DVD Title: Hannah Montana - Livin' The Rock Star Life! (Vol.1)

PROFILE

Title
Hannah Montana: Livin' The Rock Star Life!

Description
Put your hands together, y'all for the hottest teen pop sensation, Miley Stewart, aka...Hannah Montana! Watch three of your favorite episodes and one you've never seen before from the smash-hit Disney Channel original series—plus rockin' exclusive bonus features including an inside look at Miley's world, a music video and more.

Hannah Montana is living the rock star dream, with cool concerts, lots of limos and a huge closet full of the latest styles. And nobody knows that underneath all the glitz 'n' glamour, she's simply sweet Miley Stewart. Y'all won't believe the hilarious things she does to keep her celebrity secret while navigating the challenges of homework, crushes and being accepted into the local social scene. It all works out, though, because this chick totally rocks!

ISBN / Bar Code number
0-7888-7074-2 / 7 86936 71215 5

Video Format
1.33:1 (4:3) / Full Screen

Audio Format
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Disk Count
One (1)

Disk Format
NTSC

Language(s)
English

Genre
Family

Subtitles
None

Rated
G - General Audiences

Region
Region 1

Specification
Color

Features
[MAIN MENU]: (1. Play All, 2. Episode Selection - , 3. Bonus Features - Music Video, Miley On Following Your Dreams, Miley's Audition, 4. Set Up - English For The Hearing Impaired, Register Your DVD, Return To Program, 5. Sneak Peaks - Play All, Twitches, The Fox And The Hound 2, Girl Next, Hannah Montana, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time, Peter Pan: Special Edition, Santa Claus 3, Cars, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)

Production
Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Company
The Walt Disney Company

Item Number
#52057

Closed Captioning
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Released
October 24, 2006

Run Time
Approx. 91 minutes (Splash screen - 00:08, Peter Pan/Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause/Cars/Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior/Twitches ad - 07:25, Menu screen - 00:30, Disney DVD graphic - 00:16, All four episodes - 01:31:28, [EPISODE SELECTION]: Episode Selection Menu Screen - 00:30, [BONUS FEATURES]: Bonus Features Menu Screen - 00:30, Music video - 03:35, Miley On Following Your Dreams - 04:55, Miley's Audition Tapes - 05:25, [SET UP]: Set Up Menu Screen - 00:30, Register Your DVD - 00:30, [SNEAK PEAKS]: Sneak Peak Transition - 00:06, Combined total for Twitches/The Fox And The Hound 2/Girl Next/Hannah Montana/Cinderella III: A Twist In Time/Peter Pan: Special Edition/Santa Claus 3/Cars/Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior - 10:44.Total time: 02:06:32)

Copyright
This product (including its soundtrack) is authorized for sale in U.S.A. and Canada only. This product is authorized for private use only. All other rights reserved. Unless expressly authorized in writing by the copyright owner, any copying, exhibition, export, distribution or other use of this product or any part of it is strictly prohibited. Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., Dept. CS, Burbank, CA 91521.

Printed in U.S.A. (52057-1) © Disney    L4782

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PICTURES

Hannah Montana: Livin' The Rock Star Life! (Vol.01)


DVD Review (Posted on 04-19-2014)

During my high school days, it was Hilary Duff who was the face for Disney®. After high school, yeah, it's her: Miley Cyrus.

I likely don't need an introduction for 'Ms. Wrecking Ball' after the crazy things she has done up to this point. From a movie to short blonde hair, and from near-marriage to twerking with Robin Thicke, I'm sure her fans have something to say about everything she's has done, post-Disney. Okay then, what's with this review of Hannah Montana? I'm willing to bet many have forgotten she was a Disney star, so for those who miss the elegant, decent Miley, you're in luck. (I myself preferred Hilary Duff.)

The series circles around a young girl leading a double life; She's a pop star but has a "normal" life to live despite the hang-ups over the fact that she's famous. Miley Stewart also tries to maintain friendships with her classmates at Seaview Middle School when it comes to secrets, telling the truth and learning more about each other. Miley and her best friends, Lilly and Oliver, occasionally team up to embarrass their competition—hot, popular snobs known as Amber and Ashley. We also learn of Miley's family, namely her father Robby Stewart and her brother Jackson Stewart.

