Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
With their girlie costumes and powder white makeup, raw guitar riffs and frontman Brian Molkos distinctive voice, Placebo have been described by some as a glam version of Nirvana, with influences from sources as diverse as... more »
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Di | United States | 07/09/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I, like the rest of the reviewers, bought this DVD because I am a huge Placebo fan and it is extremely hard to find cool Placebo stuff in the U.S. I read some of the reviews and basically blew them off because I wanted to indulge in Placebo. I was a tad wrong.
This DVD is an unauthorized production meaning there is NO music or live performances of Placebo, which is terrible because that is why I like them for their music, not their image. The music which they got to play is the back ground was TERRIBLE!!! I was really hoping for a Pure Morning or Taste in Men to bust out but no. The DVD is basically a hour long bio-pic that is done with a cheesy british woman voice over and people who knew Placebo from way back when or people who have never even met them.
Sure some of the pictures are pretty cool. And I will say the three interviews of Brian were nice to see since us in the U.S. don't get to see any of that stuff.
What I also didn't like about the DVD was the fact that it was all based around Brian. Sure, Brian is a great front man, but Stef and Steve are apart of Placebo too. That's why they are a BAND not a solo act.
So if you are a new Placebo fan it might be a good buy to see how they became, but if not, you'll know basically everything said on the DVD. Before buying I'd do some research and read some reviews to see if it's worth you're money.
Because I am a H-core Placebo fan and I knew everything on the DVD, if I could go back, I probably wouldn't have boughten it."
A disappointment to any placebo fan
aria | 10/17/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"this was complete rubbish. it was like watching the worlds worst made true hollywood story. if you put together all the rare instances where you actually hear or see the band (hardly ever), youd get about 3 minutes. the rest is 2 scary looking guys talking about them. the music they use is terrible, its not even placebo. and then theres some silly girl on it talking about what she thinks of placebo. who cares? this dvd is the worst, i suggest that you never buy anything by the label Chrome Dreams, its always terrible."
Don't Even Think About It
Eris | USA | 09/17/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Just Terrible. I was bored. I already knew all the information on the DVD. As a matter of fact, I didn't even finish watching it. That's how lame it was. It was just badly done. It made me want to cry that PLACEBO wasn't actually on the DVD. PLEASE, don't buy this. Go get something better with your money. This doesn't even deserve a 1."
mel | NY, NY | 07/02/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with the review above this one. I myself bought it just because it's Placebo-related and Placebo stuff are sort of rare, especially in the States. I had no high hopes for this DVD, so when I finally watched it, I wasn't too disappointed. Almost all of the "new" pictures are floating around the internet somewhere and very loyal fans probably already have said pictures taped on their walls. The interviews were somewhat amusing, but provided little to no new information on the band.
Mostly, you should decided if you want to buy it or not. I bought because I'm a fan of Placebo and knew that the DVD would turn out crappy.
If you're a new fan then you should buy the DVD, especially their other one, Once More With Feeling. You'll get a head start on pictures and grab a few fun facts about Placebo along the way.
Also, I'm kind of infuriated that they only had a picture of Brian Molko (frontman) on the DVD cover. It's a band, so where are Stefan and Steve?!"