Infamous for visually wild and intensely live stage shows, original Crue members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee set a new standard with a "circus gone bad" concept spectacular all taking place under a huge... more » circus tent stage set. The pyrotechnics are excessive and the fire-breathing midgets, seductive aerialists and demonic clowns keep the crowd roaring for more.
Shot using 20 HD cameras and never released with high definition visuals or audio before.
Over 2 hours of non-stop concert footage along with "Inside The Big Top" documentary and behind the scenes footage.
"Motley Crue's new "Carnival of Sins-Live" DVD is the best Motley Crue DVD there is--by far.
This is a two disc DVD,and while it is not perfect,it is really good and solid. It opens up with a very funny and short cartoon on how Motley Crue got back together,and once you have seen the cartoon for the show/Motley Crue's getting back together and going on a tour(which Motley used on all of their shows;I saw The Crue at their concert at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis)the concert on this DVD opens up with a great version of "Shout At The Devil '97"(note that the back of the DVD specifies it as the original SATD,but if you are a die hard Motley fan,you will notice that The Crue are playing Shout '97 at the beginning of this concert that is on this DVD,NOT the original Shout). This whole concert finds Motley Crue playing (mostly)their hits/fan favorites from the 80's("Girls,Girls,Girls","Dr. Feelgood","Live Wire","Ten Seconds To Love","Home Sweet Home",etc.)with the addition of two Motley songs from the 90's("Primal Scream" and half of the ballad "Glitter"),their two new original songs off of their "Red,White,and Crue" anthology album("If I Die Tommorow" and "Sick Love Song")as well as two cover songs("Helter Skelter" and "Anarchy In The U.K."). Note the fact that this concert was made as a film,it looks like a concert that is a movie,and while I would have just preferred a concert,the whole movie/concert concept into one theme was a really good idea that works here. The camera does switch back from the band to the audience too often at the beginning of this concert/film but gets better at focusing on the band towards the end of the DVD,and the live performances of the songs on here are really good(Motley Crue were being honest when they said that they still do have energy left in them)! Nikki Sixx's bass solo and Tommy Lee's drum solo are quite impressive,and not only are Motley Crue able to keep this DVD entertaining by not only playing most of their best material live and doing a great job at it,the midget onstage(who is sort of a mini Vince Neil)is hillarious and is a good supplement to the whole concert/film. It is also pretty cool to see aerialists on stage accompanying "The World's Most Infamous Rock Band"(especially during the live performances of "Girls,Girls,Girls" and "Ten Seconds To Love"). This whole concert/film is pretty cool,but the highlights for me would have to be 1)Nikki Sixx dressed like a mad scientist while he is doing his bass solo,2)Tommy Lee's drum solo and his "fan cam"(wait until you see that),and 3)seeing the guys in Motley Crue dressed as military guys while they perform "Helter Skelter" and "Anarachy In The U.K."(which are the last two songs they performed for the concert that is on this DVD).
There are a lot of bonus feautures on disc two of this DVD,which made me really happy. There is a documentary on Motley Crue's 2005 tour,a behind the scenes look at when Tommy Lee brings his "fan cam" onstage(I'd tell you about it,but it is something that will seem more funny if you buy this DVD and see it for yourself),a short,hillarious,cartoon movie called "Meet & Greet'Disaster!The Movie'Blow It Up" on Motley Crue,and there are three new music videos here. These videos are the time lapse view video for "On With The Show","If I Die Tommorow",and the "clean" video for "Sick Love Song". All of these videos are very cool(especially the time lapse video for "On With The Show",which is both very cool and very creative)and while I am a little dissaspointed that BOTH the clean AND the unclean video for "Sick Love Song" are NOT on this DVD(I am glad to have the SLS video here;it is just there was an unclean video for SLS that you can see very far back on www.motley.com;my point is that it would have helped Crue fans out to watch both the unclean and the clean video for SLS whenever they wanted to instead of going very far back on the Motley Crue website to see the unclean SLS video if they wanted to see it)but other than that,I am not complaining. I like getting to have loads of bonus feautures on disc two of this DVD and getting to see Vince,Nikki,Tommy,and Mick Mars all talk about this whole tour/DVD is really cool(Motley Crue are really the best band there is when it comes to leaving their fans happy). This DVD also has a nice poster that has pictures of Motley Crue from the COS tour accompanying it,which is nice to have here,and despite it's little flaws,this DVD is very awesome overall. Anyway,thank you for reading my review of this,have a great day,and don't forget....Motley Crue rules!!!!"
J. Walsh | Milwaukee, WI United States | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Based on what I have seen and heard this LOOKS and SOUNDS fantastic. Yeah, the camera shots are active and change fast... but much of the concert is packed with toughness and adrenaline, it actually makes some sense that the shots match it in being active as well. Sound-wise, this is the best the Crue have ever sounded live... this looks to me like a must own DVD. If you are looking for a DVD to give you an example of suspect quality... check out the new Twisted Sister one... now that one looks and sounds cheap and sloppy. This one looks like a gem... the only negative I see is its not out for another 2 months. Final thoughts, boy is it good having Tommy back... the drumming is excellent and it really adds so much to the songs. Vince is sounding better than he has in 20 years... and the guitar sound on this DVD is monsterously good... compare it to the Lewd Crued and Tatooed DVD of a few years back and you will really see how much better this version is!!! Its nice to see another band and not just KISS putting on a show that is actually worthy of the price of modern concert tickets."
Reviews based on bad bit rate web clips? Pathetic!
Real Crue Fan | New York, New York | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 2 fools who wrote reviews based on the clips available for preview are complete idiots. You are watching a low bit rate streaming performance. Of course it looks bad. That being said, the show looks to be excellent, live and real, unlike so many other artists today who record their "live" shows in the studio. Forget these 2 bad reviews, the DVD looks great and should be awesome."
Great, Fun DVD
Jiles B. Oneal | Portland, OR | 09/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this DVD. I watch it all the time. Sometimes I just put it on and play it while I'm doing other things around the house but most of the time I'll stop what I'm doing and sit down and watch the rest. It's not about nitpicking every little thing in the DVD. Personally I think the vocals are pretty good. Vince sings in tune, hitting all the high notes. Does he get ever word in there perfectly, no, but as a performer myself I understand how out of breath you can get on stage. Compared to the way Axle sings in their live DVD, Vince is golden. There are a couple part I skip through: the Nikki and Tommy solos, They are talent guys but I'm not too into experimental music. The Boobie Cam is old after you've seen it once. I mean, come on, how many times can you see the same girls show off their fake boobs? I don't care how much you like boobs it's not that great. Those are the only negative points of the entire DVD though. They play a ton of great songs, the stage is cool, the performance is good and you can watch it over and over and just have fun. that's what it's really all about."
Nikki is friggin` hot
E. Almaas | 10/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This performance is top notch, but the DVD lacks a bit, especially the sound. It`s hard to hear the singing and the instruments through all the noice from the audience. On a normal TV set without additional speakers, the sound is horrible. You`ll have to do quite a bit of tuning to get the sound right, and that may be too complicated for some. The easiest way is to just use headphones, that seemed to work fine. Having said that, the performance is sooo great. The first time i watched it, I thought they had added Vince`s voice later, it was simply too good to be true. Having watched it several times, I am certain that there is no lip sync in there. It is really Vince there, all the time, all the way. And man, can he sing"