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Tom Waits: Under Review 1983 - 2006
Tom Waits Under Review 1983 - 2006
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008

Tom Waits Under Review 1983 - 2006 is an 80 minute documentary film which looks at this extraordinary musician and performer's music during that period. After Waits' marriage to Katherine Brennan in 1980, his music became...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Video Music, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Save Your Money!
sinophile | Beijing, China | 06/21/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you need a documentary of pseudo-intellectuals warbling on about the man, then buy this extraordinarily boring DVD. If not, put your hard earned dollars towards buying Saint Tom's entire album catalogue and liberate your mind. (Post Script: The critics on this turkey are almost as bad as those you see on Chinese Central Television, and that says it all.)"
Lots of Talk About Waits, Just not the Man Himself
A. Favre | Mid Illinois, USA | 06/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A very decent disc copy of what apparently is a brit/english TV program. Not terrible if you like hearing about Waits from the perspective of others. No complete videos just stock footage being run behind his music.

Menus are simple almost to the point of being cheesy, but the price isn't bad."
Opinionated yawnfest
R. Finch | Seattle, WA | 01/27/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a huge Tom Waits fan. Like, for seriously, of the "own it all" variety. There are some songs I don't like, but he is my "only music stranded on an island" artist. So, I bought this thinking if nothing else it'd at least have a bunch of interesting facts and music videos. Instead, there are 3 or 4 people narrating with their boring little opinions that focus on their own interpretations or personal likes/dislikes of Tom. They have these wooden personalities that are dull, dull, dull. I honestly can't think of a single redeeming feature to this "documentary". The few music videos they played are on youtube. There was one bit about the movies he was in I enjoyed, but I could have found most of that info just as easily on imdb.

Do yourself a favor; rent this. Or better yet, just listen to Tom's music, watch his movies and music videos. Unless you want to be bored to tears by curmudgeonly ego maniacs."
Waste of time and money!
sonar | soill | 10/10/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who would purchase this item is surely a fan, and will be disappointed in the content of this dvd. I can understand why this is film is unauthorized by Tom. It is a completely uninteresting and sometimes negative outline of a fantastic body of work, discussed by people who seem to have little or no credibility. For example, you have a person criticizing an album (Alice) who confesses he hadn't really listened to it. Are you kidding me? The few clip highlights, mostly pulled from Big Time, are not enough to save this "film." Tom Waits songs played over old film footage is also used frequently as filler, which seems like a freshman film student stunt. These are just a few of the non-highlights of this dvd. I know we are all dying for some great footage of Tom, but you're not going to get it here."