Rare goth videos on a shiny silver coaster - fantastic
morgycat | 01/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a 'must buy' if you're a fan of ANY of the bands on the disc, simply because it contains video material which isn't available anywhere else. It's a bit of a mixture of old and new, good and really awful and is mostly live performance videos. The video tracks are as follows: (1)Switchblade Symphony - Clown (2)The Wake - Christine (3)Christian Death - Romeo's Distress (4)Nosferatu - The Haunting (5)Eva O -Children Of The Night (6) Alien Sex Fiend - Ignore The Machine (7)Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Spinning Around (8)The Prophetess - Avalon (9)Ghost Dance - Deeper Blue (10)Lords Of The New Church - Open Your Eyes (11)The Chameleons - In Shreds (12)Skeletal Family - Lost In Paradise (13)Executive Slacks - Fire&Ice (14) Usherhouse - Surrender Down (15)Corpus Delicti - Absent Friend. PLUS 12 bonus audio tracks selected from the Goth Box CD set. Personal highlights are:- the Nosferatu video which intersperses live footage with old horror movie (Nosferatu) clips, RLYL 's Spinning Around (live performance with audio overdubbed), The Chameleons live and Ross Williams, as he was, (a)live."
Wow this DVD sucked!
S. Benson | Planet Earth | 10/29/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I DJ three different Industrial/Goth clubs and playing videos is a part of what I do and I am always on the look out for videos as they are hard to come by! I was excited to get this and it had to be one of the worst music DVD's I have ever purchased!First of all I really don't care too much for how good a video is as I understand goth/industrial bands are not rich and can't always make high end videos (they were all horrible anyway), however what I do care about is SOUND QUALITY. The sound on this DVD is just utter crap, I couldn't play one video off this DVD at the club, not one! Not only was the sound quality horrible the song/band selection needs a lot of help (for a DJ or club anyway) as they had to of picked the most boring songs possible for this!As a fan of this type of music and a DJ who plays it, I would recommend hanging on to your money."
Would make a better ECD rather than DVD
random_goth_fan | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 03/22/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say that I'm quite disappointed with this DVD. It seems to come off as a sampler of videos that Cleopatra Records has managed to attain the rights to - perhaps due to contract agreements with the featured artists. If this is true, then I'm sure that Cleopatra can offer much better than this. The videos vary in quality and content from quite good to quite poor and subsequently a bit humorous. I like perhaps 4 or 5 videos on here and consider the rest to be throw aways. This might be okay if there was some sort of chronology here or perhaps interviews with some of the featured artists - but this is lacking as well. Further, there is absolutely no information what so ever reagrding these videos. What you get is just a DVD with a menu that allows you to select to watch the videos or listen to the audio tracks. I suppose that I was expecting to get some information on the history or development of what is/was considered to be goth or at least some information on the featured artists. For example, what incarnation of Christian Death is featured in concert here. Rozz Williams is the vocalist and is pretty much the only focal point of the video. His attire seems conservative and he is very well received by the audience. This seems to be some sort of reunion between Rozz Williams and other members of the band - but you'd have to research on your own to confirm this as no information is provided here. You do get 12 bonus audio tracks with the DVD - so I suppose the quantity of audio content may justify the retail price. However, if one views this as an audio disk featuring some videos, then one must ask why didn't Cleopatra just put this out as an ECD?"
An interesting addition to a Goth music collection
Jim Clark | Danbury, CT | 12/25/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A companion to the "Goth Box" CD set, the DVD distributed by Cleopatra Records (who else?) is suited to the more serious Goth fans. It features a mainstream debut of Switchblade Symphony's "Clown", as well as old favorites like Christian Death and Alien Sex Fiend. Most of the video tracks are old and new favorites, but there is a kind of slump in the middle. 3 or 4 tracks from bands like Chameleons U.K. seem more like early 80's pop or punk rather than goth. I would have liked to have seen videos from the heavy hitters, Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, ect. Overall, if you're into goth, this is a must have. Along with the 4 CD music box set, this makes a perfect gift for the dark, freaky friends you may have."