Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
olofpalme63 | auf der flucht! | 02/01/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
Makes you wonder that if Falco were alive today, would he have authorized the title of this DVD, or even release it for that matter? When you take into consideration how plentiful the omissions are here. "Everything" seems grossly overstated. Starring in the film "Heldon Von Heute" (originally aired on Austrian television back in the mid 80's), which was basically a compilation of all his promo video's from his classic 1984 release "Junge Roemer". The end result of that project could only be considered one of the first video LP's ever produced. Trumping "Everything" into oblivion. Although "Young Romans" survives the cut here, nothing else from the film is spared with the exception of a video "re-edit" of the Bowie-esque song "Heroes Of Today". Rendering Falco's 1986 (A&M records "Falco:Rock Me Falco") VHS release a collectors treasure in the purist sense of the word simply because it contains the original versions of "Der Kommissar" and "Vienna Calling".
However, this release is worth seeking out for the alternative version of "Young Romans" and of course, a pristine copy of the video smash "Rock Me Amadeus" goes without say. But that's about it for those of you who remembered Falco from the old A&M days. What I mean to say is; you won't see rarities like "On The Run" or "Ganz Wien" from his brilliant first release, 1982's "Einzelhaft". Upon viewing this DVD, it became abundantly clear to me that the producers of this compilation (aptly called "The Torpedo Twins") Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher weren't really aware of (...or, would rather forget) Falco prior to the 1990's. So, if you enjoyed Falco's "Egoist" days, then this compilation of video's will certainly satisfy you. As it contains gems like "Out Of The Dark", "No Time For Revolution" and the gritty "Push! Push!". For "Everything" else, you'll have to look for the bootleg release of "Everything Else". Which oh by the way...contains everything else.
Mel Po | USA | 02/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although the title "Everything" is misleading, it's still a wonderful DVD. It has a nice documentary (complete with subtitles for those of us who don't speak German) and a different version of Der Kommisar that I hadn't seen before.
Great for Falco fans!"