Search - X (Japan) - Best on DVD

X (Japan) - Best
X - Best
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     0hr 56min


Larger Image

Movie Details

Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock & Metal
Studio: Tofu Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Japanese, Japanese

Movie Reviews

Want to know truth X, should watch DVD&video.
taka(Japanese | Tokyo, Japan | 03/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have listened to X Japan's cd, I will not need to teach about X sound's wonderful things. Yoshiki's unbeliewable druming, Toshi's high tone voice, Hide&Pata's melodiouse sound and high speed guitars, Heath's technical bass line.And not only heavy rock(X.Kurenai.Silent Jelousy.Dalia..) but also the beautiful classical ballades(Endless Rain.Say Anything.Longing.Tears..) is X's wonderful things.And the character that X have is based on Yoshiki mainly, that is, Yoshiki's character is to have never-give up mind, to chase upper level without his compromise. His principle is perfect.The character is expressed by CD. X's cd reliese except of best and live albums is 4~5 only, neverthless the band's activity period is more than 10 years. In other words, Yoshiki did not have his compromise to make his sound.
And in the middle of X activity, they changed the band's name(X) to(X JAPAN). Do you know about why he did so? Because they would to have debuted in USA. But they gave up the debut because their English songing skill is inferior a little. Yoshiki had not his compromise's minds.But for that, if you watch the DVD including X playing, you must be shocked. In Japan, X was said to[the band that exist for live performance]. Their technique is incredible. Especially Yoshiki's druming technique is God's level. Not to say about high speed druming, in addition to them, to his ad-lib druming in intermezzo, I have not the words that want to express for that well, that is, incredible.When you watch the movie, you will not stop being excited.
And will lose your control.Thank you for reading my poor English."
X Japan, The Japanese Led Zeppelin!
Nancy L. Mowers | 10/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"X Japan is finally here, it is so sad that now that they have been disbanded for six years they are gaining so many fans in America, the one place that never recognized their greatness. X Japan is of course much more talented than Led Zep, but they did affect Japan's music in the same revolutionary way.
Well, I call them the best because they actually seem like the fathers of everyone else I love in Japanese music. They inspired and helped so many bands that even though those bands don't have the same image or sound, you can feel X in the air. I also call them the best because to be honest, they were made of the best. I am a guitarist myself and have seen many bands and listened to so much music, old and new, but I have never never come across any other guitarists with the same skill and flair as Hide and Pata!!!! And absolutely NO drummer can ever hold a candle to the mad drumming of Yoshiki. There are also few compostitions as great as Yoshiki's and Hide's songs done for X. I hope this band will continue to gain popularity in the west. It is never too late to appreciate music. I also do recommend this DVD. I have it and it has good clips and the CD has good songs. It is also cheap for those not used to paying import prices."
If only everyone knew about the power of X JAPAN
Nancy L. Mowers | 03/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"X Japan was to Japan what Elvis, Michael Jackson, the Beatles and Madonna all rolled into one are to the United States. They were simply the most influential sound in Japan since the invention of the Taiko drum.The person who died was hide (pronounced HEE-DAY), the lead guitarist (think Eric Clapton meets Slash). He was found hanging from a towel on a doorknob, but he certainly wasn't doing anything sick at the time. He was drunk (a problem with hide) at the time.It's strange that a group that took power ballads to a place so far above anything you could imagine in America is represented here by almost all metal songs, but they could easily play hard and soft.
There are places to find their 5 studio CDs (including the one-song album, 29-minute epic: Art of Life) which are a must if you want to know the full range of their music. But this is a good buy because they put on one crazy show!"
Some more info about this release
Nancy L. Mowers | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For the price, you can't beat the amount of music and video you get in this set. The DVD is worth it just for the pure visual craziness this band provides. These guys use every heavy metal cliche imaginable, right down to the clear plexiglass piano! i had first heard of this band as "that japanese band where the lead singer mysteriously died." the rumors were that he had either accidentally choked himself while "pleasuring himself" on a doorknob (yeah, i'm not sure how that works either) or he had just plain committed suicide. that story in and of itself was enough to get me interested in the band, and after watching their live performances on this dvd, i must say that i was not disappointed.CD Tracks:
Joker (live)
Love Replica
WEEKEND (live)
Silent Jealousy
Say AnythingDVD Tracks:
Silent Jealousy
Say Anything"