, except perhaps the ones that have had extensive act cuts (and I must have been wrong on that note earlier, sorry). There is always a ton of stuff going on in the background. A lot can be missed, even in person - especially in person. But do I think watching the show on DVD was drastically different from watching it in person to do it some huge injustice? No. It was relatively the same, at least as similar as it can be when comparing a live experience to media form.

In the meantime, my show has had no DVD, no staff-only DVD (or at least to my knowledge, and I have asked around), no leaked soundboards, and no CD that sounds anything like the show. Be happy. You've gotten so much already and in such a short time. They haven't had time to drastically alter Kurios yet. lol

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A1F: The audience cheering on the Kurios DVD only really bothered me one time, and that was during the reveal for the strap act guys. But then, it's Miami and they do react that way a lot of times in real life, so I didn't think much of it. But I get your point. It can be distracting. :) I'll have to watch it again with that in mind. I was more concerned with the visuals... and always putting that damn light on the ceiling in some of the shots bothered the hell out of me. 

Kraze: As for missing a lot of what goes on around the main act - that's a critique of every show recording thus far. I guess when I judge a recording I'm looking more at the amount of coverage the main act receives - is it too edited? - and some of the goings on around it, rather than a peek at the main act and a focus on everything else. As you say there's no way to get everything (although we all know if they'd just plunk the camera down in one spot and hit record... lol)

ZumanityDelights: You might think it silly, but critiquing the DVD is valid. I may find it solid while others will find it less so. It's personal preference. Some really love the La Nouba DVD while I could say it's too bright and the music sounds off. Or I could say that Luzia was less than stellar on DVD while others enjoy it more over Kurios. *shrugs*

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I saw the show in Miami a couple days after the filming, and while the crowd was pretty enthusiastic, they weren't out of control screaming like you hear in the DVD. I think A1F is correct in connecting the possibility that maybe it was one of the strap artists themselves who mixed in the insane crowd reaction audio, especially given that one of them helped with editing the DVD. It's cute but honestly strikes me as amateurish to pipe in nonstop crowd screams to one's own act, if that's what really happened in this case. 

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I really did enjoy the couch and invisible circus act. I found them completely silly and fun!

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I really did enjoy the couch and invisible circus act the 4 times I've seen it back in Mtl. I found them completely silly and fun!!!

I wish I could get a grip on those damn 2 dvds!

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I emailed teh Cirque Boutique contact email about these DVDs - 

ME - There are commercially produced DVDs now for Kurios, Luzia and Toruk – will you be stocking these? It will be a very long time before Kurios and Luzia (if ever) come to Australia.

THEM - Unfortunately everything we have in our webstore is currently what we have in stock. We might add this item in the near future but we are not sure when or if we are. We recommend you check back to our webstore as this will be updated when we receive new items in stock.

So I guess CdS are OK with people spending $80/$90 on eBay when they could be selling them and getting money?  Crazy way to run a business.

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Yikes... that sucks as an answer!  For me, that and "We really don't give a F%#$!" Sounds strangely similar in my ear...

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That, as we saw on an HCF post, is their canned answer for just about everything. I've been told from a couple of different sources that Cirque is looking at the Boutique again and some of these DVDs "should be" up for sale there "soon". But that's all I know at the present time.

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Anyone have a DVD willing to sell?

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You'd like a few of them? Why would we help you just so you can turn around and resell them on eBay?

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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