First episode involves Miley's class in a little competition: raise as much money as you can in a fundraiser to help the less fortunate. Looking to win against Amber and Ashley, who have won back-to-back, Miley, Lilly and Oliver learn how difficult it is going door-to-door. To win against the girls, Miley, performing as "Hannah Montana," promotes their fundraiser after her performance to which she receives a ton of donations from fans. However, both Miley and Lilly feel for their fellow classmate Sarah who has dedicated her personal time receiving donations the honest, yet hard, way. In that case, the girls decide to give up their donations, which would've have won them over Amber and Ashley, and lent it all to Sarah. Meanwhile, after Jackson and his dad play basketball, Cooper warns that his dad allowed him to win because of mismatch. Jackson didn't take it well and demands that he competes with his dad in every which way....until he realizes he can't help but accept losing to a water-bottle drinking competition running to the bathroom.

Second episode involves Miley happily selling out all her tickets to her concert. At school, she develops a crush on Johnny Collins but gets butt-out by Amber and Ashley, who both try to flatter Johnny. Lilly suggests that Miley unveil her secret: she's the Hannah Montana, but is too ashamed to admit it, after she witnesses the admiration expressed from Oliver.

"I'm sorry. It's just that....I don't like Hannah Montana."
- Miley

Miley, is that the reason you've been doing what you've been doing?

Anyway, Lilly finds that Miley is hiding something; However, Miley feels that spilling the secret would mean that Lilly would admire Hannah Montana but not her herself. When it came to Johnny Collins, Lilly suggests she spill the beans in order to impress him, giving her an advantage over the snobs Amber and Ashley. Miley realizes it when Collins himself lines up to receive an autograph expressing his praise and admiration for Hannah. After autographs, both Lilly and Oliver break into Miley's dressing room only to find that Hannah Montana is....Miley. Lilly was upset she didn't find out earlier but Miley repays by showing her something top secret: her closet! Looking at Miley's closet is sure to turn every teenage girl more green than an environmentalist. As the two girls eventually make up, Miley offers her scarf to Oliver who's insanely excited to receive an official item of hers.

Third episode nearly correlates with the second. This time, Oliver finds out the truth about Miley, except now that Oliver feels he has a chance, Miley implements something we all don't like: chewing gum. Thinking his hand was kissed, or licked, by Hannah Montana, Oliver later finds out that it was her dog that did the licking, embarrassing himself in front of his friends. The moment Miley finds that Oliver is going the distance for a chance to date Hannah realizes that he, too, won't take the truth well. Chewing up, Miley sees that chewing licorice-flavored gum should sway Oliver away, making her look like a slob. After guessing games, Miley removes the Hannah Montana wig and unveils herself. Taking time to soak it all in, Oliver is fine with it and stays best friends with Miley.

Fourth episode seems straight-forward as well. Developing a huge crush on ninth grader Jake Ryan, Miley finally scores a date with him. Learning what he's all about, Miley finds that Jake doesn't like Hannah Montana, yet persuades him to attend a Hannah Montana concert. Oliver and Lilly work with Miley at the concert hall, only to learn that Jake prefers hip-hop music over pop. Desperate, Miley, or Hannah Montana, goes back on stage to perform a free-style hip-hop song. The audience gets sour after such a strange performance. On the other hand, Jackson gets a holler from Olivia who finds out that she's Cooper's sister. Being the protective brother he is, he accuses Jackson into trying to hook up with Olivia....until he judged too hastily witnessing Olivia making out with the pizza guy. Back to Miley, and when the concert draws to a close, Miley is left defeated trying to sort out the happenings with her date. As her and Lilly sort it out, Miley's dad steps in to give some meaningful advice, namely this one:

"Someday she'll find a guy that likes everything about her. Won't be anything left to change."
- Robby Stewart

That speaks for itself.

