Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour, Madison Square Garden Blu-ray AVC 1080i Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga headlines her first solo HBO concert event when Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden debuts Saturday, May 7. Taped Feb. 21 and 22 at Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City, the special spotlights the pop sensation on her sold-out world tour, accompanied by a ten-piece band and ten backup dancers.

Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour – Madison Square Garden arrives on Blu-ray with an AVC encoded 1080i transfer in 1.78:1. While the sharpness of the image here is truly spectacular at times, this transfer is hampered by two recurrent issues which may bother more persnickety videophiles. Because of the aggressive lighting scheme, especially an ultra- saturated blue that bathes the stage and players at various moments, a lot of the action dissolves into posterizing on several occasions. This same aggressive lighting scheme, including a sort of lit wand that Lady Gaga holds (and aims squarely at the camera), also results in noticeable banding, as well as some heavily blooming whites. If you can overlook this issues, though, the rest of this concert looks fantastic, with bright, brilliantly rendered colors, exceptional fine detail and generally solid contrast (within the limits of the lighting as mentioned above).

Act I: NYC
01. Jumping Film
02. “Dance In the Dark”
03. “Glitter and Grease”
04. “Just Dance”
05. “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich”
06. “The Fame”
Act II: Tube
07. Puke Film
08. “LoveGame”
09. “Boys Boys Boys”
10. “Money Honey”
11. “Telephone”
12. “Speechless”
13. “You and I”
14. Twister Film
15. “So Happy I Could Die”
Act III: Central Park
16. Antler Film
17. “Monster”
18. “Teeth”
19. “Alejandro”
20. Monster Film (Manifesto of Little Monsters)
21. “Poker Face”
Act IV: The Monster Ball
22. Apocalyptic Film
23. “Paparazzi”
24. “Bad Romance”
25. “Born This Way”
26. Fan Film


Disc Size: bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
BDInfo: 0.5.6


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Length: 1:54:23 (h:m:s)
Size: 34.430.822.400 bytes
Total Bitrate: 40,13 Mbps


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MPEG-4 AVC Video 28773 kbps 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1


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Dolby TrueHD Audio English 4548 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4548 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB)
Dolby TrueHD Audio English 1780 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1780 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 256 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround)


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Presentation Graphics English 50,700 kbps

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