Even though it's Zeppelin, don't waste your time!
Justin Hayes | Minneapolis, MN | 10/20/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Simply awful...I unfortunately decided to purchase this DVD to add it to my Led Zeppelin DVD collection and thankfully I only paid $10 for it. Besides some of Zeppelin's former road manager Richard Cole interviews, this DVD is worth nothing more then a coaster. The picture is horrendous; there is NO Zeppelin music of any kind. It just shows some already released footage of the band in a cartoon TV, very corny effect! There is no previously unreleased material liked advertised. It only runs for 40 minutes when advertised at 61 minutes. The main guy being interviewed on Zeppelin, which looks to be in dire need of a shower and a couple English lessons, makes all sorts of mistakes when quoting Led Zeppelin's past. Bottom line; don't waste any time or money on this DVD! There isn't anything you couldn't read on some Led Zeppelin fan website that you could learn in 5 minutes in place of this DVD."
Goes Over Like A Lead Balloon. . .
Dazed and Confused | 01/24/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Led Zeppelin fan and also happen to be a sadist, I recommend watching this documentary. However, if you do not fit this minority, then find something better to do, like alphabetize your spice rack.
First of all, there was no Zeppelin music contained in this presentation. Instead, the essence of the band was captured by way of an 80's whailin' guitar soundtrack in the classic "Saved by the Bell" tradition. Although the "Screech" flashbacks were enjoyable, I would have preferred the fretwork of Jimmy Page.
Furthermore, it appears that the "in-depth interviews" were taken from a bunch of homeless people. When each new person is introduced, there were no names given. The viewer is left wondering who each person is, and where they can send money to help them.
Richard Cole was the only featured person that I recognized, but even in his case, I didn't see a name.
In the rare case that live footage was used, the sound was replaced by generic filler music!
Lame content is further aggrevated by horrible production. The picture looked grainy and on many occasions, the interviewee's lips did not match their words. Maybe the director was going for the "Kung-Fu" look. The film would have been better if a bunch of masked ninjas fell from the rafters and beat Richard Cole's ass at the end."