High School Musical 2 (Extended Edition)

High School Musical 2 (Extended Edition)

  • It’s time to sing and dance because there’s so much more to celebrate in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2: EXTENDED EDITION. Experience the movie in a whole new way with a never-before-seen music sequence and rehearsal footage, plus sing lead vocals with High School Karaoke. The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella

Schools out and Troy, his teammates, and Gabrielle all get jobs at a country club for the summer. Sharpay s father runs the club so she is used to getting her way around there. Sharpay is determined to win the club s summer talent show, an event she has dominated for the last six years. She thinks getting Troy to perform with her will cinch the win, so she dumps Ryan as her partner and schemes to get Troy away from Gabriella so she can perform with him.What time is it? Time for High School Musical 2, the sequel to the Disney Channel smash that aired on Aug. 17, 2007 and became the most-watched basic-cable show ever. School is out, and Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) are looking forward to a summer to remember, but Troy also needs to make bank so he can go to college. As it turns out, Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale), the self-proclaimed primo girl of East High, has her eye set on primo-boy Troy, and gets him a job at the country club her parents own. It looks great for Troy

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  1. 18 of 20 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good music, fair film, August 23, 2007
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    Julie Neal (Sanibel Island, Fla.) –
      

      

      

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    This sequel to High School Musical features the same stars as the first film and nearly the same plot. Once again, high school hunk Troy (Zac Efron) ponders whether he should stick to the stuff he knows (in this case, the sweet Gabriella), the conniving Sharpay wants him there beside her, and eventually everyone learns that they’re all in this together. OK, that wasn’t fair. That’s also the plot of “Grease,” and for that matter, nearly every other teen musical.

    In this case, though, I couldn’t help feeling let down. Unlike the original (High School Musical (Encore Edition)), this film breathes not a breath of fresh air. It is, in essence, just a clone of its mama. If you loved the first film you’d like this one — it has the same feel-good bounce — but I bet you won’t be watching it as often.

    So why four stars? The music. It’s better! “You Are The Music In Me” is a sincere, catchy duet by Gabriella and Troy (Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron) that uses a gospel chorus to rise above nearly everything ever cranked out by today’s dime-a-dozen pop tarts. “Everyday” (also Gabriella and Troy) is in the same vein, a Britney-esque bouncer with a finale that seems literally straight out of a black church. “I Don’t Dance” boogies along like an old big-band number, while the staccato boy-band rocker “Bet On It” (Troy) recalls the best of Michael Jackson. Finally, “All for One” is a hand-clapping shout-out that hints, a little, at Sheryl Crow’s “Soak in the Sun.” The soundtrack is available here: High School Musical 2.

    Why “Extended Edition’? Because an additional music scene has been integrated into the film: the musical number Troy and Sharpay rehearse. The scene features Sharpay playing a pineapple princess looking for her “fresh fish prince” in the Polynesian fantasy “Humuhumunukunukua’pua’a.” Bonus features include a sing-along feature, rehearsal footage and music videos.

    One final note: Though this DVD is in fullscreen, the Blu-ray version is widescreen.

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  2. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    HSM2: Deluxe Dance Edition–Truly Deluxe!, September 11, 2008
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    Dave “Davelandweb” (San Diego, CA) –

    I was amazed by the amount of extras on this 2-Disc DVD set. What a fantastic set–with over 5 hours of bonus material. The story is typically light-hearted fun as you would expect from this franchise. It’s the last day of school, and all your favorite East High Wildcats are counting down the seconds for the final bell that tells them it’s finally summer! The rousing opening song is “What Time Is It?” and gets the movie off to a high energy start. Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), and the gang must get summer jobs; meanwhile, Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) wants to get Troy a job at her country club, Lava Springs, so that he can sing with her at the talent show and become her new boyfriend. Unbeknownst to her, the club’s manager, Mr. Fulton (Mark L. Taylor), has to hire the entire gang to get Troy…including Troy’s girlfriend Gabriella. Sharpay does everything she can to break the two up, including setting Zac up with a sweet college scholarship. Can Zac resist?

    Visually, this movie is a technicolor feast that harks back to the Esther Williams/Busby Berkeley musicals of MGM. One of the most spectacular numbers if “Fabulous,” sung by Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) as she lets everyone at the pool know that she has impossibly high standards. Her brother, played by Lucas Grabeel, is dolled up like Elton John and plays a pink piano in the shallow end of the pool while wearing a white tux with hot pink lapels. Definitely classic!

    Spec-wise, the DVD audio is a speaker blowing Dolby Digital 5.1 mix and the video is full-frame. Sure, for those with 16×9 or widescreen TVs it’s a disappointment. However, this movie was originally shown on the Disney Channel, and as you can clearly see in the behind-the-scenes documentaries (as you look over the shoulder of the camera and see the framing), this movie was COMPOSED for full-screen, even though there was spillover frame to fill out a widescreen. Minor quibbling point…still a great piece of entertainment suitable for ALL ages.

    Now onto the extras…there’s a ton! You get a great sneak-peak at High School Musical 3 (which will actually debut in theaters), which shows that the whole gang is back, along with three newcomers (looks like Sharpay may have some competition in the conniving department from the new girl). There are also some deleted scenes; although they were trimmed for the right reasons, one does explain a little bit of how Gabriela got to the Country Club for the talent show. Backstage Disney also gives you High School Confidential, an assortment of LOTS of featurettes such as:
    *Manly the Dog: director Kenny Ortega’s dog who has a featured spot in the movie as Sharpay’s pampered pet.
    *Sharpettes: Sharpay’s sidekicks, featured in the “Fabulous” number
    *Hilarious one about Ashley Tisdale; all her costars say she is like Sharpay, even though she protests. Very cute.
    *Zac Factor: All about Zac Efron
    *Special photo gallery where you can guess what baby photos match your fave HSM star.
    *The Making Of “HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A.”
    *Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus is actually in HSM2; never knew that until I saw the featurette about her cameo!
    *Cast Favorites: The stars dish (except for Zac who is not in this one) about their favorite singers, movie actors, desserts, and more.
    *On Location – Visit the resort area of St. George, Utah
    *In The Kitchen – Lucas Grabeel takes fans behind the scenes of the clubhouse kitchen set.

    In the Music & More section you get:
    *Dance Along: follow along to the moves of “What Time is it?” and “All For One.” You’ll be doing these dances in no time by following multiple camera angles.
    *Music Video “All For One” – A special performance of the song is intercut with the cast recording session and behind-the-scenes footage.

    And lots more! All HSM fans should add this one to their collections!

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