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Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away

by JC Alvarez
Tuesday Mar 12, 2013
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The spectacle of "Cirque du Soleil" with its feats of aerial dynamics and physical splendor are captured on film in the magically superb "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away". Hypnotically conceived and stylized for the big screen, the Blu-ray version still manages to deliver the scope and artistry of this timeless epic that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Unraveling like one of Aesop’s fables, "Worlds Away" follows a young woman named Mia (played by the pixie-like Erica Linz) who stumbles onto a hauntingly whimsical traveling circus. There her eyes fall upon the enchanting Aerialist, who, in a second’s misstep, plummets from his high wire and opens a portal into the otherworldly dimension of the imagination that is "Cirque du Soleil."

The film encapsulates vignettes from all the current live shows that are thrilling Las Vegas’ audiences including "O" the aquatic ballet, and the pop-rock worlds of Elvis and The Beatles. If you can’t get to the venues to see these shows in action, this film puts you in the best seat in the house - 70 feet above the action, and up close within a breath’s-hair of some of the finest physiques in the business.

Renowned for its unparalleled art direction and now vividly portrayed on film "Worlds Away" is a journey worth taking again and again. The scope of the art form, both masculine and feminine in its most sinewy grace is beyond beautiful.

Though the film itself is a wonder to behold, the filmed extras including a "making of" bonus feature fall really short of little more than to promote the full-on Vegas productions the film is extrapolated from. Conveniently there is also a discount ticket for the avid fan who is ready to see these shows live. In the meantime, on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD or digital download, "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" will whet the appetite.

"Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away"
Available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Digital Download
$39.99
www.paramount.com

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".

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