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Inside Black Sabbath: A Critical Review  1970-1992
Inside Black Sabbath A Critical Review 1970-1992
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     1hr 0min

This is the long awaited critical review of the music of Black Sabbath on record, on film and on stage. Using rare previously unreleased film of the original Ozzy Osbourne line-up from 1971 never before available on DVD, t...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Osbourne, Ozzy, DTS
Studio: Classic Rock Legends
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/14/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Subtitles: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Francisco Cortes | San Juan, Puerto Rico USA | 01/16/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you really want a good review about Sabbath's history buy the two volumes of Black Sabbath Story witch contains great video songs, band member's interview, description over the years and the criticism of two great critics.
This movie only contains a full criticism of Black Sabbath's years and singers, the video songs were interrupted every time for the blah, blah, blah, the original members of the band doesn't appear in this movie and the worst of all there were not famous bands like Pantera, Sepultura, Carnibal Corpse, Rob Zombie, Manson and Metallica talking about their inspiration and opinions.

P.S: Im a huge fan of Sabbath, so don't think that every fan of Sabbath would like this movie.

the dark | las vegas,nv usa | 01/21/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Pure and simple garbage and waste of money! every aspect is an insult to our intelligence. and all those responsible for the release of this bomb should be arrested for legalized thievery!"
Has some interesting insight, but lackluster and FULL OF ERR
Johnny Angel | Chicago, IL United States | 10/09/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"For such an in-depth Sabbath fanatic (of all eras) like myself, I would have to say this did keep my interest for the hour or so it is. The critics and the commentary will hold your interest, but the serious Sabbath fan will still be left with much disappointment and will recognize many errors, some of which I will list below, for the casual Sabbath fan who might want to get more in-depth will all eras of the band, and may not understand some of the flaws..

- The DVD states this is inside Black Sabbath from 1970-1992, though Dehumanizer (1992, w/ Dio) is omitted, and the panel only discusses a select few albums from between those years, even some of the better Ozzy albums are omitted.

- The panel makes mention of/slags Cross Purposes (1994), which came out after 1992 obviously. Cross Purposes, for you newcomers, was a great album and had a fantastic album and touring Sabbath line-up.

- While discussing the Tony Martin era, they use footage from the Cross Purposes tour, which again took place in 1994. However, it is MISLABELED as being shot in 1992 (again, the casual Sabbath fan might not even recognize this). This is incorrect, as A. I saw this tour and it was definitely in 1994, and B. Sabbath was touring with DIO in 1992.

- In relation to the footage used with Tony Martin in 1994, better footage of the Martin years COULD and SHOULD have been used, ie. stuff from the Headless Cross or Tyr tours would have been more complimentary here. Not only does the Cross Purposes tour of 1994 not fit the timeline for this DVD, but Tony Martin was sick much of this tour, and overall was shaky, especially on the footage they use from the Cross Purposes Live DVD in England. Last but not least, the panel then comments negatively at times on some of the classic Ozzy-songs that Tony does with the band at this exact show...duhh, he wasn't feeling his best so naturally the output may have been bad?

- The panel makes mention to Dio "making two records with Black Sabbath", he actually made three (Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules, and Dehumanizer), all which fit the 1970-1992 DVD timeline. If you count the Live Evil cd of 1982, that equals 4.

- Last but not least, nothing is mentioned about the FANTASTIC Born Again LP from 1983 with Ian Gillan, nothing from Seventh Star (1986 - turbulent time for band and line-up changes, but still a GREAT record), and Eternal Idol (1987). It is as if these eras didn't even exist, which is a total travesty.

If you want to spend 20 bucks, you may enjoy this. But there are better and more informational Sabbath dvds and books out there that hold more water."
F. Burock | 02/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I like this dvd merely because it includes footage i've never seen before of the original sabbath, including 1974's cal jam and i believe the 1970 paris show. the sound & picture quality is excellent. The critics, all british, seem to know what they're talking about. The only one i recognized was neil murray, who was a member of sabbath in the late 1980's. My main gripes with it are a lack of song detail, no mention of ian gillian's 1983 album born again with sabbath or dio's 1992 dehumanizer album(it does say 1970-1992) and far, far too much dicussion on the singers of black sabbath, especially tony martin, and not nearly enough on the real father of metal, tony iommi. i realize they only have an hour or so of time, but they should have split this into two dvds(ozzy & post ozzy), similar to what they did for pink floyd. As this is unauthorized and does have alot of original music in it, i wouldn't wait too long to purchase this before the witch, sharon osbourne, gets her hooks into it for her cut and they stop making it."