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Step Up 3D
     

Step Up 3D

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Director: Jon M. Chu

Cast: Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani, Sharni Vinson

 

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Moose (Adam Sevani) teams up with a talented street dance crew for a competition against some of the most talented hip-hop dancers around in this eye-popping installment of the popular dance film series.

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Moose (Adam Sevani) teams up with a talented street dance crew for a competition against some of the most talented hip-hop dancers around in this eye-popping installment of the popular dance film series.

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New York's intense street-dancing underground gets a 3D makeover in Step Up 3D, the latest installment of the dance movie franchise. This sequel takes all the familiar conventions of its predecessors -- the high-energy soundtrack, glittery dance sequences, and "born from a boom box" mentality -- but this time adds a new dimension, literally. This film celebrates the business of artistic expression and, like most urban dance films (think, Breakin'), relies on the same old triumph-of-the-underdog plot in order to showcase the best part of this kind of movie -- the performances -- but visually Step Up 3D takes it to a whole new level. In this installment, Moose (Adam G. Sevani, from Step Up 2) and his best friend, Camille (Alyson Stoner), leave behind their Baltimore-area performing-arts school and enter New York University. During orientation Moose gets involved in a dance-off in Washington Square Park, where he meets Luke (Rick Malambri), an aspiring filmmaker and dancer who likes Moose's moves. The pair go back to "The Vault," Luke's Brooklyn-based converted warehouse left to him by his parents, which serves as a halfway house of sorts for an eclectic group of street dancers, the Pirates. Enter Natalie, a feisty club girl from the streets who takes a liking to Luke and joins his crew. When the bank threatens to foreclose on The Vault, Luke and the Pirates enter the World Jams dance contest in hopes of winning the coveted first-place prize of 100,000 dollars and beating the rival dance crew the Samurais. Director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2) uses the new technology to pull the audience into this world where dancing is the only means of expression. The film was shot in 3D with plenty of arms and legs flying at the audience, but Chu focuses so much on the visuals that he's allowed everything else, from story to character development, to fall by the wayside. Still, what stays consistent throughout are the amazing dance performances. This film is populated by professional dancers, and these kids are like dance superheroes, leaping from rooftops and contorting their bodies in ways that don't seem humanly possible. Some of the standout set pieces include dance battles in a club bathroom, dance sequences along the tree-lined streets of New York City à la Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and an overly choreographed tango at a black-tie event -- and these spirited performances make the film worth watching. When thinking about a film like Step Up 3D, it's important to approach it like a modern-day movie musical -- minus the whole breaking into song thing -- and with visuals that pop, energetic choreography, and an added dimension, this film delivers on everything you could want in a dance musical.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2010
UPC:
0786936793604
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
19,861

Special Features

Extra Moves; Making The Music Videos; 8 Music Videos Including Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta "Club Can't Handle Me"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rick Malambri Luke
Adam G. Sevani Moose
Sharni Vinson Natalie
Alyson Stoner Camille
Keith "Remedy" Stallworth Jacob
Kendra Andrews Anala
Stephen "Twitch" Boss Jason
Joe Slaughter Julien

Technical Credits
Jon M. Chu Director
Amy Andelson Screenwriter
Joanna Colbert Casting
Buck Damon Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Scott Choreography
Erik Feig Producer
Jennifer Gibgot Producer
Bob Hayward Executive Producer
Devorah Herbert Production Designer
Amy Herman Co-producer
Kurt & Bart Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Marcus Editor
Bear McCreary Score Composer
Richard Mento Casting
Emily Meyer Screenwriter
Meredith Milton Executive Producer
David Nicksay Executive Producer
Nadine "Hi Hat" Ruffin Choreography
Ken Seng Cinematographer
Adam Shankman Producer
Jamal Sims Choreography
Richmond Talauega Choreography
Anthony Talauega Choreography
Patrick Wachsberger Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Step Up 3
1. Open / Title [:00]
2. College Dropoff [:00]
3. Luke [:00]
4. The Club [:02]
5. New Recruit [:00]
6. Up All Night [:00]
7. Battle Of Red Hook [2:26]
8. Turning The Camera [4:35]
9. Under The Bridge [5:56]
10. Battle Of Gwai [5:41]
11. Confrontations [8:57]
12. Goodbyes [4:33]
13. Harsh Realities [4:33]
14. The Ball [5:14]
15. Reconciliation [3:20]
16. Down To Business [3:37]
17. World Jam Finals [4:07]
18. The End [2:36]

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Step Up 3D 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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librachic More than 1 year ago
I watched this in theaters and was very impressed with it the best of the Step Up trilogy and so good that i had to buy the CD,Explosive with amazing dance moves and upbeat music,plus a sweet storyline.
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bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
You know how sometimes when you watch a sequel, you can't help but compare it to the original and think that the first one was so much better? Step Up 3 is the exception to that rule. Yes, it is the third movie in a series but it really could stand alone. The plot is intriguing, the passion between the main stars is too hot for words and the dancing is unbelievable! I don't normally watch movies more than once, especially in only a few days time and I've already watched Step Up 3 four times! That's a new record for me. I watched the regular DVD first and then watched the Blu-ray version and there was a huge difference! The picture quality is so much better on Blu-ray and the screen seemed to come to life. I enjoyed this movie so much and it would make a great gift for the holidays! One of my favorite features on this DVD is the music videos. I put them on while I'm cleaning the living room and it makes the chore so much more enjoyable. I catch myself dancing around the living room (not nearly as well as the dancers in Step Up 3 but I have a lot of fun anyway). My second favorite feature is the documentary because it gives you new perspective and adds little details that are really enjoyable for the viewer.