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OMD: Live Architecture and Morality and More
OMD Live Architecture and Morality and More
Actor: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     2hr 16min

"Architecture & Morality", originally released in 1981, is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's career. It spawned three Top 5 UK singles and the album itself peaked at No.3. In 2007...  more »


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Actor: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/03/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 16min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Great DVD but it is in PAL format, not NTSC. False labeling
K. Janowiak | Sacramento, CA | 06/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big OMD fan. I was excited when this was finally released in the U.S. Come to find out however it did not play in my Sony DVD player. It plays on my computer however. After closer inspection with my software on my computer I discovered that the contents on the DVD are in PAL format (which does not play on U.S. players) not NTSC format like the box and DVD says. Beware. It's a great DVD just not compatible with U.S. players.

***Review Update*** After a few e-mails back and forth to Eagle Rock they sent me a brand new copy of the OMD live DVD and it now plays perfect in my DVD player. For my troubles they also sent me another DVD of my choice from their catolog free of charge."
Great DVD for OMD fans
Paul D. Wykes | Auburn, MA United States | 01/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whatever technical problems other reviewers were experiencing seem to have been resolved. I purchased this in January 2009 and it works fine (it's clearly NTSC, not PAL now).

The DVD itself is excellent. The sound quality, especially the DTS, is outstanding and the camerawork and editing are top notch. While this concert was recorded fairly recently, it wasn't some lame reunion show. The first half of the DVD is the Architecture and Morality album performed in its entirety. While not a huge commercial success, A & M is a brilliant album and this performance of it is top notch.

The second half of the show is various other OMD hits spanning various stages of their career, again performed very well. Andy McCluskey is somewhat of an awkward front man but still has a great voice and the rest of the band do an amazing job bringing these OMD classics to life (though clearly there is some pre-recorded/sampled instrumentation).

I highly recommend this DVD to anyone who has interest in OMD.
Fix for the PAL Discs
OMD Man | Denver | 06/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Great disc but was disappointed with the PAL copy. Andy McCluskey (lead singer) posted on the website that the german company that produced the disc made a big mistake. You can get an NTSC copy by letting Eagle Rock Entertainment know of the problem. The chief of us distribution is Randy Mahon [...]."
Incredible Performances! Incredible Sound! Incredible Band
Jason W. Bellenger | Byron Center, Michigan, USA | 06/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow! These guys are absolutely stunning live! I did not expect this concert to be of this quality. Who knew that these guys could play so well so many years after not playing together? The band last played together in 1988. This concert was filmed May 19, 2007 at Hammersmith Apollo, London. Almost 20 years after last performing together the band has never sounded better! Nearly every performance is flawless. The production and stage presentation is spectacular!

The sound quality is so amazing! It is INCREDIBLE! I cannot believe the sound that has been lifted from the performance! The stereo mix is very well balanced, capturing the elements in a 2-channel format. However, the *real* treat is the DTS Surround Sound mix. Woah!!! The drums are crisp, punchy, and clean. The vocals of Andy and Paul soar. The instruments come through loud and clear with clean separation. Andy's lead vocals do come through the center channel! The bass roars through the speakers and vibrates the surroundings. The music has never sounded so wide and full. I cannot recommend this enough for the surround sound mix! The music is powerful and alive!

Perhaps the reason that this music sounds so incredible is due to the age of the original recordings. The original single and album recordings were previously only available in stereo format, not giving one the possibility of hearing the music in multiple channels. The music produced in this concert uses modern technology, giving more warmth to the recordings. The songs shine in a new light with their updated, modern productions and multi-channel audio option.

As bonus features, the DVD includes alternate edits of "Maid Of Orleans" and "The New Stone Age". Additionally, recent interviews with the band and Hambi Haralambous, the screen backdrop designer, are included. Both interviews are informative and well worth watching.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [OMD].
Architecture & Morality & More.
Recorded Live: Saturday, 19th May 2007 - Hammersmith Apollo, London.
Running Time: 136 minutes approx.
DVD 9 - Dual Layer.
16 : 9 Screen Format.
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround Sound.
Region 0. NTSC/PAL formats.
© 2008 Eagle Vision/Eagle Rock Entertainment.
UPC: 8 01213 02429.

My copy is an import. Although this release is available in the U.S. I do not believe that Eagle Vision pressed the DVD in the U.S. but instead imported from Europe.

Very highly recommended! 5/5."