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R.E.M.: Road Movie
REM Road Movie
Actors: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
Director: Peter Care
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     1997     1hr 30min

Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 03/10/1997


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Actors: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
Director: Peter Care
Creators: Jem Cohen, Lance Acord, Lance Bangs, Einar Thorsteinsson, Hal Honigsberg, Danielle Cagaanan, Howard Woffinden, Randy Skinner, Steve Reiss
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Concerts, Pop, Rock & Roll, Documentary
Studio: Warner Bros / Wea
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/28/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Top notch concert video and good performance by the band.
Steve F | Atlanta, GA USA | 09/26/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is taken from a 3 night stand in Atlanta at the end of the Monster tour in '95. It features a good cross section of R.E.M.s songs. The video has a 'live' feel to it. It's not an overblown production like the Rolling Stones concerts have become (and I'm a big Stones fan). The DVD features sharp images and good sound plus you can skip directly to your favorite songs without having to fast forward thru a tape.

The only faults I find with it is that it's strictly a song-by-song affair with no shots of any type of interaction with the audience (between song banter etc.) and emphasizes a few too many 'singing head' shots. The band seemed to be a little tired after a trying tour (at least on the night I saw them) and it shows at times, but overall it's a good performance."
A Must Have For Any REM Fans or Concert Video Fans
Steve Milani | San Francisco, CA | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD shows concert footage from the end of REM's "Monster" tour and the performance was very high energy and up-tempo throughout. I've been following the band since their first album, but haven't caught them live since the "Green" tour. I was definitely not disappointed by this loose and raucous performance. Michael Stipe's stage presence is as strong as ever, and Mike Mills looks like he's having the time of his life throughout the performance.After reading some other reviews of this DVD I was a little hesitant to buy this disc. However, the comments about the low production quality and terrible sound are completely unjustified. Obviously, this concert footage was shot with several different types of film and edited to look "raw". If you're expecting a crystal clear picture with "studio recorded" sound, then you shouldn't be buying this concert disc. However, if you want a great look at what it would have been like to be upfront at the end of REM's "Monster" tour, you'll be immensely satisfied. This is one of the best DVD's I own."
M. Fetterer | CT | 03/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"No where on this page is a tracklisting for the concert, so here goes:
01. intro
02. I Took Your Name
03. What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
04. Crush With Eyeliner
05. Undertow
06. The Wake-Up Bomb
07. Revolution
08. Losing My Religion
09. Binky The Doormat
10. Orange Crush
11. Strange Currencies
12. Tongue
13. Man On The Moon
14. Country Feedback
15. Find The River
16. The One I Love
17. Star 69
18. Let Me In
19. Everybody Hurts
20. It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
21. closing credits"
4.5 Stars... REM at its peak
Paul Allaer | Cincinnati | 11/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The "Monster" album remains controversial for many REM fans but in my book it remains my favorite album of REM. This DVD captures REM at the end of the "Monster" tour, and the band is in peak form.

The "Road Movie" DVD (94 min.) is a faithful transfer of the original VHS movie, without any extras or bonus features, but with a noticably better sound quality. The song selection features most of the "Monster" albums tracks (8 of the 20 songs), and then some additional similar-sounding songs that would eventually end up on REM's next album ("Untertow", "Binky the Doormat" and "Wake-Up Bomb"). The sound is of course electric guitar-heavy and distorted, and if that is not your favorite REM sound, this DVD is not for you, although there are several more "traditional" REM songs such as "Losing My Religion", "Everybody Hurts" and "Man on the Moon". Peter Buck, not Michael Stipe, is the star of this movie (and it's hard to outshine Stipe), just watch him for example on "Star 69" and "Let Me In", wow.

In all, a great concert movie, with outstanding audio quality, and with REM at its peak. But that's just my opinion."