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Janet: The Velvet Rope (1998)

Janet live in concert for the final-stop of the Velvet Rope tour.

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David Mallet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Jackson ... Herself (as Janet)
Michael Andrews Michael Andrews ... Himself - Dancer
Tyce Diorio ... Himself - Dancer (as Keith Diorio)
Gil Duldulao Gil Duldulao ... Himself - Dancer
Teresa Espinosa ... Herself - Dancer
Shawnette Heard Shawnette Heard ... Herself - Dancer
Kelly Konno ... Herself - Dancer
Tina Landon ... Herself - Dancer
Nicole Pantenburg ... Herself - Dancer (as Nikki Pantenburg)
Robert Vinson Robert Vinson ... Himself - Dancer
David Barry David Barry ... Himself - Band
Lil' Jon Roberts Lil' Jon Roberts ... Himself - Band (as John Roberts)
Rex Salas Rex Salas ... Himself - Band
Terry Santiel Terry Santiel ... Himself - Band
Sam Sims Sam Sims ... Himself - Band
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Janet live in concert for the final-stop of the Velvet Rope tour.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinun tähtesi: Janet Jackson See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The tour's logo is a variation of Akan symbol the Sankofa, meaning "you can't move into the future until you understand your past." Jackson tattooed the symbol onto her wrist and used the image frequently throughout the tour's promotional imagery. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here... Damn It! (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Wait Awhile/Again
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"Let's Wait Awhile" segment written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis and Melanie Andrews
"Again" segment written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) and Terry Lewis
Performed by Janet Jackson
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a slow start good middle section slow end
22 December 2002 | by joltjohnSee all my reviews

As captured during this Madison Square Garden presentation of her Velvet Rope tour this lavish two-hour concert special, originally produced for HBO, offers ample proof of Janet Jackson's fierce ambitions. Whitney, Celine, and Mariah can run circles around her small, sweet voice, but Janet brings a tough, muscular power to her live performances that none of those peers can approach, storming through myriad set and costume changes, and sustaining an aerobic pace through elaborate dance routines. .. This is a spectacular production of lights, dance, energy, and of course Janet's total control of the stage. Janet brings her distinctive vocals, sweet melodies and harder-edged dance rhythms to these songs: Velvet Rope, If, You, Let's Wait Awhile/Again, Control medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done For Me Lately/Nasty/Throb, Escapade medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do [Without You], Alright, I Get Lonely, Anytime Anyplace, Rope Burn, Black Cat, What About, Rhythm Nation, Special, That's the Way Love Goes, Got 'Til It's Gone, Go Deep, Together Again. This show also has Jackson's own flavor of soft-core erotica(the "Rope Burn" sequence, in which an ecstatic male fan is lashed to a chair and gets to watch his favorite sex object pole-dance). and she fronts a formidable battalion of dancers, singers, and musicians to make her points. While it's obvious that the musical performances have been nipped, tucked, and polished to an acceptable sheen, Janet earns her props through sheer willpower. . However as I think Janet Jackson has alot of Energy on stage but I found this show was Borderline on Good&Badl ( i didn't get into the concert until the Jester segment started and it lost me during the final part which started with the song SPECIAL). I Applaud the Energy and Drive She has but Her Vocals don't Hold up for long and Certain Songs work while others don't. Janet's performance was glitzy... but sadly something was missing that final sparkle, ...my advice is puchase Janet's later DVDS... 7/10


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