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Tina Turner - Simply the Best
Tina Turner - Simply the Best
Actor: Tina Turner
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002


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Actor: Tina Turner
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Turner, Tina, Other Music
Studio: Capitol
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1992
Release Year: 2002
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Simply the best? I don't think so ...
William | Australia | 12/01/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The whole idea of DVD's is their capacity to accommodate more material. But this DVD is no different to the VHS release although it does have 5.1 surround sound as well as the traditional dolby digital 2.0.Firstly, do not expect any special features, this is a bare bones release.The track listing is acceptable, yet fails in some ways. As many reviewers have stated, several of the videos have been replaced with concert footage (a big 'no no' for a video collection). What's annoying to me is, the songs that have been replaced are personal favourites so I am a bit cheesed off.Let's run through them:We Don't Need Another Hero - a 1985 video does exist out there, but we get a lacklustre concert performance instead with Tina screaming rather than singing. Typical Male - do you remember the excellent video for this? Well it aint included on the DVD. We get a concert performance again.I Can't Stand the Rain - concert footage again. Perhaps a video was not made for this song.It basically means that someone at EMI liked the concert footage more than the videos and decided we would all agree with him/her. Not so.There is other concert footage on the DVD but it's okay because that was the way it was originally filmed (eg. Tina's live cover of "Addicted to Love").One obvious ommission is "One of the Living", the second single from the "Mad Max 3" soundtrack. Perhaps copyright reasons prevented the use of this track.Also missing are videos from the 1970's including "River Deep Mountain High" or "Proud Memory". I assume this is because the DVD focus on the 1980's (why not say so on the cover?). Still, the DVD could have been updated to include hits from the 90's - one can assume that a Volume 2 DVD must be in the works.One inclusion that is a good selling point is the alternative video version of "What's Love Got to Do with It" (which was scrapped), as well as the version that got used worldwide.Overall Summary:
An acceptable DVD which has been given a nice 5.1 surround sound remix. Picture quality varies throughout. Menus are nothing special. A DVD for fans in general, but die-hard fans will be somewhat disappointed."
Shame on you EMI/Capitol !
William | 11/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Tina Turner's greatest hits are finally available on DVD. The collection may be her greatest hits for the US market, since she hasn't had a major hit in the States since "I don't wanna fight" in 1993. (When The heartache was over was however a hit on the Billboard dance charts).
But She has kept producing hit after hit in Europe throughout the nineties and none of these songs are included on the disc. This could have been a great dvd release. There is enough space on a dvd disc to include her complete music video collection + some extra's...An interview with Tina Turner looking back on her solo career would have been great. Where are the video's for "Two People", "One of the living", "Help", "Goldeneye", "Girls", "Paradise is here". "Way of the world", "I want you near me". "I don't wanna fight", "Disco inferno", Why must we wait until tonight", "Goldeneye", "whatever you want", "Missing You", "On Silent Wings", "something beautiful remains", "In Your wildest dreams", "Can't stop thinking of you", "When the heartache is over" and "whatever you need" ????
Plus why replace the video's of We don't need another hero and Typical Male with live versions???
EMI should have taken some extra time to produce this dvd instead of just copying the 1991 release on DVD. What a shame....
Why EMI can produce great compilations for the beatles and Queen but not for Tina Turner is a mystery to me. EMI, Show some respect to the most succesfull live performer in history !"
What happened Capitol?
Javier Lopez | Peru | 10/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I bought back in 1992 the vhs edition of this collection I found it very good. So this year when I saw the dvd I bought it thinking that I could find differences but nothing!.
This dvd is the same as the vhs, there's absolutely nothing new, they didn't add different versions of some videos or put special features.
I can't also understand why when this collection was made the producers didn't put the original videos of "Typical male" and "We dont need another hero" or why doesn't appears the video of "Way of the world" wich was a Top 3 hit single in the U.K and Europe.
The videos for "Typical male" and "We don't need another hero" are taken from her 1991 video "Do you want some action-live in Barcelona". Tina's strengh on this videos is amazing but this is a video collection so they should have added both versions for the dvd. There's also one hit video missing from 1987 the Top 20 hit "Two peolple", so where's this video? nowhere because you can't even find it any more because the vhs is out of stock.There're some other fantastic moments taken on video as the duet that she made with Bryan Adams or some of her Vegas shows that are not here.
How ever Tina is wonderful and I hope that Capitol or Virgin releases a new dvd as Tina and we her fans deserve.
One more thing, there're some great videos that are out of stock now and could be re-released. The tittles are: "Wild lady of rock" (1979), "Private dancer tour" (1985), "Break every rule" (1986), "What you see is what you get" (1987) and "Whats' love live" (1993). I strongly recommend the first and the last, if you can find them somewhere get them."
Longtime Tina fan somewhat disappointed
Javier Lopez | 10/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I had never gotten the VHS or laserdisc for this collection in the past. I'm not sure why, I just didn't. I was so ecstatic when I found out about the DVD release. But, Capitol Records should be ashamed of themselves promoting this as a "Video Collection" when about 5 of the songs are taken from live concert performances! SHAME!! Why on God's green Earth would they do a live performance of "We Don't Need Another Hero" instead of giving us the actual music video? WB didn't even add it as an extra on the Mad Max 3 dvd. Not to mention the video for "One of the Living" from the same film is nowhere to be found. Why a live performance of "Typical Male" instead of the actual music video?!? Come on!! SHAME!! Other than that, I am glad to have the full and complete Tina videos that are on this DVD, including an alternate video for "Whats Love Got To Do With It" shot in black& white and with a completely different story line. Capitol should re-think this matter and release a complete TINA TURNER MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION. No live performances (since I have the live DVDs already!!). And add in her late 90's-2000's videos such as "I Don't Wanna Fight", "Whatever You Need", and "When The Heartache Is Over"."