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|Scissor Sisters We Are Scissor Sisters and So Are You|
Actor: Scissor Sisters
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
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An Absolute Must For Fans of this Awesome Group!
Get What We Give | Georgia | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Scissor Sisters DVD: We are the Scissor Sisters and So Are You! is just what the doctor ordered.
On the disc are the following:
- It has a full concert of this dynamic and outlandish group
- All of their current videos
- Interviews with the group
- Background info on the group and its members, including how they got started as a group
- All sorts of other really fun stuff including at least one easter egg which is footage of lead singer Jake Shears getting dressed - in other words, you see Jake in his birthday suit!
For those of us a bit older who remember when MTV actually played videos (and non-rap videos at that) we yearn for this type of DVD.
The group is outlandish and entertaining.
This DVD is really great - go get it!"
Humor and energy
Duane Simolke | Lubbock, TX USA | 05/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the fact that their debut album provides their entire play list, Scissor Sisters manage to deliver a DVD collection that includes a full-length concert, several music videos, a documentary, and much more! This DVD reportedly includes some Easter eggs as well, for those with the patience or equipment to find that sort of thing.
The picture quality during the concert falters at times, but the sound quality is perfect, and that really matters the most in this case. Fans of this theatrical dance band will enjoy seeing how they interpret these already familiar songs on stage. Keep in mind that singer Jake Shears previously worked as a go-go dancer; or just think of Queen's Freddy Mercury with just as much peacock attitude but even more energy! All of the members bring their unique personalities to the show and the music. The ending number goes so far over the top that it seems like the Muppets crashing a live performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
The music videos capture the humor and energy of the band in other ways, allowing them to play with costumes, low-budget special effects, and silly plot lines. The documentary goes a long way in explaining the bizarre antics but immediate magnetism of this hot new band.
Become A Scissor Sister- BUY THIS DVD!!!!
Julyguy | Richmond, VA | 01/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Scissor Sisters came out of nowhere this past year & released what I consider the best pop album of 2004- if not the best of the decade so far! Their unique sound combines pop, dance, funk, electronica, psychedelia, glam & disco into one stylish, outlandish, foot-stomping package. This DVD is an absolute must-have for fans or anyone craving fun, stylish, intelligent pop music.
The concert features the band playing live to a packed house at the Brighton Dome with a set list that includes every song from their debut album (except "Lovers In The Backseat"), plus 3 non-album songs. The Sisters open the show by tearing straight into "Take Your Mama," which sets the high-energy mode for the rest of the show, concluding with the rousing "Music Is The Victim," which turns into an all-out, onstage party. The show is filmed perfectly, with excellent sound & picture quality, not to mention the terrific light show & visuals.
For those of you who have not yet put a face to the band (it's not like MTV or VH1 would ever play a video anymore!), this is a perfect introduction to the hipster-glam world of the Scissor Sisters. Anyone who finds lead singer (& former stripper) Jake Shears attractive will find lots to love on this DVD. Jake shows off his well-toned body in just about every way possible here, from wearing nothing but a towel onstage (in a bonus performance of "Music Is The Victim"), to doing a striptease on the menu board. To describe Jake as flamboyant would be an understatement, but the Scissor Sisters are all about having fun. Back-up singer Ana Matronic, whose presence on the cd is often barely there, shows in concert how well she can not only hold her own, but even hold the show together. She & Jake play off of each other perfectly!
Also featured on the DVD is a band documentary, a featurette called "4Play Film," (an entertaining introduction to the band) & all 5 music videos. There is at least one hard-to-find easter egg on the disc, but I won't give away any juicy details. Check the band's website for further info.
As for the music videos, they're brilliant! What a shame that these innovative, stylish clips will never see the light of day on american television. If the Scissor Sisters had been around in 1985, they would have been huge MTV stars, but apparantly there is no airtime left for groundbreaking artists like them- just more episodes of The Real World & Pimp My Ride. So if you want to become a "Scissor Sister," go out & spend your ten bucks on this DVD & get to know Jake, Ana, & the rest of the band. It's worth every penny & more."
Rob | London | 04/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains live footage of the Scissor Sisters in concert at the United Kingdom's [...] capital, Brighton. It also has the videos of their first few singles, missing only "Filthy Gorgeous". Originally ignored in their home country of the US, the Scissor Sisters were snapped up in the UK, where the British public have really taken them to their hearts, winning many awards at the Brits. The music is terrific, by turn both strident, relaxed, radical, soulful, poppy and very catchy. You definitely get the feeling that this band enjoy making music and performing. Why have the US been slow to catch on? Ask yourself why didn't "Brokeback Mountain" win the Best Picture Oscar, and you will be more than halfway there."