Second coming..probably the third time you have seen it
iggy | alexandria, egypt | 02/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i love kiss, and enjoyed this video a great deal. watching gene, paul and ace do the macareena in 7 inch platforms was pretty cool too. While much of this video does nothing more than rehash material that you have probably already purchased (Exteme Closeup) it is a great journal of the reunion tour of '96-97. The European and Japanese tour footage is fantastic. I have seen a few reviews stating that there is a problem w/ picture quality. I have no idea where that comes from except an inferior DVD player. In some cases the material is reproduced from 25 year old source footage, and this probably accounts for any "picture problems." This is a must for rock and roll fans, and optional for KISS fans who already own the "second coming" or "extreme closeup" vhs releases (but you know you will buy this it anyway!)."
KISS: THE SECOND COMING Is One Of The Best KISS Documentarys
Tom Patrick | Lexington, Ky | 03/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"KISS The Second Coming is the perfect video of die-hard KISS fans, and I enjoyed it too much. It's a backstage pass into the hidden world of KISS that everybody doesn't get the chance to see. We follow four men (Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley) as form a rock group, travel into good times, and crash into the bad times. But in the end, they reunite and start a World Alive Tour, and release new albums."
Yet another cash-in, but why this?
Steve Cunningham | Ann Arbor, MI | 08/10/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"An overly long documentary on the reunion tour of '96-'97. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big Kiss fan, but this is just silly. At 122 minutes, there is precious little actual concert footage here, and no live segment lasts more than a few seconds. Unlike the early 90's "X-Treme Close Up" video which was somewhat of a documentary/narrative, this one doesn't even bother including whole songs, videos, or live performances. It's just an endless stream of Matt Pinfield's narration and the guys in the band talking about stuff that you don't really care about after 20 minutes. Diehards will probably get into it's excruciating detail, but if the band wanted a cash-in video from the tour, why this garbage and not a whole concert video? The three live "bonus" videos are a mixed bag, the "Shout It Out Loud" video you've seen a bunch of times already probably, the "Shandi" video is a one-camera amateur job with mediocre sound (although a very unique Paul solo performance) and "Detroit Rock City" from the movie premier is decent, but it's scaled down from the normal Kiss stageshow."
Finally, a KISS video that's longer than 90 minutes!
Ken Lewis | Tacoma,WA | 01/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a KISS fan for almost 16 years, I'm 24 years old now. I have all of their videos, and this is one of their best! It takes you from the first meeting of the original band(MTV Unplugged) to the band putting on the outfits and makeup at Gene's house. Talk about "behind-the-scenes" footage! I love the three extra songs that were added for the DVD! The only compliant is: They keep showing KISS rehearsing "Deuce" over and over! That got boring fast!"