There is a reason why this DVD is cheap...
Beau Ferchaud | Red Bluff, CA USA | 09/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got this DVD today and It has a lot of cool features on it. Some of them are a little under my standards, but it's still cool to have a dillinger dvd. The 3 music videos panasonic youth, Sleeping Giants, and Unretrofied. Panasonic and Sleeping Giants are in mono sound for some reason, while Unretrofied is in Stereo. The dvd is in 480p, i think. The live footage is pretty cool too. Most of the sound on these live videos have been recorded from the board, but 2 videos seem to be straight from the camera, which doesn't sound too good. Live versions of Panasonic Youth and Phone Home were not recorded from the board. Other live videos include Sunshine the Werewolf, Sleeping Giants, and A Perfect Design. DVD extras include The Making of Unretrofied, which I'll admit I didn't watch most of it because it was kinda boring. The making of Miss Machine is video from the Special Edition DVD with the CD, so expect the same footage. There is also interview footage of all members except for Liam.. I don't know why he wasn't in the video. The interviews take place in an elevator, with the door behind them so It opens up once or twice while someone is talking. They basically just talk about how Miss Machine was constructed and why they recorded in different studios. The last extra on the DVD is a Press Gallery which is just snip-it's from rock magazines that talked about the Miss Machine Album. In the background of this feature, Baby's First Coffin is playing. All in all, it's a cool DVD. But I probably won't watch it for a long time. This DVD does not capture the essence of what Dillinger is like live. It almost seems like they are toned down (except for the opening of Pansonic Youth). I've seen them live and they are amazing. If you are fan of Dillinger, then go ahead and get this DVD. It's cheap and it's not like you are going to waste money. It's pocket change kids. I'm sure if they had put more work into it, maybe showing more live footage this would have been a 5 star (since I like seeing live footage). There is nothing from Calculating Infinity on this. I know it's a let down.. i was kinda hoping to see Sugar Coated Sour or 43% Burnt, but it's not on here. Hopefully they will release a Fully Professional Live DVD in the near future. I would buy it for sure."