Who better than L.A.'s tattooed bad boys Motley Crue to represent the sordid but compelling brew of sex, drugs, and debauchery that personifies VH-1's Behind the Music? In a tale told (in 2000) through interviews, film cli... more »ps, and, of course, really loud music, the four Cruemen (Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, and Mick Mars, who nowadays looks like a denizen of the planet he's named after) travel the familiar road from runaway success to a drug-and-alcohol-fueled crash and burn, only to come back sober and strong, ready to tell the world just how f***ed up (the show's censored, too) it all was. Only this time it's even juicier, what with Neil's vehicular manslaughter conviction and Lee's many merry misadventures with Pamela Anderson. Throw in a music video (for "Enslaved") and some other minor extras, and you've got a guilty pleasure that virtually parodies itself. --Sam Graham« less
"It appears that Amazon.com has linked the description of the highly anticipated Video Hits Collection with this Behind the Music Edition. This is the DVD version of the Motley Crue: VH1 Behind The Music (with additional footage). It includes one music video - Motley Crue's single "Enslaved". As mentioned above this DVD title has additional footage, scene access, a music video, discography, and interactive menu. The running time of this DVD is 65 Minutes. The video transcription to DVD is very good. Remember however, that you're dealing with some older video footage of varying quality here. The video quality of the music video is comperable to that of a hand held camcorder. It looks like bootleg concert footage, but hey it's art! It's supposed to look that way! The interview segments with Nikki, Tommy, Vince, Mick and other music industry people, on the other hand are very sharp, crisp and focused - especially the Sixx interview footage. This is my favorite "Behind the Music" episode - and it's even better without the commercials and narative redundancy (if you've seen the show you know what I mean). If you love the Crue, I highly recommend it. If you are just learning about the Crue, this should be "required reading material"!"
CaptHowdy | 12/17/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This title was originally advertised as the "Video Collection" and was supposed to contain all the classic Crue videos in Dolby Digital 5.1. Instead, it is simply a repackaging of the VH1 Behing The Music special and the sound is only 2.0. This is a huge let-down!"
"An excellent documentary on the history of Motley Crue. The quality of the picture and sound is great. The only thing I wish they had done was to remove the editing on this DVD. In the U.S. apparently VH1 is a television show or something, but I've never heard of it in Canada. The editing should have been fine for television, but on DVD, they could have removed the beeps over the foul language and distortion over the nudity.Other than that this is the DVD to get if you are a Crue fan, or interested in the history of 80/90's metal/rock bands.This is not a hype DVD like Uncensored or anything like that. This seriously follows the life of the members of Motley Crue. Each member had a great story to tell. Vince Neil's daughter & car accident, the celebrity marriages, drug overdoses, arrests, it's all here, and told honestly."
Motley Crue Tells All...
Sean Parauka | Orange, CT United States | 08/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've watched this DVD about 5x and this is one of the greatest Behind The Music episodes I have ever seen. Motley Crue takes for a ride on the wild side and tells you everything from the beginning of their lives through the early days of the band all the way up to 1999. They tell you secrets that no fan would ever think was possible. This band did it all, went through it all and lived it all. In addition to buying the DVD, the Crue's tellall book, "The Dirt" should be the next thing to buy from the Crue. The DVD and movie prove why Motley Crue was the most notorious rock and roll band to ever walk the earth. This DVD made me a Motley Crue fanatic. These guys are the greatest.
Long live, MOTLEY CRUE!"
A MUST OWN FOR ANY AND EVERY CRUE FAN
cd-heaven | ROCK CITY | 01/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone whose seen the VH1 Crue special and liked it, especially Crue fans will gallop over this. The DVD version comes with about 10 minutes extra footage and the video from their Hits CD, the song Enslaved. The only disappointment is no footage or interview with John Corabi. DVD's usually add a mess of unreleased material that is not included for VHS, and it would have been great to seen anything on John Corabi. But this will do, this is the best VH1 BTM available right now for metal, in fact I believe it's the only one."