"Here are the first basic 12 Madonna videos (it's missing a few) and a fabulous live performance:Lucky Star - on this DVD, you get the rare extended version not available on the VHS version! Very cool, indeed!Borderline - Aw, Mo's first storyline video. She's so cute with her black and white striped hat and spray painting the white car. A classic!Like A Virgin - Men are beasts. Isn't that fun? ;) It's Mo frolicking in a gondola in Venice and looking sexy with her own brown mane. And the lion tongue pounding along with the rhythm? I remember being 8 years old and laughing crazily at that. Those were the times, weren't they?Material Girl - Ok, although Maddy may hate this song, you have to admit that the video is pretty groovy. My favorite is in the beginning when the guy brings her a necklace and we get to hear her talking to her pal about how she's not into material things. Can we say, "sassy"?Papa Don't Preach - I have to admit, I hate this song. I don't know why, but I do. The video? Eh, to have a baby, to not have a baby. Blah, blah, blah. I'm also not a Danny Aiello fan, so I can't say much about this clip. Although many like it, I'm not one of them.Open Your Heart - I really like this song, and Madonna looks cool in her black wig, but I'm just not down with this whole short blond hair thing. She looks horrible, although this was our first introduction to those infamous cone bras. This is another 'blah' video, imho, but it's okay once in awhile.La Isla Bonita - Maddy looks great in this one with her natural brown hair color and this song is just a great. One thing: who's that ugly man she's singing to? *L* Just a question. A cool video, though!Like A Prayer - I know that everyone loves this video - and hey! I'm with them. This is such a coolified video. My favorite part is when she's dancing in the field with the burning crosses because she looks great, and I love when she's in the church with the choir. Another classic!Express Yourself - The chains, the cat, the sexy models, the scary bald guy, and that sexy suit she wears whilst grabbing her crotch. What a brilliant video! I love it, one of Mo's best ever.Cherish - This is a fun and carefree video that is really airy and a joy to watch. Watching Mo showing off as if she's being on a home video is just classic and the mer people are quite sexy! Very cool!Oh Father - This is a really sad video, and shows Madonna's childhood and how it reflected her adult life. She truly looks beautiful as she's singing in the snow and when she's in the confessional. A wonderful video.Vogue - Madonna's grande masterpiece. I'm sure you've seen it about a million times, and you're probably aware it made close to the top of all the "Best Video" Countdowns at the end of the millennium. Very sophisticated and timeless.Vogue (Live from the 1990 MTV VMA's) - one of Madonna's best remembered performances. She's obviously lip-synching, but this proves that she puts on a fabulous show and you're not even thinking about the technicalities (or lack thereof). If you've been burned out on the other 12 selections, then make this your main objective - it's classic if ever there was one in Madonna's musical history."
An Excellent DVD !!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must buy for all Madonna fans. The DVD is in standard format and contains 13 tracks. The sound quality is outstanding. The video tracks included are: Lucky Star, Borderline, Like A Virgin, Material Girl, Papa Dont Preach, Open Your Heart, La Isla Bonita, Like A Prayer, Express Yourself, Cherish, Oh Father, Vougue & a live performance of Vouge. The DVD contains a video selection feature so you can jump right to your favorite video. Unfortunately, several videos were missing off of this collection. They were: Burning Up, Everybody, Dress You Up, Crazy For You, The Gambler, Into The Groove, Live To Tell, True Blue, Who's That Girl and Causing A Commotion.I guess we will have to wait until Madonna releases a full video archive to obtain the complete collection."
Madonna's Early Videos in All Their Splendor
Luis Hernandez | New York, New York, USA | 07/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although it is not a complete collection of her videos since her early beginnings, Madonna's "Immaculate Collection," features some of her greatest videos that made her an MTV darling throughout the 1980's. From her very first video, "Borderline," to the last video before her pre-"Erotica" days, "Vogue," Madonna truly captures the essence of an empowered woman in Reagan/Bush years that were known as the 80's. While the video and sound quality are great, I was disappointed that this video collection omiited two of my favorite videos: "Burning Up," and "Into the Groove." Both songs are very strong in beats, and it is a disgrace that the the compilation's producers omitted these videos. While many might see "Into the Groove," as being some type of music video-infomercial promoting Madonna's 1985 feature film debut, "Desperately Seeking Susan," I would still have included it because it was her greatest dance song that decade.The other thing I disliked, that unlike many music video compilations available on DVD, there is not an option for the lyrics to Madonna's song to be played onscreen. This is one feature I feel that most music video compilations on DVD should have. Madonna still reigns supreme, however check out this collection to see how she became the idol she is today. You'll see the transformation right in front of your eyes."
