Like a Def Leppard ice cream sundae..........:)
Numnuts | NY ,United States | 01/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a treat to discover that Def Leppard was releasing some of their best VHS tapes onto DVD. Although Def Leppard may have been slagged unfairly as a "hair band", they truely had some of the most ear candy songs with a healthy sprinkling of melodic guitar solos from the eighties. I was lucky enough to see a couple of their live shows back then, and if you are a fan of over the top metal concert spectaculars, as there were back then, you will like the DVD (especially if you like lasers). As a fan of DVDs, I particularly enjoy the concert DVDs because of the fact you can virtually turn a room into a concert hall-DVD's are that good. My personal favorite, although all the tunes are great would be "Bringing On The Heartbreak" with the acoustic intro. As a last note, this performance includes the late,great Steve Clark, who along with Phil Collen created that wonderful twin "wall of sound" melodic guitar attack for the Leps. Steve, you are still greatly missed. Lep fans, I hope you enjoy this treat as much as I do whom miss great shows and music from alot of the crap that is out today.........."
The BEST Def Leppard DVD EVER!!!!
Joy | Fairfax, VA USA | 03/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Def Leppard is my favorite band of all time and always will be!!! I have both Historia and In The Round In Your Face on VHS and when it came to a DVD collection, I bought it right away! Historia is the best music video collection I have ever seen or owned. It has all the videos from the 80's except Rocket but that's on my other DVD Visualize/Video Archive so it's not a big deal. The music videos are Hello America (their very first video), Let It Go, High 'N' Dry, Bringin' On The Heartbreak with Pete Willis, Photograph, Rock Of Ages (one of my favorite videos because it reminds me of a movie, it's just really cool to watch), Foolin', Too Late For Love, Rock! Rock! (Til You Drop), Bringin' On The Heartbreak with Phil Collen (another cool video and Bringin' On The Heartbreak happens to be my 3rd fav rock ballad of all time!!), Me And My Wine (a really funny and cool video and it was taped in a house and I have a feeling it's in England and it's really cool, the song isn't available on any U.S. CD's so I had to order an import CD but the song is awesome!), Women (I'll tell you, this video is one of my all time favorite videos because of the way Joe Elliott sings and moves and looks and it's cool seeing this boy with this comic book in it that is telling a story about what the song is about, it's just a really cool video and it's one of my fav's!!), Animal (another favorite video where they're at the circus!!), Pour Some Sugar On Me (the U.K. video that I don't think was ever shown even in England but I could be wrong and I totally love this video because it's very humorous with the guys playing the music, Joe singing in this house and this woman who I guess is a neighbor is trying to just destroy this house where the Leps are performing and it's very funny at the very end. I think MTV should have played this video because in some ways, it's better than the other one and this video was also for the album version of the song), Hysteria (another favorite, it's cool to see Joe wearing a suit), Armageddon It (the Live video that was shown on MTV and again, one of my fav's), Pour Some Sugar On Me (the U.S. version, MTV video and the song happens to be my favorite song of all time from Def Leppard and I love both versions of the song, the video version and album version), and Love Bites (this song is my favorite rock ballad of all time and I love the video, it plays after the end credits and it's cool to see the words "If You've Got Love In Your Sights, Watch Out, Love Bites" on the screen right before the song comes on).
I love how they made the Historia where they have this old-style music playing in between almost every music video and they have this information on the screen and it's made to look like it's the 20's or 30's or something and it's very artistic, I love it!!
I love all the music videos from Historia and wish they would do more videos like it today!!! These videos are so much better than anything that has been out in over a decade!!!
The live performances from In The Round In Your Face are awesome and there is a very funny part where Joe talks after one of the solos and it's how he says it that makes it so funny. All the songs live are Stagefright (the perfect show opener because in the lyrics it says "Welcome To My Show", awesome!!), Rock! Rock! (Til You Drop), Women, To Late For Love, Hysteria, Gods Of War, Die Hard The Hunter, Bringin' On The Heartbreak, Foolin', Armageddon It, Animal, Pour Some Sugar On Me, Rock Of Ages, and Photograph. There are also a few solos throughout the concert and it's really cool.
There are some bonus videos for Slang, Work It Out, All I Want Is Everything, Goodbye, Promises and an interview and discography.
This DVD collection is a must buy for any Def Leppard fan in addition the DVD of Visualize/Video Archive and I also have the Classic Albums Hysteria DVD that has the making of the album. These 3 DVDs are must buy's for any Def Leppard fan!! But my favorite is Historia/In The Round In Your Face because my favorite songs and videos are on it and Joe Elliott looks really good on it!!!"
The VHS tapes on DVD - and little else...
Eric Skovan | NY USA | 08/12/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a Def Leppard fan I still recommend this DVD. If for no other reason than it being so much easier, on DVD rather than VHS, to skip around both recordings to play your favorite tracks.
Unfortunately though, there's little extra. They did include a few videos from Slang, which is nice because, like most fans, I never saw these on MTV. There's also a ten minute or so interview with the band, but its reveals absolutely nothing new. AND the interview takes place in the corner of some office with a shakey camera and almost unbearably bad, echoey, open-mike audio!
Also the DVD transfer is mediocre at best. It doesn't look like they bothered striking a fresh print from the film negatives for this DVD release. Its not much better than if you captured & burned your own DVD from your VHS copies!
But, as I said, if you're fan its still worth buying now, because I doubt any improved, 'Special Edition' versions will ever come out after these."
Def Leppard at its best
bceagles03 | Michigan | 09/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I am a huge Def Leppard fan so automatically I am going to love this DVD, but even if you have never heard of the band, this DVD is still for you.
Def Leppard, one of the biggest rock bands in the 1980s, shows exactly why they were so famous in this incredible DVD. The DVD has two main parts to it- the music videos and the live performances. The live performances come from their "In the Round, In Your Face" tour. The live performance part of the DVD is my personal favorite as it spotlights the talents of all the band members. The concert is incredible and the people working the camera do a great job in making the viewer feel like they are sitting front row and center.
Once you are tired of the live performance (like that would ever happen), Def Leppard has provided their actual music videos that were played on TV. Both the sound and visual quality are incredible. The videos are a lot of fun to watch.
So basically, if you are a Def Leppard fan, or even just a casual rock fan in general, give this DVD a try. The classic Def Leppard hits like "Photograph," "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Rock of Ages," among many others, will keep you pumped for hours."