Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Berlin - Intimate|
Actors: Berlin, Terri Nunn
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The '80s pop group Berlin went south about the time the wall of the same name was razed. Now one of them has returned--and it ain't the one with a Checkpoint Charlie. No, former sex kitten (now sex cat?) Terri Nunn is back... more »
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Audio Quality is criminally bad. Nunn deserved better.
T. Wilson | Lexington, KY United States | 02/17/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Others have written full reviews so I will just add one warning to potential buyers-- the quality of the sound engineering work is absolutely shameful. Unforgivable. Nunn's voice is muffled and horribly compressed and, unfortunatley, the better your system the WORST it will sound. Trust me. This beautiful performer, and her bandmates, deserved so much more. Go ahead and purchase if, like myself, you are a big fan-- I am certainly going to keep my copy unless a well-recorded Berlin concert DVD comes out.... just know what you are getting. Good Luck!"
Decent DVD of a great band...
bemused01 | Florida | 12/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure why everyone seems to be giving this such poor reviews... I didn't have any problems with the audio or picture quality. The dvd is a lot more stripped down and basic feeling then the releases of more well known acts that are flooding the market today but it is hardly "amateurish." I saw Berlin for the first time this past October and was totally blown away by Terri's stage presence. There seem to be less and less performers out there today who truly seem to love what they do and have the massive talent to back up their efforts. Terri is one of those talented (wow, can she sing!) and charismatic few who can truly and honestly connect with her audience.This dvd did a fairly good job of capturing what the band sounds like live. The only performance here I didn't truly enjoy was their cover of Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show" which I thought disrupted the flow and feel of the performance that was captured for this particular show --I have no idea why there were scantily clad hired dancers prancing around the stage with Terri and her backup vocalist. But I still enjoyed it very much and consider it a great buy for both casual and hardcore Berlin fans."
headshot-from-oz | Sydney, Australia. | 01/29/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I love Berlin - and have done since I heard No More Words when it was first released.I love Terri Nunn - she is STILL sexy, and has a great rock voice.The quality of this DVD, however, is APPALLING!Playing in DTS doesn't make the slightest of difference. The mixing sounds like its been done by an amateur, and the video looks like its been shot on a series of home video cameras.I have many music DVD's, and honestly, this is the worst quality in my collection - lucky I'm a fan otherwise I would send it back!Another annoying thing is they seem to have resorted to a technique a lot of older music videos used - an interview between tracks. The beauty of a DVD is you can skip to menus and sub-menus to CHOOSE what you want to watch. Mind you, Terri's words were quite interesting,, but not in the middle of the songs PLEASE!
Overall, the production of this DVD is AMATEURISH at best. Very, very unfortunate as Terri Nunn and Berlin are a great band this DVD does not do them justice AT ALL!"
Average Release. Some Ups and Downs.
William F. Thompson | Altamonte Springs, Florida United States | 12/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD release by the band probably best known for Take My Breath Away from the Top Gun Soundtrack has some pluses and minuses. As far as the positives, lead singer and sole remaining original member Terri Nunn looks as great as ever. The set list is a good representation of the bands output and the musicians are fairly good. As far as the other, I have to disagree with the reviewer who thought there were 15 people in the audience. I think it was actually around 20. The audience for the most part looked like a bunch of aspiring models around 20 years old which would have put most of them in pre-school when Berlin had its heyday so I doubt they grew up being fans. The audience did seem to come alive though during the second song, The Metro, which is one of the band's more rocking numbers. You could almost hear the audience saying, "Hey, these guys are pretty good. What's their name again?" As far as the sound mix I didn't experience the volume changes that some other reviewers described but I listened to it on the DTS 5.1 mix and maybe the problems were on the Dolby Tracks. I did think the overall mix could have used some improving though, especially the drums. Although most of the drums sounded ok, when the drummer hit the one Tom Tom in the front it sounded like he was hitting a plastic trash can. Overall, if you are a Berlin fan I would recommend to consider adding this to your collection but if not your money will probably be better spent elsewhere. Hopefully the band will consider putting out another live concert release in front of their own fans and maybe include their 80's videos as an extra."