Weíve had this one in our home for some time as a VHS tape
that has been played over and over again as a favourite. One thing that I have
noticed is that the DVD certainly lives up to itís name, Five Alive. My kids
come to life when this is played with a number of very up tempo songs, dancing
all over the place.
Five Alive, is a wonderful DVD with some great tunes that
even the adults will love. A personal favourite would be Boom Boom Beat for
the simple fact that it is such an uptempo song that no matter how many times
it is played, the kids will respond as favourably as though the song had just
been played for the first time.
Another thing that is part of the winning formula of Hi-5
is the bright colours and the natural vibrant attitude of the entertainers.
There is never a moment when you would even consider that they are playing
down to their young enraptured audience, and the delight that they inspire has
to be seen to be believed.
As far as the actual audio video side of the review goes,
itís easy for someone like me who has seen this title on VHS umpteen times
and quite frankly was very pleased with the transfer of the video. As always
the quality of the audio sounds so crystal clear that itís a delight to listen
Quite possibly the only silly part of the whole disc is the
song Wiggle Your Gluteus Maximus (your bottom). Itís a tad silly but the kids
really donít seem to care on iota one way or the other, as long as it has a
beat they are all over it.
Other than the standard song selection there is not a great
deal to this disc in the way of extras, other than song selection, story
selection and a karaoke feature. Might sound like a lot but then you remember
that this is merely a means of accessing material that you have already viewed
during the main feature.
All things said and done, this feature is another strong
disc from both Hi-5 and Roadshow Home Entertainment. Running for 47 minutes,
it can almost be guaranteed that the kids will be asking for it to be played
over and over and over and overÖÖ
Hi-5: Five Alive