Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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Great Performance, Poor Editing
Pocho | California | 01/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This would have been 5 Stars. Mana gives a great live show!!
But...the mind-numbing editing knocks off a star. Not only does the camera changes angle every 2 seconds, but you see a camera shot from a totally different concert every 2 seconds. It will make your head spin.
For example, in less than 10 seconds you will see in one shot Fher has red pants on with a leather jacket, the next shot he has dark pants with a white Bob Marley T-shirt on, then he's holding a microphone, now he's playing a guitar. They're playing in a soccer stadium, 2 seconds later you see they're playing indoors, now they're playing in a plaza, etc. It's dizzying.
If they would have just filmed it all in one concert, or just stay in the same venue for the entire song, then switch venues after each song, then the realism of actually being there would have been much stronger.
An Excellent DVD
Charles D. Simmons | Dallas, TX USA | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is excellent!
It has a couple of drawbacks like not displaying in Wide Screen format and not being able to select a song from the chapter list, but there's so much more on it than the other DVD, that I would buy this one hands down over the MTV DVD. I have both and I definitely like this one better.
(Not being able to select a song from the chapter list is due to the fact that all songs are in one chapter. The other 5 or so chapters are full of other information about the group.)
The MTV DVD seems so sanitized, like they are playing for a group of senior citizens and don't want to get anyone's heart rate going. This one is not like that at all.
Really, this DVD is cool. The video switches around a bit, showing clips of the same concert given in a dozen different cities. It's really great to check out how they change the setup each time they give a concert, but still pull the songs off flawlessly.
This DVD is much longer than I had expected and has most of Mana's best hits. The DVD from MTV seemed like it only showcased their mellower songs.
Captions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish are provided. If you are a native English speaker, that feature alone makes it worth buying.
Honestly, there's so much material on this DVD I haven't even had a chance to look at it all.
It's really an awesome DVD. I recommend that if you are a dedicated Mana fan, like me, go buy this DVD first.
The song "Mi Religion" was performed with the famous Italian singer, Zucchero. What an awesome performance!
Go buy the DVD. I doubt you will be sorry.
Fulfillment of my Long Anticipation
E. Joe | 11/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just as I had dreamed and wished and hoped for so long ever since I
saw Maná live in concert in El Campello, Spain, in May 2003, Maná has
released a new DVD, called "Acceso Total - Giro Mundial" (Total Access
- World Tour for those of you who don't habla español).
I own the DVD of Maná's MTV Unplugged concert. Other than that, they
don't appear to have any other decent DVDs available. I think there
may be a rare DVD of their crappy videos from the 80s. Their songs
were great, mind you, but their music videos from that period were
ANYWAY, this is the item I have dreamed of ever since I attended the
concert. Now the rest of you can have a small taste of what it's like
to see Maná live. And I can relive the moment over and over again
(not exactly, as I doubt they filmed the particular concert I
attended, since it took place in a field of dirt in a small town).
Looking forward to a new album from them in the new year, too..."
Choppy editing. but good music
Michael Patrón | San Ramon, CA | 06/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Maná has been popular for many years and their musical range is extensive - everything from gentle ballads to fiery latin rhythms. The songs that are performed on this DVD are excerpts taken from various concerts around the world. As can usually be expected when live concerts are recorded, the sound quality is usually inferior to the studio-produced CD. Although the instrumentals sometimes suffer as a result, the lead singer's voice manages to shine through. Other than the songs themselves, there is additional interview footage and information about the band (their background, etc.) It is in these sections where the editing is sloppy and the content somewhat uninteresting. However, I feel the main reason that anyone would want to buy this DVD is to see Maná perform the music they have come to love. In this respect, the DVD is a worthwhile purchase. I, myself, have never seen the band perform but love their music. This DVD satisfied my curiosity."