The Ultimate Video Artist
Chris S. | atlanta, ga United States | 09/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Arguably the most influential video artist of the MTV generation, and the one to benefit most from MTV, was Madonna.
This collection is a companion piece of sorts to her CD of the same name, with a few differences here and there. Conspicuously absent are 'Live To Tell', 'True Blue', and 'Into The Groove'.
Early videos like 'Lucky Star' and 'Material Girl' come off a little dated, though still alot of fun to watch. Though all of the vidoes have a distinctive feel, the clutch of videos she produced for the LIKE A PRAYER album remain a benchmark in her videography, particularly the visually stunning 'Express Yourself' and the highly undervalued 'Oh Father'(which remains a creative high-point to this day). The sterling videoclip for 'Vogue' rounds out the set videowise, followed by an unnecessarily tacked-on (and lip-synched) performance of 'Vogue' from one of the MTV Awards shows. Consider this a primer for whats to come--though her biggest radio hits were in the '80s, her best videos came in the '90s, as displayed in her second video compilation 93:99."
The 80's encapsuled on one DVD
Da Man | Pekin, IL | 01/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if one was to ask a DVD creator "can you make me a one hour DVD that symbolizes the 1980's", what you'd get would be similar to this. Madonna's Immaculate Collection video collection, originally released on VHS in 1990 to coincide with the release of the CD of the same title, and on DVD in the summer of 1999.
Madonna was without a doubt the biggest artist on MTV for quite some time, and here are twelve reasons why:
1. Lucky Star - this is the uncut extended version that differs slightly from the single edit version that got so much MTV airplay in the fall of 1984. Plain and but sexy, with a young Madonna strutting her stuff with two backup dancers.
2. Borderline - the song that brought her to the top 10 for the "very first time". An innocent youthful Madonna as a rising model whose boyfriend feels left behind. One of the first times most of America saw her.
3. Like A Virgin - Madonna in Paris on a gondola, with a tiger-man following her. One of her most played videos (it was #10 on MTV's MTV 500 countdown back in 1997)
4. Material Girl - An icon is born, basing itself on a classic Marilyn Monroe film sequence, Madonna became pop's ultimate sex symbol, nice storyline too where Keith Carradine is a producer who falls for her.
5. Papa Don't Preach - fast forward a year, new haircut, less makeup, nowhere as much jewelry. Madonna as a young woman who finds out she's pregnant and tells her father (Danny Aiello)
6. Open Your Heart - one of my favorite Madonna clips, where she works as a dancer at a sex club, while a young boy admirer watches from a distance, is he her brother? her son? what?!?! whatever, the video was still fun
7. La Isla Bonita - Madonna is a lonely, religious woman who has a "other half" who likes to dance and party. Be on the lookout for a really young Benicio del Toro in the video
8. Like A Prayer - she does it!! Madonna officially makes a video that truly proves she is a video icon. It's one of those videos that words can't describe because it has to be seen to be understood, and it is great.
9. Express Yourself - Madonna is sexy again, this time based on the classic Metropolis, a very daring and shocking video for its time even though as the years have passed, it's rather tame
10. Cherish - one of the weakest videos of the set, but a nice return to somewhat innocence after the last two groundbreakers, Madonna meets Splash.
11. Oh Father - the most autobiographical video she'd done up to this point. As someone who has lost my mother, I understand how Madonna feels with this song and video, a true work of art.
12. Vogue - easily the ultimate dance track of Madonna's career, a wonderfully stylish black and white video filmed during rehearsals for the Blond Ambition tour
Bonus - Vogue (1990 Video Music Awards) - another classic performance, I remember watching this as it aired. Madonna set in the 1800's.
Hopefully one of these days, a video collection will come along that is complete and supplants both this and "Video Collection 1993-1999", but until that time comes, this is what you should buy, along with 93-99. Other great collections to check out if you're a fan of this era include Cyndi Lauper's "Twelve Deadly Cyns", Janet Jackson's "Design Of A Decade", Eurythmics' "Greatest Hits", Olivia Newton-John's "Video Gold 1" and "Video Gold 2", Prince's "The Hits Collection" and Michael Jackson's "HIStory On Film Vol. 1". Along with "Video Collection 1993-1999" by Madonna, which covers the 90's."