Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Weezer - Video Capture Device Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 04/23/2004
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Lucy J. from AUSTIN, TX
Reviewed on 9/4/2008...
Some funny antics go on in this video. It's interesting to see them when they first starting out.
A must have for any Weezer fan! Here are the details:
Dave Dickerson | Tennessee | 02/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is going to be a must have for anyone who enjoys the funky fresh sounds of Weezer. Amazon doesn't have the full description, so I am going to "borrow" all the details from Karl Koch, Weezer's official "buddy" and webmaster!Here's a basic rundown of what to expect:
Full videos: Undone - The Sweater Song
Say It Ain't So
El Scorcho (directors cut)
The Good Life
Pink Triangle (home made no budget)
Island In The Sun (Marcos Siega) Island In The Sun (Spike Jonze)
Slob (indie style low budget) Documentary, B-roll, and Live stuff:
Undone - the Sweater song (Alternate version)
"Weezer Goes To NY: The Making of The Blue Album"
In The Garage (live)
"Buddy Holly News"
"Saction" (spring 1995 tour action)
Say It Ain't So (B-roll version)
Say It Ain't So (live - Dave Letterman)
"Weezer Goes To Van Nuys: The Making of Pinkerton"
El Scorcho (live)
The Good Life (B-roll version)
Pink Triangle (Live and Acoustic)
Mykel and Carli (Live)
My Brain (Live)
"Stoopid Fresh" (green album preparations)
"How Not To Do An Interview"
Dope Nose (B-roll version)
"Eurotrash" (2002 tour action)
Take Control (Live)
Fall Together (Pre-Show Warmup)
Prodigy Lover (demo session) also, there will be a selection of 5 "Raw Nuggets" from 1991-2002, generally rougher footage, but still of very cool events, plus a selection of the TV ads crafted over the years to promote the release of the band's albums. There will be optional band commentary on all the music videos and on about half of the "Documentary" and "Raw Nuggets" pieces."
Probably best for diehard fans, but good for casual ones too
Trevor Seigler | South Carolina | 10/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Weezer made some great music videos over the course of their history, so any DVD that captures all the official clips is gonna be an essential buy for any diehard fans. I'm just not so sure casual fans will want it as well.
Included with the videos (which come across crisp and sonically fantastic) are various scenes of Weezer at work and at play. The quality of these varies from a fantastic live rendering of "In The Garage" to some scratchy images of the band in studio, either recording or goofing off. In some ways, this can even be tiresome for the real diehards of the fan base, but it serves to offer more for the price of the DVD, other than the videos. In some ways, it's a blessing and a curse, because while such backstage minatinue is fun to see, it doesn't reveal much about the creative process. We see the band recording their albums, but we don't get any examination of it. I have to echo an earlier review that stated how much better this would be if some attempt was made to analyze the music, rather than just show it.
Overall, however, I would recommend this to casual fans on the strength of the videos alone, some of which I hadn't seen before. Classics like "Undone" and "Buddy Holly" haven't lost their power, but the real treats are "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", "Hash Pipe" and the first "Island in The Sun". There's some weird ones like "Pink Triangle" that don't work, but the best outshines the rest.
So, I give it three stars for the casual fans out there, but probably 4 1/2 for those of us diehards in the audience. It would've been a five all around if for any involvement from Rivers Cuomo or Matt Sharp(...). So get your rock on, and pick up this DVD."
The Best Weezer DVD...Ever!!!
James Badger | Tempe, AZ United States | 06/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best Weezer DVD ever simply because it is the only official DVD released by the band. So the simple lack of Weezer material on video has made us hardcore fans happy to have anything at all. Here's the skinny on this DVD: It includes all of Weezer's professionaly produced music videos as well as some self-produced videos. If you are all familiar with Weezer's music videos, you will know that many of their videos, and especially those directed by Spike Jonze, are music video masterpieces. The same cannot be said of the self-produced videos. They are choppy, have a much poorer picture quality, and often have no relation to the song at all. That being said, the self-produced videos include footage that you wouldn't otherwise see. You get some great behind-the-scenes peeks at Weezer's mischief and mayhem that make these self-produced videos well worth the watch. Even at their worst, there are no castoffs in the music videos.The Documentary, B-Roll, and Live Stuff section includes a whole bunch of material, much of which will be completely boring to the casual fan. For instance: there is footage of Weezer in the studio recording their debut album. This footage is shot on a low grade home video camera, and much of it is shot from the control booth. The sound is crappy and the picture is shaky at best. But for the hardcore fan, it is amazing to have any glimpse into this period of the band's history at all. Some of the footage in this part of the DVD is better than others. It's really quite a mix 'n match of low to medium grade footage. You won't find any brilliantly stunning footage of the band here. What you will find is some great archival footage which, though not offering high audio/visual quality, is worth its weight in gold in terms of sentimental value. Provided you actually like the band enough to watch it, that is. In summary, this DVD has a lot to offer. If you are a hardcore Weezer fan, this is a must-have. If you are a casual fan who just wants the music videos, this DVD is still a bargain. Nobody says you have to watch all the archival footage. If this DVD featured only the videos I would STILL buy it. I only have on gripe against this DVD, and that is the menus. The menus make it a little harder to find what you want, but hey, how many times have you heard this same complaint about other DVD's? The menus aren't exactly convenient, but you can still find what you need. I give this DVD four stars. It's not perfect. The bonus features of this DVD will probably bore casual fans to tears. But if you like Weezer, there's enough on here to make it worth your while."