"When I discovered this DVD I was thrilled because I would finally be able to see all of the more notable Destiny's Child music videos. The girls (women) do look quite beautiful and I am first reminded of why I fell in love with this group to begin with -- but this DVD is simply not enough.The first video on this disc is "No, No, No Part 1" - a rather gentle first glimpse of Destiny's Child but ultimately it is a visual bore (a brunette Beyonce - gasp). Granted this was before Destiny's Child became an international success so they weren't given the financial backing to create the "epic" video pieces we see today.2. "No, No, No, Part 2" (featuring Wyclef Jean) - a great video and a much needed remix to an otherwise lukewarm single. The girls look fantastic and have more energy and sass.3. "Bills, Bills, Bills" - a rather clever video that is filmed on the set of a beauty salon. This piece has enough costume changes to make any head spin. Bold and fun. There is also a rather strange cameo by famed drag queen Eva Destruction (a.k.a. Alexis Arquette).4. "Bug A Boo" - another bubbly and fun video that created the now forgotten "cowboy/cowgirl chic" fashion fad. Kobe Bryant has a brief cameo in a locker room scene...yes a locker room scene. This is the last video to feature former members Latoya Luckett and LaTavia Robertson. 5. "Say My Name" - this is the video that moved Destiny's Child towards crossover success. "Say My Name" is an experiment in color with its rotating rooms and wandering furniture. This is also the first video to introduce newer members Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. A great song and impressive video...though I cringe at the sight of Beyonce's rather awkward looking braid(s) hair-don't.6. "Jumpin, Jumpin" - at the time this was the perfect "gettin' ready to party" song. A lot of fans carry the opinion that this is one of their weaker videos but I like it -- just not the lame "So So Def Remix" that appears in this collection. But at least the girls look gorgeous (when they aren't being eclipsed by the rap performances). This is the second and final video to feature former member Farrah Franklin. I give this DVD three stars (I so wanted to give it more) because the disc contains no true "special features". The interface is not impressive and the "biography" is absurd. If I wanted to read an "article" I would pick up many of the countless magazines which contain the same information (in half the time). There are no live performances (which are definitely out there) There are no interviews with any of the members and absolutely no information about the filming of the videos. I would have preferred the song/video for "Independent Women Part 1" to appear on this collection and not just on the "Charlie's Angels" DVD. Personally, I could have put together a better package with what I have recorded off of my own television.I also feel that it would have been nice (polite) to include the three former members on the packaging but is there really any "fair" way to do such a thing. Afterall -- they are no longer members of this group for heated reasons. Destiny's Child are Columbia Records greatest act and money maker. I will never understand why they didn't take the time to put together a more substantial offering with this DVD video collection (check out Whitney Houston's DVD -- now that is a true collection). I recommend this DVD to all Destiny's Child fans -- but don't expect anything more than just videos."
Destiny's Child showcases a slew of MTV-ready music videos.
iamsogreat | Boston, MA United States | 06/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, in reference to another reviewers remarks...If you are interested in owning the music video for "Independent Women Part I," you can purchase the Charlie's Angels DVD. The full-length music video is one of the DVD's bonus features.If you are interested in owning the music video for "Survivor," you can purchase the Survivor DVD single.Moving on to this music video... I am most disappointed by the group's complete and utter disrespect for their past. Despite the cover image, new recruit Michelle did not sing a single note on ANY of the songs included (even the two music videos of which she is seen in). Why, then, are we subjected to seeing her face on the DVD cover? Well, because it'll probably sell better that way. Oh well.The DVD is oh-kay, but seeing as how Destiny's Child don't really have many videos released, it can only go so far.My only other comment is that (and I agree with the other reviewers) it was a poor decision to include the So So Def remix of "Jumpin' Jumpin'" rather than the regularly rotated original version. In the end, though, it doesn't matter, as "Jumpin' Jumpin'" is one of the weaker videos featured here.The best cuts are "Bills, Bills, Bills" (with its "rumors erupting at the hairdresser's" motif) and "Say My Name" (a hot and colorful clip with great set design and slick but subtle choreography). The ladies' other hot cut "Independent Women Part I" is not included here, but as previously mentioned, you can get it on the Charlie's Angels DVD (which, while we're on the topic is a great DVD).So, all in all, The Platinum's On The Wall is a decent (albeit too soon) video collection from the harmonious ladies of Destiny's Child."
