Missy the artist is cool, confident. Missy the producer/songwriter is in charge, innovative. This is Missy the video artist--off the wall and off the hook. The Hits of Miss E...The Videos, Volume 1 DVD and VHS feature f... more »our of her groundbreaking videos, all available for purchase for the first time. In addition, the DVD version includes behind-the-scenes footage and Surround Sound. This companion video to Missy's album Miss E... So Addictive leaves no doubt that Missy is as far ahead of the game in front of the camera as she is behind the mixing board and the microphone. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," "Hit 'Em wit' da Hee," "She's a Bitch," "Get Ur Freak On."« less
"When I was younger, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott videos didn't arrive on MTV as much as they should have done. And so, for a meagre £9 in the UK, to own a valuable clutch of Miss E's finer forays into the world of music videos was essential. Only problems are that some may question the chosen selection, and at a tight 17 minutes you don't get much of Missy for your dollar.Four videos are up for your DVD viewing pleasure. The first video is Missy's latest single, "Get Ur Freak On", her most successful effort taken from her third album "Miss E...So Addictive", mixing Missy's familair friends of hip hop and r'n'b, groovy post-"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" kung fu and a shedload of eastern influence. Vid is directed by Dave Meyers, responsible for Britney Spears' "Lucky". Her latest is followed by her first, Missy's debut single "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", her first of many videos directed by Hype Williams. All crazy costumes and wild colours, the inflatable bin bag suit remaining the infinite standout. Third up is "She's A B****", Missy and Hype's wildest foray into the format, all futuristic smoothness and extremeness. The videos finish up with the wonderful "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee", a trip into Tim Burton-esque fantasy with a dash of Michael Jackson a la "Smooth Criminal" in Missy's flashy dance attire. Vid is directed by Paul Hunter, co-director of D'Angelo's awfully nude "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" video and is made all the more essential for being an evilly groovy remix, adding strings from Bjork's "Joga" for an intoxicating effect.Not exactly elaborate on details as to why said videos look the way they do, nor how Missy's beats were inspired, but the DVD remains essential for Missy's fans everywhere. Expect "Sock It 2 Me", "Beep Me 911", "All N My Grill" and "Hot Boyz" for Volume 2."
I hate this DVD
Well, BLEEP You Too | A Southern Californian Forced into Washinton state | 02/15/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is falsely advertised. There is a "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" Sign on the cover art yet no "Explicit Content". The videos have the edited and radio lyrics on them. With the Parental Advisory sign, you'd think that the explicit versions of the song would be dubbed over the videos but no. The only thing explicit is the use of the word "B!+ch" In She's a B!+ch and that's usually not explicit enough for a parental advisory. So I found this dvd to be a complete waste of my money. Now that Missy has 5 albums out and a new one on the way, She should release a new Music video DVD. Avoid at all costs"
Miss E's hits, and misses.....
Jeremy | TN | 05/16/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Missy Elliott is an inventive and always fresh artist. This collection of videos is no exception. I love the videos on this disc, but the behind the scenes of She's a B**** and Supa Dupa Fly are very short, and not what I expected. Also, the DVD is sold with the Parental Advisory label on it, so I bought it immediately thinking that it would be the uncencored cuts of her vids, but these are the bleeped out MTV versions, which was very dissapointing. Don't get me wrong, the videos are good, but I would've loved to see them in the way they were meant to be artistically presented and not some souped up version for a 13 year old. Why else the Parental Advisory label? There's nothing raunchy nor explicit in this DVD, so if you are expecting it, don't buy it. Overall though, I was pleased with the videos, as they are some of the most inventive artistic expressions to hit the music scene in a LONG while. Lookin forward to volume 2, maybe it'll be a little better..."
Could Have Been Better.
big Hungry | victorville, CA 92392 | 04/27/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There is a "parental advisory explicit content" label on the front cover and the videos are censored. The only explicit wod I've heard was "B+-*/" from the video : "She's A B,./]". That doesn't always need to be censored when it comes to tv. If there is a "parental advisory explicit content" label, there shouldn't be any censoring."
One of the premier video artists of the day
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 06/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott first hit the video music scene several years ago with "Super Dupa Fly," I was blown away. The video was eye-catching, thrilling, supremely executed and, just a heckuva lotta fun. Her subsequent releases, as well as the latest, are just as impressive. Contrary to the earlier reviewer, I prefer the "edited" versions presented here. Not one who actually listens to the artist's lyrics, I am totally blown away by the visuals and the choreography of Elliot and company. Elliott deserves an award for consistently keeping her "freak" going."