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My Chemical Romance: Life on the Murder Scene [UMD for PSP]
My Chemical Romance Life on the Murder Scene
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
2006     4hr 6min

Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 04/04/2006


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Reprise / Wea
Format: UMD for PSP - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/11/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 4hr 6min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

An Excellent Experience
Sandra Jackson | Basehor Kansas | 11/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can honestly say this CD/DVD set captured my attention from beginning to end. The Video Diary chronicles the history of My Chemical Romance from their humble beginnings to the world famous group they now are. The story is told through their own words and the words of those who know them best. It is an honest documentary that deals with their struggles including the alcoholism and drug use of lead singer Gerard Way. He overcame his additions giving hope to many young people. It is refreshing to see talented musicians who stay true to themselves and their music while deeply caring for their fans. Also included are the videos from "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge". Two videos for the song "I'm Not Okay (I Promise). One is the video normally seen and the other is a video which is great because if gives up a glimpse into the homelife of the Way brothers at the time. However, not only do you get the videos you also get the "Making of the Videos". It is so interesting to see just how much work and thought goes into making these videos. On the DVD you can also find TV Appearances and Online Performances all of which are full of energy that the band is so well known for. The CD has 11 live performances which are excellent and there is even a previously unreleased jewel titled "Desert Song" which is hauntingly beautiful. "My Chemical Romance Life on the Murder Scene" is a must for any MCR fan but I believe is a a must for any music fan"
Amazing, but not enough new stuff!
laura | UK | 05/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, so it's not a new album.
Two new songs at most, unless you don't have one of the albums.

That said, the video diary is a stroke of genius: so often cds end up at the back of the cupboard, not because the music's no good by because you just can't identify with the band. The video diary here makes sure that's never going to happen: brutally honest, beautiful and full of hope: this is the story of MCR's life to date, and it's yet another reason to love them. The video diary shows MCR for what they are: five totally flawed, but at the end of the day, nice guys. This was probably my favourite part!

The other dvd is also great...the live performances show just how amazing they are live (Gerard's!), and the TV and online performances serve as a reminder of just how popular (and rightly so!) they've become. The videos and "making of..." videos are excellent, like an extension of the video diary: funny, informative, and honest. My one problem with this dvd is it plays "I'm not okay" way too many times: I know it's their most famous song, but after a while it gets ridiculous.

The cd contains the highlights of the second dvd, plus 2 new songs. "Bury me in Black" was an additional song on "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" in Japan and, makes me wish I was Japanese. Great song, and inkeeping with the whole of that album, too. "Desert Song" is a huge surprise: I don't usually associate MCR with slow songs but they pull this off brilliantly, with their usual blend of beautiful guitars and Gerard Way's wonderful, angst-ridden vocals singing bittersweet lyrics right to your heart.

My biggest worry about "Life on the Murder Scene" is that, as a loyal MCR fan, I totally cannot wait for their third album. Whilst LOTMS is great, interesting, exciting, beautiful, honest and well-produced, if the making of it has at all impacted on the time limit for the next album then...well, it's not worth it.

As a filler in between albums, it's inspired, and I love it.
But if it's been released instead of the third album, and there's going to be a between-album type gap before the third album, then I'm sorely disappointed.

Because as entertaining and heart-warming as Life on the Murder Scene is, nothing can beat new music, and there just isn't that much of it here."
Excellent DVD
Musicbookfan | 04/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a *really* good DVD - if you're a My Chem fan you'll enjoy every minute.If you want to know more about this band, stay off the internet [as a source for MCR info]and take a look at this DVD. There's a story to tell here and it's told well. Nice pace, it's not frantic and all over the place. The video diary is arranged in chapters; you can watch it straight through or pick chapters to review, just like a movie DVD. I probably don't seem like a "typical" MCR fan [whatever that is supposed to be, anyway],but because their music is so real it has a broader appeal than one would initially expect. Watching this DVD is great because it shows you how they put it all together [and keep it together]. Nice! Enjoy this one - definitely."
Drowning Instructor | 08/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the greatest video diary ever! It helps you understand MCR and the trials that they went through to become such an amazing band. It's worth every penny you spend on it. This is a must have for any My Chem fan."