ONCE was excited to hear that TWICE was releasing a concert DVD from their III tour, but fans’ excitement waned after they realized that the DVD will not show Jeongyeon performing on stage.
On April 26, JYP Entertainment announced that the company was releasing the concert DVD from TWICE’s Seoul concert. The group kicked off their III tour with 2 shows in Seoul on December 25 and 26, 2021.
TWICE 4TH WORLD TOUR 'Ⅲ' IN SEOUL
DVD & BLU-RAY
— TWICE (@JYPETWICE) April 26, 2022
Jeongyeon did not perform with the other members at the Seoul concerts due to health issues, and her absence from the shows was announced by JYP Entertainment ahead of the two shows.
Although she wasn’t able to participate in the Seoul concerts, Jeongyeon performed during TWICE’s entire US tour and during all 3 of the Tokyo concerts.
Because there are so many OT9 tour performances that include Jeongyeon, some fans are questioning why JYP Entertainment decided to release an 8-member performance as the official concert DVD.
THEY REALLY USE THE CONCERT IN SEOUL FOR DVD WHEN THERE ARE OT9 CONCERT
— kiah (@sanattlgi) April 26, 2022
— ♡ (@jeongyeonswifts) April 26, 2022
US version: All of TWICE’s members were there and had fun together with ONCEs who were cheering loudly for them. They performed really a lot of songs and also encore stage songs as well. Beautiful moments of the nine members together with the people who love them. pic.twitter.com/0vjnhmjOOY
— Allison Deliva (Get Well Soon, Sana!) 💜 (@AllisonDeliva) April 27, 2022
Fans also wondered why the company released a concert DVD with Christmas songs and costumes. The Seoul shows were performed on Christmas and the day after Christmas, so the members wore Christmas costumes during the encores. During the other shows, however, they wore tour merch. Some fans believe releasing footage of the members in their tour merch would be preferable and much more timeless than the footage of the members in their seasonal costumes.
no fr this is pissing me off they did how many ot9 shows here with loud ass crowds but they’re gonna sell a DVD with Christmas songs a clapping audience and ot8… help me understand bc this is really brain dead and just bad marketing
— ♡ (@jeongyeonswifts) April 26, 2022
Jeongyeon does appear in behind-the-scenes footage from the DVD preview video, so ONCE will be able to see her in some scenes included on the DVD. However, the clips do not compare to seeing her perform on stage with the other 8 members. ONCE also noticed that a Jeongyeon photocard is included in the concert DVD package, but her photocard is not included in the Blu-Ray version of the same concert.
Although fans are disappointed that the DVD won’t include footage of Jeongyeon performing on stage with her fellow members, many ONCEs are hopeful that JYP Entertainment will later release a DVD of the Tokyo concerts or the US concerts. TWICE is set to make history as the first K-Pop girl group to perform at a stadium in the United States during their 2 encore concerts in Los Angeles, so fans are optimistic that the company may release a DVD of their historic performances.
Manifesting JYP makes a tour dvd for LA or something, I’ve I’m going to buy my first twice tour dvd, I wanna make sure it’s OT9
— smol ♡ (@smolarchive) April 27, 2022
they’re probably planning to create DVDs for seoul,US,and tokyo dome concerts
it’s just that they are releasing the seoul concert first
i know it’s sad that jeongyeon wasn’t able to participate during this time (but her health is more important)@JYPETWICE pls make DVDs with OT9 https://t.co/BBxm693nVw
— Mae (メイ) (@itsmae522) April 27, 2022
While some fans are hopeful that an OT9 DVD is on the way, other fans believe that the company may have only been able to professionally film the Seoul concerts, which would mean that an OT9 DVD would be impossible to make unless the Los Angeles encore concerts will be professionally filmed.
They only had professional video footage from their Seoul concert.
This is not an excuse, just an explanation. They could have invested more effort and money and have an OT9 DVD or they could have scrapped the idea.
It is up to fans to decide if they will support this monetarily.
— Data Twice 🎊 (@Data_Twice) April 26, 2022
JYP Entertainment acknowledged that Jeongyeon will not appear in the footage from the Seoul concert in the product description for the DVD. They wrote, “The DVD was produced during the Seoul concert where member Jeongyeon was unable to participate due to various situations. As it was a measure taken with her health in mind, we ask for the fans’ understanding.”
Meanwhile, some fans have decided to boycott the DVD altogether to express their disappointment that JYP Entertainment chose to release an 8-member DVD instead of a DVD that includes all members.
[Boycott of Twice III OT8 DVD/Bluray]
We've made several concessions after a series of OT8 releases by JYPE but this time, we feel compelled to express our disappointment with yet another OT8 release from the agency.@JYPETWICE @jypnation pic.twitter.com/Oc7YtMHBEq
— JeongyeonUnion | SLOW (@JeongyeonUnion) April 26, 2022