Release Date: January 23, 2008
Duration: 85 Minutes
Official Press Release:
Revolver Entertainment and National Geographic Entertainment present a groundbreaking cinematic event from 3ality Digital. U23D. For over a quarter-century, U2 has been recognised not only for their musical invention, but for their incomparable gift for reaching millions of fans through new technologies. Their live shows immerse concert-goers in multisensory experiences: whether through their groundbreaking use of video screens or, more recently, the use of dimensional, lighted-bead video curtains.
U2 3D - the first digital 3D, multi-camera, real-time production - reflects the band's long-standing embrace of technology, its recognition that digital 3D isn't a developing platform - it's fully here - and its belief that "U2 3D" has the potential to be as revolutionary for 3D as "The Jazz Singer" was for talkies. Marrying advanced digital 3D imagery and 5.1 Surround Sound with the unique excitement of a live U2 concert, U2 3D takes viewers on an extraordinary cinematic journey, a quantum leap beyond traditional concert films.
Filmed during the South American leg of the band's 'Vertigo' tour, 'U2 3D' captures the exceptional performances onstage during the band's concert in Buenos Aires. The film portrays the passionate reactions of 80,000 fans from nine digital 3D camera systems as well as the exuberant onstage dynamic between U2's Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jnr, as they incite and inspire their massive audience.
Over 100 hours of 3D footage was shot, documenting a set list that during two weeks included such seminal U2 songs as "Pride (In the Name of Love)," "New Year's Day," "Sunday Bloody Sunday," " I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Where the Streets Have No Name," "With or Without You," "Mysterious Ways" and "One," as well as more recent tracks such as "Beautiful Day," "Vertigo," "City of Blinding Lights," "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own," "Love and Peace or Else" and "Original of the Species."
A 3ality Digital production, directed by Catherine Owens and Mark Pellington, "U2 3D" takes a performance by the band U2, winner of 22 Grammy Awards and 8 Brits, into a totally new film dimension.
To see this great band in 3D is to get swept up in the adrenalin rush of their explosive performance. U2 3D is a record of this great rock band during one of its most phenomenal concerts. 3-D is a new cinema medium that truly allows moviegoers to viscerally experience not only the music but also the energy and electricity of what it is like to be in one of the front rows at a U2 concert.
Certificate: tbc. Running Time: 84 mins.
- Beautiful Day
- New Year's Day
- Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
- Love And Peace Or Else
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Bullet The Blue Sky
- Miss Sarajevo / U.N. Declaration of Human Rights
- Pride (In The Name Of Love)
- Where The Streets Have No Name
- The Fly
- With Or Without You