Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 6/17/2015...
I absolutely loved River Dance and now this one is even better! With inside info on Flatley himself and the opportunity to see how he pulls it all together, it is a Celtic dance fans chance to just sit back and enjoy about 2 hours of highly entertaining program. I'd highly recommend this one!
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Paula W. (Dancingred) from WIMAUMA, FL Reviewed on 1/10/2011...
I absolutely love this! It is more than just dancing, it goes into (from Michael Flatley's point of view) where he came from, and how he developed his signature moves. I highly recommend this DVD!!
An Excellent Addition to Your Collection
gregg | Maine USA | 11/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must disclose that I am a bit of an overeager fan of Irish Dancing at least in the form of Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Riverdance. I have seen all of the shows several times and had the fortune of going backstage after a Lord of the Dance performance to meet a few of the dancers (who were quite friendly and generous with their time). And, I listen to the music as I work out. I have all of the shows on DVD and video and to this day watch them almost daily.
As such, I was very happy when I learned of this new DVD title, Gold. Michael Flatley cerainly is not shy and is known for his "confidence," but this new DVD is extremely entertaining. I do not necessarily buy the sometimes manufactured sounding humility in this production and his "accent" seems to vary depending upon his audience, but we overlook the shortcomings in those we admire, right?
The DVD contains highlights from the original Riverdance show and Michael Flatley's two shows including dance peformances of Feet of Flames in Budapest.
The DVD is arranged in a long interview format interspersed with performances in a chronological order. Included are clips from his days with the Chieftans, dancing at the Kennedy Center, performing at Eurovision, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and rehearsals for what may be an upcoming movie/video. The Budapest Feet of Flames performances contain short interviews with some of the dancers. The DVD is arranged in a home moview/documentary format begining with pictures of Michael Flatley's family and childhood all the way through and including performances and photographs from the present.
There also is a very interesting "making of" Feet of Flames which is included as well. One really can get a sense of what it was like making the "one off" show. In addition, you get to meet a number of the dancers.
Certainly this DVD will entertain and delight the loyal fan base, but it is extremely well done, and as with the other DVDs and videos, it can be watched repeatedly. I do not know how long the Irish Dancing craze will last, but I get the feeling its twilight may be near. Any additional worthy videos and performances, therefore, are treasured.
You will enjoy this one for years to come."
Michael Flatley: Gold
Jenica | Riverside, CA United States | 03/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found this DVD to be extremely entertaining, if not a bit long. (2hrs, 10 mins.) The only concern I have is that though the film is not rated, some parents might find a couple of the scenes objectionable for viewing for young children. I saw the Feet of Flames World Tour live here in L.A. when it came through. Personally it was very enjoyable, but I was downright embarrassed in the Stolen Kiss scene when Flatley stripped that girl and she jumped on him. It reminded me a bit of some trashy Vegas show, complete with seductive guitar riffs. There were YOUNG children in that audience! Yes, Flatley is a genius, and as an Irish dancer I am in awe of what he has done for my sport, but I felt he could have left his midlife crisis out of an otherwise wholesome performance. If as a parent you are concerned about what your child will be watching, I would recommend watching the DVD first or skipping tracks. Otherwise, Gold is a rare treat that can't be passed up!"
Xelga | New York, USA | 11/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Never saw anything better than this. He is one of a kind. Went to his last performance, that was unforgetable. When he's on stage, you can't breathe, it's just so powerfull, that I cried. He gives all his energy to the audience."
Michael | Western Australia | 03/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Michael Flatley Gold is an absolute asset for ANY Irish dance fan!
The DVD is just amazingly done in every aspect which makes for a most spectacular watch for anyone, but even moreso, Flatley fans. It shows all about Michael and bringing himself up to the spectacle he is today, including half an hour of the Feet of Flames Budapest show, which you will see no where else.
Even if you arent a Irish dance fan, you will enjoy this because of Flatleys sheer power on stage.Its hard to invision Irish dance coming this far, but it has, and this is the man to thank. In this escapade you will find that Michael is no arrogant dancer and as for his inflated ego? If you read into it, you can find he is a really nice person, and what you see is just alot of character coming out on stage.Buy this DVD no matter the cost, you will not be disappointed.
Because boy oh boy, this guy can dance..."