Well? Just another simple kids show that had a decent run on the Disney Channel. Amid Miley's controversies, this show worked just fine for children. However, like we do here at Showsotros™, we dig into any hidden meanings/messages and see what they tell us.

First episode stood out a bit: no how difficult going door-to-door is, especially since no one today will fall for any sneaky tactics just to get someone to take out their wallets, we take for granted on how much effort and time is required to help the less fortunate. While others are more serious about helping than others, we need to realize the time and dedication one puts into helping poor folks from falling off the Earth—giving them time/a chance to live and experience life. Unfortunately, there are those who help for bragging rights and pure selfishness. I'm sure you probably knew that.

Oh, by the way, the man who played Mr. Corelli? That's Greg Baker—former co-host of As Seen On, along with co-host Matt, better known as "The Vault Guys." It aired on Game Show Network back in the late nineties but it wasn't a game show; More like a series documentary showing celebrities appearing on game shows, and scarce classics that never reached air time. Nice seeing Greg still in show business.

Second episode is all about acceptance. However, the message this episode portrays doesn't have any personal connections with us regular citizens; This may as well be a personal message directed at Demi Lovato—star of Sonny With A Chance. Why? Demi stated that her circle of friends increased the moment she rose to fame. Having undergone rehab, she mentions that most of her friends weren't around helping her, leaving only a handful to stick around making sure she's okay. This tells us one question: how close are your friends? In this modern world, the quality of friendship has decreased (I say this a lot). People are much different in person than how they express themselves online. Doesn't matter if social media websites like Facebook try to make the internet an open, honest place; There'll always be a boundary, big or small, between ourself and the person/people on the other end. Do you like someone because of how they look on the pictures they share, or how they really are in person? Not everyone is famous, so using the online variable fits with this equation I'm explaining.

Third episode very much is near-similar to the second. Only difference is how well one can handle the truth. No matter how painful it may be, we're all going to know eventually. In that case, I want to know the truth why we're here—seriously.

Fourth episode is something many young teenagers think about: relationships. We can't impress everybody, and even if your partner has different interest from you, there's nothing you can do to abide/change that. It's who they are. Only problem is most teens, especially girls, won't realize this until they're much older. Robby Stewart (Bill Ray Cyrus) said it best: Miley will find a nice guy who'll accept her and everything about her. Good thing Robby didn't mention money; Miley has enough.

Not too bad for a first volume. Yes, this was my first time sitting down and watching the DVD. I don't know what else to say but I suppose if Miley was more well-behaved, she wouldn't be where she's at today. Does that make it good?

This is for you, Miley.

"My weak spot is I'm not any good at all on discipline. I've never been able to discipline any of the kids."
- Billy Ray Cyrus

Follow your dreams, follow your heart. Do what's right for you.
- Miley Cyrus

Yes, kids, do what's right for you, like diving into some interactive notebooks by Carson-Dellosa Publishing:


© 2008-2017 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

DVD Ratings

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DVD Credits


Hannah Montana

starring
Miley Cyrus

Emily Osment

Mitchel Musso

Jason Earles

And

Billy Ray Cyrus

Created by
Michael Poryes

and

Rich Correll

&

Barry O'Brien

Episode 1: Money For Nothing, Guilt For Free

Executive Producer
Steven Peterman

Executive Producer
Michael Poryes

Co-Executive Producer
Sally Lupiduss

Consulting Producer
Douglas Lieblein

Consulting Producer
Todd J. Greenwald

Produced by
Richard G. King

Written by
Heather Wordham

Directed by
Roger S. Christiansen

Associate Producers
Brian Hall
Carla Myres

Guest Starring
André Jamal Kinney     as Cooper
Shanica Knowles     as Amber
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle     as Ashley
Greg Baker     as Mr. Corelli
Morgan York     as Sarah

Co-Starring
Carla Fisher     as Reporter
Alice Lunsford     as Esther
Bianca Ruiz Brockl     as Girl

Director of Photography
Darryl Palagi

Production Designer
Jerry Dunn

Edited by
Leo Papin

Unit Production Manager
Richard G. King

First Assistant Director
Ron Paul

Second Assistant Director
Annie Simons

Casting by
Carol Goldwasser, C.S.A.
and
Howard Meltzer, C.S.A.

