Search - Rock Review: Free - A Critical Retrospective on DVD

Rock Review: Free - A Critical Retrospective
Rock Review Free - A Critical Retrospective
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     3hr 0min

Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 05/13/2008


Larger Image

Movie Details

Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, DTS
Studio: Classic Rock Legends
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/05/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Free --to do as I please!
R. Horky | Tustin, CA | 07/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved it. I bought this and Argent, which was also great. This one takes each member of the band and shows how they contributed to the band individually. It gives some great examples, actual and demonstrated. Mainly of Paul Kossoff's incredible licks, which just seem to flow from him, but also of Paul Rodgers vocals, Andy's bass and Simon's drumming. An all around view of rocks all but forgotten powerhouse. We all know what happend next. Play on, Mr. Kossoff. We miss you!"
Too much critical retrospective--not enough music. . .
Star Gazer | Augusta, GA USA | 12/29/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I wish I could agree with the previous reviewer, but I cannot. There are some wonderful clips/segments of the band, but was ruined by the responses and constant bantering of the writers, journalists and critics. The producers of this DVD did not take into account that maybe--just maybe--the viewer has enough musical/critical/common sense to distinguish the contributions of Rodgers, Kossoff, Kirke, and Fraser. If I wanted a rehash of Kossoff's drug problems, all I had to do was research the material myself. The rare live radio performances would have been so enjoyable if there wasn't the bantering throughout.

The bonus tracks were enjoyable because there wasn't any commentary throughout the performances--thank goodness!

So--should you purchase the DVD? It depends on what you are looking for in a Free retrospective. I received it as a gift for Christmas--and am highly disappointed with the content."