Love Destiny's Child... but was dissapointed with this dvd.
Hannibal Alexander | Richmond, ca USA | 03/07/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well let me preface this by saying that i am in love with Destiny's Child. Ask anybody i work with. I listen to their album "The Writing's On The Wall" all the time. almost everyday. It is one of my favorites. But anyway when i found out this dvd was coming out i was sooo juiced because i could get all their videos. and more than that i was hoping they would have some extra's like live performances or interviews. but when i got the dvd and watched it. no such luck. It's just 6 videos...1. No No No Part One (the slow one) 2. No No No Part Two (with wyclef) 3. Bills Bills Bills 4. Bug A Boo 5. Say My Name (say my name... if no one is around you say baby i love you if you ain't running game... MY FAVORITE SONG!!! PERIOD. DOT) 6. Jumpin Jumpin (so so def remix) another reason i didn't like this dvd too much is cos they had other videos that they could have put on here as bonuses. they have "With Me Part One" which came out in 98 but wasn't that succesful. The same for "Get On THe Bus" from the Why Do Fools Fall In Love soundtrack. Also i remember that they had a remix video for "Bug A Boo" and i was sooo mad that they didn't include the original version of "jumpin jumpin" on here. I have jennifer lopez's dvd and love it. Her dvd has like almost 10 videos on it total with remixes and live performances... AND it had an interview segment and all these other behind the scenes stuff. So does Whitney houston's dvd. It has LOADS of extra stuff, even tho they already have like 21 videos already. So i know whut dvd's are capable of. that is why i'm dissapointed that destiny's child pretty much cheated me out of my money. but again i love them. and it's cool that i can see their videos anytime i want. Just wish there was more for my money!!"
Great, but could be a lot better ^-^
iamsogreat | 05/02/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Destiny's Child: The Platinum's On The Wall is a video that only contains music videos, which feature Destiny's Child #1 hits. Here are the list of music videos:[No No No, Part 1 - This is the really slow version of the song.] ]No No No, Part 2 - This is the remix done by Wyclef Jean, the dance remix. This is so much better then No No No, Part 1.] [Bills Bills Bills] [Bug A Boo - For some reason they didn't include the remix to Bug A Boo, which was a GREAT video.] [Say My Name - The best music video on this tape] [Jumpin Jumpin [So So Def Remix] - Don't get me wrong I love Da Brat, but this song feature some over rappers. The other rappers killed the song, while Da Brat gave the song more flavor.]Why this video wasn't a 5 star tape: The original video for Jumpin' Jumpin' wasn't here, just music videos isn't all that great, and so much more could have been added to this video like: interviews, the girls could have talk about past members, and behind the looks on the making of each video."
Love the music, but there are only six videos; that's it!
J. Lizzi | Costa Mesa, CA | 01/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If I were simply rating the music: top notch. The girls look great, they sound great, and there's a good vibe in all their videos. The track listing is basically a compilation of their hits, in chronological order, from the first two albums: "Destiny's Child" and "The Writing's on the Wall." Looking at the color and graphics between the tracks, this disc was obviously compiled to ride the wave of "Writing's ..." popularity and the album's four top hits. The sound is great and the videos get more slick as the production value increases (along with Destiny's Child's success). My favorite by far is "Bug A Boo," which features lots of sidewalk shots along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. If you're a DC fan, or a collector of R&B videos, read no further: you'll enjoy this DVD.
My only criticism comes not from the music or videos, but from what's lacking on this DVD. Maybe there just weren't enough hits to fill a video disc after only two albums, I understand that. However, someone should have thought to add more material to round out the entertainment. The six videos have a run-time of around 24 minutes . . . done. No behind-the-scenes footage; no interviews with artists or musicians. The lone DVD "bonus" consists of a short biography and a long rave list of all the records sold and awards won by the group. No liner notes.
Don't get me wrong; I'm not dissing the girls. I love them! About the disc, I'll be an optimist: it's half full."