Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Madonna's Gone Blue

Is there a more appropriate movie to finally be receiving a Blu-ray release than Madonna: Truth or Dare? Known as In Bed with Madonna in Australia, it comes from a period in the "queen of pop"'s career that could most definitely be described as blue. Unashamedly so, too. Set for release in early April, just one week after the 26 March release of her twelfth studio album, it is a release that I have been eagerly anticipating. Unfortunately, I'm unaware of a Region B release so I will actually have to keep waiting. Still, knowing there's an American release out there at least means that somebody, somewhere should be close to releasing one around the globe, surely. I haven't read any confirmed extras, but any bonus unseen material will be greeted with so much excitement I just could not. Eep!

People think being a star is about being fabulous, being in the spotlight, having your picture taken all the time, and having everyone worship and adore you. Being rich, rich, rich, having it all. And you know what? They're absolutely right.

In Bed with Madonna really is a must see for anybody who doesn't quite "get" the whole Madonna "thing". It's simply one of the greatest documentaries ever made, perfectly mixing exquisite black and white backstage footage with radiant colour performance footage. It really is her best performance, too, because Madonna is nothing if not performing all the time as herself. The trailer for the Blu-ray release, below, gives a glimpse for anybody not in the know - and gives a look at most the famous cameo sightings, I guess Pedro Almodovar isn't famous enough to appear in the ad - and, hey, even David Fincher helped direct the Japanese concert footage so there's some cinephile geek cred right there.

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