Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Now Available on DVD and Blu-Ray -- Katy Perry: Part of Me (Review)

Katy Perry Part of me Blue Ray DVD image

The fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of one of the biggest performers on the planet blasts off when the KATY PERRY: Part of Me movie debuted on Blu-ray and DVD (both with UltraViolet™), On Demand and for Digital Download on September 18, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Giving fans unprecedented access to the real life of the music sensation, KATY PERRY: Part of Me exposes the hard work, dedication and phenomenal talent of a girl who remained true to herself and her vision in order to achieve her dreams.   Featuring rare behind-the-scenes interviews, personal moments between Katy and her friends, and all-access footage of rehearsals, choreography, Katy’s signature style and more, KATY PERRY: Part of Me reveals the singer’s unwavering belief that if you can be yourself, then you can be anything.

KATY PERRY: Part of Me will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo with a Digital Copy and UltraViolet, a three-disc Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray/DVD combo set with a Digital Copy and UltraViolet that includes the film in high definition and 3D for the ultimate immersive experience, and on DVD.  Both combo sets boast new, never-before-seen footage, more of Katy off-stage and on, behind-the-scenes of the California Dreams tour and much, much more.  In addition, every Blu-ray and DVD available for sale in the 48 contiguous United States will include a Pink Ticket that gives fans a chance to win awesome prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize: meeting Katy herself! (See www.katyperrypinkticket.com for complete rules and details).  Offering tremendous value and hours of entertainment for fans of all ages, the DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo and three-disc set will be available as low as $15.99, $21.99 and $27.99 respectively.

All Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.

KATY PERRY: Part of Me Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The KATY PERRY: Part of Me Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The pack includes:
Blu-ray (Disc 1)
  • Feature film in high definition
  • Behind the Scenes of the California Dreams Tour
DVD (Disc 2)
  • Feature film in standard definition
KATY PERRY: Part of Me Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The KATY PERRY: Part of Me Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo includes all of the above, in addition to a Blu-ray 3D disc with the feature film presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.


My Thoughts:

I was sent the DVD, along with some fun goodies from the movie, "Katy Perry: Part of Me," which released on Blu-Ray and DVD last Tuesday.

This was one movie I really wanted to see on the big screen, but didn't make it out to the movies in time.  So, when I heard it was releasing last week, I had to get my hands on a copy of the film to review.  

Did you see this when it was in theaters?  Come on, don't tell me you aren't a Katy Perry fan?  Out of all the recent up and coming artists of 2010-2011, she was one artist that stood out for being genuine and really have a voice.  Her songs read like diary pages and anyone who listens to her music, from tweens to adults can relate.  One big thing that Katy sings about is being different, but embracing these differences.  

As I watched the intro and ending to the movie, fans of Katy Perry's shared home movies about why they love the singer and how her songs have impacted their lives.  Then, the film began, as Katy Perry was kicking off her year long "Part of Me" tour in 2011.  Not only were movie goers able to see what goes into putting a show together, as you watch the stages being put together, backup dances practicing, and the artist herself doing meet and greets, rehearsals, trying to get in much needed R&R backstage and on planes.  The biggest part of the movie, which really made you connect with Katy, was seeing her try to make her marriage to Russell Brand work.  She would work 18 days straight on tour, and then take 3 days off to fly to wherever her husband was and spend time with him.  Based on the footage shown in the movie, Russell only came 1-2 times to see Katy on tour.  This didn't help the relationship.  And, over the course of her must anticipated and highly successful tour, her marriages crumbled and eventually she and Russell Brand parted ways and filed for divorce.  Watching her go through this, you couldn't help but feel bad for her.  Even though she was a huge celebrity, she still dealt with personal struggles that many people go through on a day to day basis.

If you are looking to pick this new release up expecting to see her entire "Part of Me" tour, you will be disappointed.  The concert was not filmed that much, and you only see snippets of some of her acts.  The main draw of this film is for fans to see Katy Perry up close and personal, with raw emotions being captured by cameras.

I ended up watching this over the weekend after the girls went to bed, and then again last night, as it was that good.  As for the goodies that I was sent, along with the movie, I think my daughter Savannah had the most fun with them.  While I was watching the film over the weekend, she was in the living room with me playing with her toys.  As soon as she saw Katy Perry take to the stage and sing, she dropped everything and came to sit next to me.  Then, she asked me to put on one of the t-shirts I was sent and she walked around the house with it on, when she wasn't chasing the beach ball.  Here are some photos I took of her.

Note her playing with the iPhone case.  There was no phone, but she had a blast pretending she was gabbing on the phone.  My husband walked in and thought I had bought her a phone. :-)

As for the red velvet cupcakes, which are my favorite.  I made them the same day I received the DVD and goodies.  I couldn't wait for the movie to bake and enjoy them.  Between my husband and I, we ate a dozen cupcakes in 3 days.  Well, Savannah had one. :-)

If you are a Katy Perry fan and missed this when it was in theaters, it is worth picking up to see the "real" side of this famous singer.  It will make you think twice about celebrities having an easier life than the rest of us.  Yes, they may have more $$$, but it doesn't buy them happiness.  And, many want the same things as we do -- a relationship that works and can stand the test of time.  I hope Katy Perry finds happiness and her forever love.  Heck, she is under 30 years old, so she still has time. :-)

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD and goodies to enjoy from the vendor.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. Wow! it sounds like a party at your place--we enjoy Kathy Perry what we seen of her.

  2. that looks like such a fun katy perry party!! Looks like the little one had a blast. My little man loves to dance.

  3. Thank you for sharing the post, it looks like it was alot of fun. My daughter loves Katy Perry...