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Motley Crue: VH1 Behind the Music
Motley Crue VH1 Behind the Music
Actors: Jim Forbes, David Wild, Rick Rubin, Ralph Rieckermann, Russell Simmons
Directors: Christian Santiago, James Flint, Paulina Williams, Will Harper
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     1999

Who better than L.A.'s tattooed bad boys Motley Crue to represent the sordid but compelling brew of sex, drugs, and debauchery that personifies VH-1's Behind the Music? In a tale told (in 2000) through interviews, film cli...  more »

     
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Actors: Jim Forbes, David Wild, Rick Rubin, Ralph Rieckermann, Russell Simmons
Directors: Christian Santiago, James Flint, Paulina Williams, Will Harper
Creators: Aliyah Silverstein, Brad Bernstein, Greg Heller
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Bowie, David, Osbourne, Ozzy, Motley Crue, Hard Rock & Metal, Classic Rock, Television, Educational, Documentary, Biography
Studio: Beyond Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/14/1999
Release Year: 1999
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Don't Blame the Crue!
Ron S. Daschmans | Sacramento, CA | 12/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It appears that Amazon.com has linked the description of the highly anticipated Video Hits Collection with this Behind the Music Edition. This is the DVD version of the Motley Crue: VH1 Behind The Music (with additional footage). It includes one music video - Motley Crue's single "Enslaved". As mentioned above this DVD title has additional footage, scene access, a music video, discography, and interactive menu. The running time of this DVD is 65 Minutes. The video transcription to DVD is very good. Remember however, that you're dealing with some older video footage of varying quality here. The video quality of the music video is comperable to that of a hand held camcorder. It looks like bootleg concert footage, but hey it's art! It's supposed to look that way! The interview segments with Nikki, Tommy, Vince, Mick and other music industry people, on the other hand are very sharp, crisp and focused - especially the Sixx interview footage. This is my favorite "Behind the Music" episode - and it's even better without the commercials and narative redundancy (if you've seen the show you know what I mean). If you love the Crue, I highly recommend it. If you are just learning about the Crue, this should be "required reading material"!"
Buyer Beware!
CaptHowdy | 12/17/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This title was originally advertised as the "Video Collection" and was supposed to contain all the classic Crue videos in Dolby Digital 5.1. Instead, it is simply a repackaging of the VH1 Behing The Music special and the sound is only 2.0. This is a huge let-down!"
The Honest Motley Truth
CaptHowdy | Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada | 04/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"An excellent documentary on the history of Motley Crue. The quality of the picture and sound is great. The only thing I wish they had done was to remove the editing on this DVD. In the U.S. apparently VH1 is a television show or something, but I've never heard of it in Canada. The editing should have been fine for television, but on DVD, they could have removed the beeps over the foul language and distortion over the nudity.Other than that this is the DVD to get if you are a Crue fan, or interested in the history of 80/90's metal/rock bands.This is not a hype DVD like Uncensored or anything like that. This seriously follows the life of the members of Motley Crue. Each member had a great story to tell. Vince Neil's daughter & car accident, the celebrity marriages, drug overdoses, arrests, it's all here, and told honestly."
Motley Crue Tells All...
Sean Parauka | Orange, CT United States | 08/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've watched this DVD about 5x and this is one of the greatest Behind The Music episodes I have ever seen. Motley Crue takes for a ride on the wild side and tells you everything from the beginning of their lives through the early days of the band all the way up to 1999. They tell you secrets that no fan would ever think was possible. This band did it all, went through it all and lived it all. In addition to buying the DVD, the Crue's tellall book, "The Dirt" should be the next thing to buy from the Crue. The DVD and movie prove why Motley Crue was the most notorious rock and roll band to ever walk the earth. This DVD made me a Motley Crue fanatic. These guys are the greatest.

Long live, MOTLEY CRUE!"