Original Casting by
Lisa London
&
Catherine Stroud

Score by
John Carta

Theme song written by
Matthew Gerrard
and
Robbie Nevil

Produced by
Matthew Gerrard

Theme Song Performed by
Miley Cyrus

Associate Director
Jeff Wheat

Costume Designer
Ann Major

Key Make-Up Artist
Michele Teleis

Key Hair Stylist
Brenda Blatt

Set Decorator
Karin McGaughey

Property Master
John Bozajian

Script Supervisor
Candy Artmont

Production Controller
Brett Born

Production Coordinator
Matthew Devahl

Technical Manager
Bill Conroy

Video Control
Nichelle Montgomery

Video Tape Operator
Bruce Solberg

Sound Mixer
Pete Damski

Re-Recording Mixers
Jack Donato
Josh Schneider

Camera Operators
John Dechene
Ray Gonzales
Tim Heinzel
Keith Hobelman

Electronic Laboratory™
LaserPacific

Post Production Sound Services by
LaserPacific Digital Sound Services

Taped at
Tribune Studios

"Who Said"

Written by     Matthew Gerrard
and
Robbie Nevil

Produced by     Matthew Gerrard

Image Processed by
FilmLook

©MMVI Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

It's A Laugh Productions

Michael Poryes Productions


Episode 2: Lilly, Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Executive Producers
Steven Peterman
Gary Dontzig
Michael Poryes

Produced by
Patty Gary-Cox

Teleplay by
Michael Poryes
and
Gary Dontzig
&
Steven Peterman

Story by
Michael Poryes
and
Rich Correll
&
Barry O'Brien

Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel

Associate Producers
Julie Tsutsui
Josh Greene

Guest Starring
Matt Winston     as Fermine
Corbin Bleu     as Johnny Collins
Shanica Knowles     as Amber Addison
Anna Marie Perez deTagle     as Ashley Dewitt

Co-Starring
Derek Basco     as MTB Host

Director of Photography
Alan Keith Walker

Production Designer
Jerry Dunn

Edited by
Robert Souders

Unit Production Manager
Patty Gary-Cox

First Assistant Director
Eric Dean Seaton

Second Assistant Director
Bret Warren

Casting by
Lisa London
and
Catherine Stroud

Score by
John Carta

Theme song written by
Matthew Gerrard
and
Robbie Nevil

Produced by
Matthew Gerrard

Theme Song Performed by
Miley Cyrus

Associate Director
Buzz Sapien

Costume Designer
Catherine Wagner

Key Make-Up Artist
Patricia Messina

Key Hair Stylist
Judy Crown

Set Decorator
Wendy Fine

Property Master
Julie Beattie Iiams

Script Supervisor
Carol McKechnie

Production Coordinator
Chris Phillips

Production Controller
Gary J. Charlton

Technical Director
Robert Bowen

Video Control
Jean Mason

Video Tape Operator
Rita Ruvalcava

Sound Mixer
Greg Hartstein

Re-Recording Mixers
Jack Donato
Josh Schneider

Camera Operators
Randy Baer
Jack Chisholm
Tina Levesque
Richard Price

Digital Post Production by
Encore

Post Production Sound Services by
LaserPacific Digital Sound Services

Studio Services By
Hollywood Center Studios

"This Is The Life"

Written by     Jeannie Lurie and Shari Short

Produced by     Marco Marinangeli

Image Processed by
FilmLook

©MMVI Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

It's A Laugh Productions

Michael Poryes Productions


Episode 3: Miley Get Your Gum

Executive Producer
Steven Peterman

Executive Producer
Michael Poryes

Co-Executive Producer
Sally Lapiduss

Consulting Producer
Douglas Lieblein

Consulting Producer
Todd J. Greenwald

Produced by
Richard G. King

Written by
Michael Poryes

Directed by
David Kendall

Associate Producers
Brian Hall
Carla Myres

Guest Starring
André Jamal Kinney     as Cooper
Paul Vogt     as Dontzig

Co-Starring
Kyle Kaplan     as Chad
Nathan Norman     as Guy #1
Milo Stokes     as Guy #2
Kirby Blanton     as Girl #1
Susan Berger     as Aunt Harriet
Bjorn Wild     as Beach Guy

Director of Photography
Michael Franks

Production Designer
Jerry Dunn

Edited by
Leo Papin

Unit Production Manager
Richard G. King

First Assistant Director
Ron Paul

Second Assistant Director
Annie Simons

Casting by
Carol Goldwasser, C.S.A.
and
Howard Meltzer, C.S.A.

