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MTV20 Collection
MTV20 Collection
Actors: MTV, Robert Palmer, Gary Numan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2001     4hr 11min

On August 1, 1981 at 12 midnight, music history was made! Although it didn't seem like it at the time, the launch of MTV, the world's first 24-hour music channel, not only revolutionalized the music business, but also tran...  more »


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Actors: MTV, Robert Palmer, Gary Numan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/10/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 4hr 11min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not perfect, but a great way to archive some classic videos
Nowhereman | Boston, MA USA | 07/18/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Whether or not you should buy this is really determined by your gut reaction to the concept. If the thought of owning some of your favorite videos from years past puts a smile on your face, go buy this immediately. If you hem and haw, or are unsure, pass it up. Unless you can think of a few videos on each disc that you would love to own, you are probably better off just buying your favorite disc, as the bonus DVD is rather sparse.The videos in general are in great quality (the more recent ones look pristine), and the sound quality is fine. The little video interviews are completely forgettable however, and the 'bonus' disc really could have used some more fleshing out.DVD is really the ideal medium for video retrospectives like this because you can skip past the ones you don't like in the blink of an eye. My one beef with the set is that you are left wondering why they didn't fill these discs up a bit more. DVDs can certainly fit more than 15 or so videos per disc, and it gets you to thinking about what deserving bands got snubbed by this retrospective."
Good collection of some great videos
Amy Lynn | Pennsylvania United States | 04/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"ok , well when i first got this collection i was a little bit disapointed. i thought there would be more videos that really had a impact on mtv and its audience. i mean they didnt have the bugles , the didnt have micheal jackson or guns n roses or anyone else that really had some good videos for mtv but overall the collection was good and it grows on you. the pop disk is about 4 stars, with some classic new wave hits and works it way up to modern hits for mtv. the rock disk is about 3 or 4 stars, it was missing some really good videos they couldve put in there but was still pretty good. i mean they have cake and monster magnet and the cult and soundgarden on that disk. and the 3rd disk is jams, which chronicled the old school rap videos till today. and the 4rth disk is beats , which has more electronica music on it but only 5 or 6 videos. it has stuff like moby and chemical brothers. all the disks are about 4 stars and they have the old school commercials and pop up facts from mtv on it also and band statistics and bios.i would recomend this collection to anyone cause it basically covers it all almost and is good if you are looking to collect some good videos. the picture is excellent but the sound is ok. on the dvd player it sounds good but in the computer the sound is bad. but if you really like collecting videos get this."
The WORST Audio and Video I have EVER seen
G. P. Singh | Cincinnati, USA | 02/03/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was very excited to get a bunch of MTV videos but upon opening the nice looking DVD case of 4 DVD's and playing every single video... I felt like throwing them in the fireplace. They are the WORST videos I have ever seen from the 80's (except maybe a handful). I cannot beleive MTV would release some of their worst videos as their hits. Someone at MTV needs to be fired. And on top of that, the audio is horrible. I mean horrible audio. DO NOY BUY THIS. I will ship it to you for 10 bucks and they are brand new. Viewed only once and will never be viewed again. I am embarassed for MTV."
You get your money's worth.
Karen K. Hart | Austin, MN United States | 12/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I think this is a fairly low price for the number of videos you get. My feelings about the selection of videos are mixed. There are plenty of songs/videos I like here; there are also plenty that have the power to make me change the station when they come on. The really nice surprise, though, was the Jungle Brothers video. My husband, my brother and I weren't familiar with the song, but we loved the video--it was vastly entertaining.
I think most people can find things they like about this collection and things they don't like; I also think we can all agree that getting four decent DVDs for approximately the price of one or two is a pretty good deal."