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|Radiohead - 7 Television Commercials|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The first video compilation release from Radiohead features videos from the albums "The Bends" and "OK Computer".
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Flawed, but still a nice collection
Hansol Lee | 11/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A nice collection of Radiohead's music videos from their two best albums: "The Bends" and "OK Computer". The songs easily get 5 stars from me, but the videos themselves range from brilliant to just average. Also, the DVD only contains about 35 minutes of material and zero extra features. - Paranoid Android: My favorite song off of "OK Computer" is also one of my all time favorite Radiohead videos. Glad to see the uncensored version made the cut. - Street Spirit (Fade Out): Pretty boring, actually, despite Jonathan Glazer's various speed tricks. - No Surprises: Such a simple premise; such a brilliant result. Thom Yorke's lazy eye makes this video even more effective and creepy. - Just: The video that had everyone talking back in 1995 (well, in Canada, anyways). If you're still trying to figure out what that guy is saying at the end, you're missing the point. - High and Dry: Some cool ideas, but sloppily put together. I actually prefer the UK version (just a black and white video of the band playing in the rain). - Karma Police: Another video with cool ideas, but it just doesn't work all that well. - Fake Plastic Trees: I remember back when people accused Radiohead of copying Pulp's "Common People" video (and vise versa). Good art direction, but otherwise pretty average."
Excellent compilation of Radiohead videos
Jarrett B. Conner | Worcester, MA | 08/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a no nonsense compilation of Radiohead videos. If you love radiohead, then you will love this collection. There are no interviews, no commentary, no background info; it is just back to back videos, which makes it a great tape. Watching the videos in succession, one realizes that this band is artful in all of its endeavors. These videos feel nothing like most of MTV, instead, these feel like mini-movies with an amazing soundtrack.As the title suggests, it includes seven videos, so the tape is just over 1/2 an hour, about the perfect length of time to listen to some Radiohead with friends while explaining the meanings of "Fake Plastic Trees." The video includes the enigmatic video for "Just" that features a subtitled plot-line which is dropped at the final moment, leaving viewers awestruck with lots of questions. The video also includes "Paranoid Android," "Fake Plastic Trees" "No Surprises," "Street Spirit," "Karma Police" and "High and Dry"."
Brilliant - No filler
Eric A. Nilsen | Santa Clara, CA United States | 11/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The cheeky title of this DVD says it all. If you are a fan of Radiohead, you already have some idea of what to expect. This no-frills DVD will not disappoint.I already had all of these "commercials" on my computer; however, the picture and sound quality on this DVD is so vastly superior to the compressed video format that there really is no comparison and is well worth every penny.There are no special features, no booklet, no additional artwork, no commentary--just these seven beautiful videos. I suppose there could possibly be an "Easter egg" hidden on the disc, but I didn't find any. The box that it comes in is itself is quite nice--collector-worthy--not your typical cheap plastic or cardboard."
Lance Laack | Rochester, MN USA | 08/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Undeniably the most important band of the past five years or so, this is a terrific showcase of their clips from "OK Computer" and "The Bends." It's been a long wait for this on DVD, but well worth it. Along with Bjork and the Beasties, they're one of a few bands that have gone in new directions with the video medium.Each of the seven is masterful in its understatement and creativity - suffice it to say that each is undeniably different and that it's folly to try and pick favorites. If you've lost faith in the mainstream "alternative" music scene of the late nineties and early naugts, this disc should make you feel a whole lot better. My only gripe is that with only 7 selections and clocking in at just over a half hour, I wish there was more. Actually, since "music televison" lost the former, I'm not sure what body of work they have created to accompany "Amnesiac" and the sublime "Hail to the Thief." Here's hoping that stuff, if any, makes its way to DVD before too much longer."