HANNAH MONTANA: ONE IN A MILLION
MOVIE: *** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: *1/2 (out of 5)
Miley Cyrus as HANNAH MONTANA/MILEY STEWART
Emily Osment as LILLY TRUSCOTT
Jason Earles as JACKSON STEWART
Billy Ray Cyrus as ROBBIE STEWART
Mitchel Musso as OLIVER OKEN
Studio: Disney Channel
BY KEVIN CARR
The first “Hannah Montana” DVD came out with very little fanfare. The next one with a little more recognition. Now we’re in the fourth DVD release of select episodes of the hit Disney Channel show, and I would imagine these are flying off the shelves.
Coinciding with a concert tour that has crushed records and a 3D theatrical extravaganza of the show, the “Hannah Montana” wave seems to have no end in sight. However, this DVD isn’t going to give you any quick access to the show, the concert or anything outside of what you can get on basic cable.
Still, if you like the show, here’s a DVD to pick up. Unfortunately, it looks like the Mouse House is going to be following its “That’s So Raven” template of releasing a handful of episodes on DVD without dropping entire seasons on the public like they did with “Lizzie Maguire.”
The “One in a Million” DVD contains four episodes of the show. One features Miley’s best friend’s mom (played by Heather Locklear, who incidentally played Hilary Duff’s mom in a movie a few years back) who has a crush on Miley’s dad. Another episode provides some cross-promotion for the Hannah Montana concert with the Jonas Brothers as guest stars who steal the attention of Miley’s dad.
The third episode heightens Hannah Montana’s feud with teen idol Mikayla (Selena Gomez). The final episode features a feud between Miley’s relatives played by Vicki Lawrence and Dolly Parton.
The DVD comes with a featurette that highlights the top 10 Disney Channel character feuds, hosted by Miley’s on-screen little brother Jason Earles. Of course, these feuds aren’t really famous beyond this DVD and serve to cross-pollinate other available releases. (You’ll notice that they don’t include feuds from vintage shows like “The Famous Jett Jackson.”)
Other features include some expected music videos from Hannah Montana as well as a bonus episode of “That’s So Raven.” Ugh… I just can’t escape that girl.