DVDs Unwrapped - Step Up 2: The Streets

Despite the fact that this is the "Dance-Off Edition" of Step Up 2 (for whatever that's worth -- there doesn't appear to be a non-Dance-Off Edition available), it should be noted that there is no dance-along footage on this DVD, like I figured there would be. I mean, I presumed that since High School Musical had a DVD where you could learn the choreography, the name "Dance-Off Edition" implied that there would be some sort of tutorial, but no.

My annoyance with the packaging and misleading marketing aside, this was a fine DVD, filled with a nice array of bonus features and some fun Easter egg-hunting to be had. If you haven't seen the flick, it's basically the same as the original Step Up, but everything is reversed. Instead of the boy being the rebellious breaker trying to get into the FAME-like academy in Baltimore, it's the girl. Instead of trying to get into the big school performance-thing and wow the stiff, upper-class audiences with a blend of contemporary and hip-hop, the odd couple are taking it to the streets (like the Doobie Brothers!) and forming a crew where they'll compete against real "street" dancers, who don't like people not from the neighborhood crashing their illegal parties.

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