Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Depeche Mode The Videos 86 - 98|
Actors: Hildia Campbell, Anton Corbijn, Dave Fanning, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan
Directors: Martyn Atkins, Peter Care, Tamra Davis, Steve Green, Brian Griffin (II)
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
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Worth it for the prostitute alone
Angela.P | US | 12/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"That's right, a prostitute (belonging to one Martin Gore. I'll explain that in a moment).
Alright, this is the two disc collection, and not the previously released 1 disc collection. On this collection, you're still getting all the great videos included on the first release (21 videos, Stripped through Only When I Lose Myself), as well as an interview and a short film. Despite what others might say, the second disc is absolutely worth buying this for.
First of all, the second disc includes four great videos- But Not Tonight (from the Modern Girls soundtrack, so the video is interspersed with clips from the movie), Strangelove '88, One Caress (a great video, and the reason I bought this collection), and Condemnation (Paris Mix. This video, as well as One Caress, is very different from any other DM video I've seen).
The real treat on the second disc are the three mini films. Each film focuses on a different album (Violator, Songs Of Faith And Devotion, and Ultra). The band members give their thoughts and opinions of each album. I promised you a prostitute.
The second mini film, Songs Of Faith And Devotion, has an interview with Martin Gore in what I believe is his hotel room (it may be his home, but I'm not certain). During the interview, there's a knock at the door. When Martin asks "Who is it?", a trashy woman barges in. Martin looks terribly embarrassed as she says "Time is money" and he tries to shove her back out the door, telling her now isn't a good time, as he's in the middle of an interview. Martin sheepishly returns to the interviewer, who also looks embarrassed by the situation. Another reviewer here said he thinks it was a girlfriend, but I think not. The first thing out of a girlfriend's mouth ins't usually "Time is money", and people don't normally look embarrassed of their girlfriends and try to shove them out the door. In any event, it's a very amusing bit of film.
Oh, and the other mini films are good also (but just try to focus on watching them as you're still laughing from the prostitute bit).
Even if you already own the first 1 disc release, I would recommend getting this set, as the second disc contains a lot of valuable material. The only thing I wish were present on this set is the video for Halo."
Best Band for Music Videos
Angela.P | 12/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I made a list of the songs in the Depeche mode - the videos. I am reviewing this in perspective of the old release of 86>98. There is not much difference within the instrinsics of the videos.1. Intro -2. Stripped: 4/53. A Question of Lust: 1/54. A Question of Time: 3/55. Strangelove: 3/56. Never Let Me Down Again: 5/5 - I thought this video had some awsome techniques and cinematography. "We're flying high"!!!7. Behind the Wheel: 2/58. Little 15: 4/59. Everything Counts (live): 4/5 -very good filming and composite even for a live performance (non-musicvideo). 10. Personal Jesus: 3/511. Enjoy the Silence: 3/512. Policy of Truth: 3/513. World in My Eyes: 1/514. I Feel You: 2/515. Walking in my shoes: 4/516. Condemnation: 1/517. In Your Room: 2/518. Barrel of a Gun: 6/5 AWSOME!!! BY FAR THE BEST VIDEO ON 86>9819. It's no Good: 3/520. Home: 4/5 - some might argue but i thought it was cool21. Useless: 5/5 - Way cool!!! Majority of the video is taken from one camera angle 22. Only When I Lose Myself: 3/5"
Great collection, but expected better quality from DVD
Jeremy | Sacramento | 01/08/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's great to have all the later videos in one collection, but I found the audio and video quality left a lot to be desired. While I expected the videos to be grainy due to the 8 and 16mm film transfers, I felt they should at least rival their earlier "Strange" VHS releases. I actually pulled out my old VHS copy of "Strange Too" just to make sure I wasn't going crazy. I found the audio to be muffled & dull and the video to be darker and lacking definition on the DVD when doing an A/B comparison of the two. I can't believe I actually enjoyed the audio and video quality of a VHS tape better than the DVD. It's a great collection and I would recommend it, but it left me somewhat disapponted."
There are actually 4 missing videos
S. Mansoori | Dallas, Tx United States | 04/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are four videos missing from this collection. Pimpf, Never Let Me Down Again(extended version), Halo, and Clean. The songs are from the Music for the Masses and VIOLATOR era. Those are great songs! You have have to buy the Strange and Strange TOO VHS's to watch them. I don't know where you can get the extended of NLMDA, but I seen it before. Dave Gahans shoes fall off his feet and start walking on its own (pretty cool video). Are they going to release a third DM - 86>98++ dvd and include those videos? I don't want to buy this dvd a third time...I'm a little bit disappointed, they REALLY should've added them on there, but the rest of the dvd is good."