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Inside Rainbow 1975-1979 - A Critical Review
Inside Rainbow 1975-1979 - A Critical Review
Actor: Rainbow
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     0hr 55min

This is the long awaited critical review of their music during the crucial period from 1975-1979 when the creative partnership of Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio tood the band to the top of the rock world. This uniq...  more »


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Actor: Rainbow
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, DTS
Studio: Classic Rock Legends
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Not A pot Of Gold at The End
GLENN LEVY | Chicago | 11/20/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Well what can I say except I'm so dissapointed in this expensive, short and utterly worthless DVD. What we have here is a bunch of english press, and wanna be players talking about their Idol Ritchie Blackmore. 55 minutes of blah blah, he's so great, he's the best and so on ad nausium. Sadly not one whole tune is played during the whole thing. Its 20 second clips with tons of the same tired commentary over and over. This is not a concert DVD with all his best years like I thought, it's talkathon. for 23 dollars insane. I'm about as unhappy as I can be with this DVD as I have ever been with any I have ever bought. The description was sorely lacking here at Amazon, so I had no idea what I was in for. Stay away at all costs, unless you want to use it to bore you to sleep. This type of DVD should never be sold, its misleading and overpriced, in the future I will stay away from CLASSIC ROCK PRODUCTIONS LTD. It seems they have made other stinkers like this about some of the other classic bands and solo artists. I think they have a lot of nerve selling this, at any price.
Don't catch this Rainbow
E. Battershell | Bryant, Arkansas | 11/28/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I'ts rare that I submit a review, but I felt I must express my disappointment in this overpriced DVD, there was only 20-30 seconds of live concert footage from just a select handfull of Dio era Rainbow songs (this DVD was not done with band approval) basiclly it's a bunch of overly zealous fans giving their opinions on how great a guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is, in the end, I neither saw or learned anything new from this DVD that I didn't already know.

I can only wish that someday the complete Rainbow 1977 concert will be released on DVD."
A major disappointment
James M. Hare | Western South Jersey, USA | 12/07/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Just adding to the two reviews already here, this DVD (and it's companions from this outfit) are little more than commentary by several (to me, at least) unknown British musicians from a band called "Autumn Wind" who wax eloquent about how great and underappreciated RB and Rainbow is/was/will be, interspersed with maybe 20 to 30-second concert clips in between.

I fell for this scam and bought BOTH Rainbow DVDs. A total waste of money.

I thought it was great for what it was
Fortizymo | Salinas, CA | 04/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Inside Rainbow 1975-79 is like the other Insider DVD's about various rock bands: several critics & musicians speak glowingly about the band in question interspersed with video, audio and various pics of the band in question. The DVD starts with an analysis of Ritchie himself including some shockingly intense video. This goes on for the first 10 minutes or so. I liked it. I thought that the commentary was on the mark and agreed with the person who said that Ritchie was "criminally undervalued" and "highly evolved." What follows is a review of each of the Dio-led Rainbow albums cutting back to live video ending by giving the album 1 through 5 stars. Yes, most of the musicians and critics we don't know about here in the US but Dougie (Doogie) White, lead singer for the reconstituted and now defunct Rainbow (Stranger in us All album, which is truly magnificent) and other rock bands speaks the truth when he says that "Blackmore is the finest rock guitarist of his generation." Yes the only live video is from the Germany 1977 show. Dio led video is extremely rare. However, it sounds better than the boot I have and I like the way they show the better parts. The promo videos are from the Long Live Rock n Roll era. No this is not a concert. It's a review and critique on one of the most influential and best rock bands of all time: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow!!"