Original Casting by
Lisa London
&
Catherine Stroud

Score by
John Carta

Theme song written by
Matthew Gerrard
and
Robbie Nevil

Produced by
Matthew Gerrard

Theme Song Performed by
Miley Cyrus

Associate Director
Jeff Wheat

Costume Designer
Ann Major

Key Make-Up Artist
Michelle Teleis

Key Hair Stylist
Brenda Blatt

Set Decorator
Karin McGaughey

Property Master
John Bozajian

Script Supervisor
Candy Artmont

Production Coordinator
Matthew Devahl

Production Controller
Brett Born

Technical Director
Bill Conroy

Video Control
Nichelle Montgomery

Video Tape Operator
Wes Quan

Sound Mixer
Pete Damski

Re-Recording Mixers
Jack Donato
Josh Schneider

Camera Operators
Devin Atwood
John Dechene
Tim Heinzel
Keith Hobelman

Electronic Laboratory™
LaserPacific

Post Production Sound Services by
LaserPacific Digital Sound Services

Studio Services By
Tribune Studios

"Just Like You"

Written and Produced by     Adam Watts and Andy Dodd

Image Processed by
FilmLook

©MMVI Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

It's A Laugh Productions

Michael Poryes Productions


Episode 4: I Can't Make You Love Hannah If You Don't

Executive Producer
Michael Poryes

Executive Producer
Steven Peterman

Co-Executive Producer
Sally Lapiduss

Consulting Producer
Douglas Lieblein

Consulting Producer
Todd J. Greenwald

Produced by
Richard G. King

Written by
Kim Friese

Directed by
Roger S. Christansan

Associate Producers
Brian Hall
Carla Myres

Guest Starring
André Jamal Kinney     as Cooper
Rae'Van Larrymore Kelly     as Oliver
Daniel Samonas     as Josh

Co-Starring
Matty Danza     as Jimmy

Director of Photography
Alan Keath Walker

Production Designer
Jerry Dunn

Edited by
Leo Papin

Unit Production Manager
Richard G. King

First Assistant Director
Ron Paul

Second Assistant Director
Annie Simons

Casting by
Carol Goldwasser, C.S.A.
and
Howard Meltzer, C.S.A.

Original Casting by
Lisa London
&
Catherine Stroud

Score by
John Carta

Theme song written by
Matthew Gerrard
and
Robbie Nevil

Produced by
Matthew Gerrard

Theme Song Performed by
Miley Cyrus

Associate Director
Jeff Wheat

Costume Designer
Ann Major

Key Make-Up Artist
Michelle Teleis

Key Hair Stylist
Brenda Blatt

Set Decorator
Karin McGaughey

Property Master
John Bozajian

Script Supervisor
Candy Artmont

Production Coordinator
Matthew Devahl

Production Controller
Brett Born

Technical Director
Bill Conroy

Video Control
Nichelle Montgomery

Video Tape Operator
Bruce Solberg

Sound Mixer
Pete Damski

Re-Recording Mixers
Jack Donato
Kevin Valentine

Camera Operators
Devin Atwood
John Dechene
Tim Heinzel
Keith Hobelman

Electronic Laboratory™
LaserPacific

Post Production Sound Services by
LaserPacific Digital Sound Services

Studio Services By
Tribune Studios

"The Other Side Of Me"

Written by     Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil

Produced by     Matthew Gerrard

Image Processed by
FilmLook

©MMVI Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

It's A Laugh Productions

Michael Poryes Productions