Pat Benatar is rock radio?s tough and tender leading lady and one of the video era?s first and hottest female stars. An era?s worth of stellar hits, including Promises In The Dark, Invincible, All Fired Up, and True Love... more » ? mark a truly auspicious career that continues to thrive today. Available for the first time ever on one DVD, Pat Benatar?s complete video collection!« less
A great Video Collection if Pat Benatar R&R Videos...
Victor R. Maniglia | Lakeland, FL USA | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are into Eighties Rock and Roll, and are a fan of this talented young lady from New York you will find this video collection from Pat Benatar a delight. Knowing that she was trained originally as an opera singer and then changed venues to Rock & Roll makes seeing these videos a necessity and a must for alll fans of this lady from the Eighties. Especially, for me when she belts out out: Hit Me with Your Best Shot or Lipstick Lies or my Favorite, Shadows of the Night. The first time I saw this video was on a ferryboat on the North Sea between Denmark and Norway in 1982, I have not seen it since but can always remember vaugely what the video protrayed. I thought it was phenomenal then and still do as are the rest of the collection."
Video collection - Pat Benatar
William | Australia | 12/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is really value for money. There are 29 videos including four live performances. Not all singles are represented though but this is possibly because there was not a video filmed for that particular song (eg. We Live For Love, Treat Me Right, Hit Me with your best shot). The question is, why did they put on two live performances of "Heartbreaker" when they could have put a live version of one of the missing songs I have mentioned (from her various concerts). The other bad point is the poor DVD art work, it really deserves better (the cover makes it look cheap).
Those little criticisms aside, what I really like about this video collection is that it is in chronological order, and each video contains an audio commentary (if selected) from Pat and her husband Nick. There is also the option to include the video of them talking at the bottom of each video. I enjoyed their commentary, it was honest and interesting.
Pat Benatar has one of the most blessed vocals of the female recording world. Her classically trained voice is divine to hear. The tracklisting is too long to mention, but it covers 90% of her best known songs. Overall, this is a highly recommended DVD."
More artists from the video age should do this!
William J. Eichelberger | Ft. Thomas, KY | 09/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While some may say that the video age was on the brain dead side, it still occupies a warm spot in the hearts of others. Nowhere is that made more clear than on this collection. I've been a fan of Pat ever since the first time I heard her made-for-AOR pipes on local radio, and became a bigger fan after seeing just how good she looked on some of her earlier videos, but my wife is the true fan. I bought this on the spur of the moment before we had even purchased a DVD player, and it was only recently that we finally got the chance to watch it. We spent a Friday evening after the kids were in bed watching in amazement and with amusement almost twenty years of video Pat, and neither of us considered the evening lost. On the contrary, the early videos from the dawn of the video age were a great nostalgia trip, while the middle ones were good for a laugh because they had somehow learned to take themselves too seriously. We chose the option where Pat and Neil give their own commentary and explain what they were going through at the time and what some of the videos have come to mean to them. Okay, so it isn't Casablanca, but if you grew up in the eighties it has a certain charm."
William | 10/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having heard "Love is a battlefield" on one of those best of the 80's compilations , I went off and bought the lady's Greatest Hits album. As she was never really that big over in the UK and Ireland , this was my first time hearing all the songs on the album and to be perfectly honest I was blown away! What a voice!!Anyway that was a few years ago and the cd was played from time to time until the last few weeks when it became a constant in my cd player. I logged on to Amazon to look at getting other cds by Pat as the shops over here didn't have much of a selection and came across this DVD. I knew immediately I had to buy it and it turns out I made the right choice as it is without doubt one of the best music DVDs on the market today - 29 videos , 5.1 sound , audio and video commentary , extra bonus live tracks and an Easter egg!! The only problem now is that I don't know how to access the Easter egg but that's another day's work.For anyone out there thinking of buying this DVD , I can only say "Do it!" You won't be disappointed!"
An Outstanding Collection Of Classic Music Videos
Anthony Nasti | Staten Island, New York United States | 08/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In addition to being the most broadcast woman on the radio, Pat Benatar was also one of the most recognized stars of the video era. While not as groundbreaking as Madonna or Michael Jackson, each one of her videos was distinctively Benatar.
"Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection" is a 25 video dvd that has every one of her music videos from 1981 to today, all digitally remastered, looking and sounding great. Many of these became MTV classics: the WWII inspired promo for "Shadows Of The Night", the killer dentist clip "Anxiety (Get Nervous)" and, of course, that one for "Love Is A Battlefield". That last video may seem cheesy now, but it's still a classic. I also liked many of the other videos. The first few aren't that great but once you get to "Precious Time" everything is more or less fine. The video for "Ooh Ooh Song" is pretty dumb, however (though the song isn't exactly an intelligent piece of music, though I really like it). "Sex As A Weapon" is a stinging damnation of women who sold their bodies to sell records. Some labeled Pat as a hypocrite for releasing it, but if you watch closely, you realize she scolds herself as well. The worst videos are the ones from "Wide Awake In Dreamland". The songs are good, but I hated Pat's look in them. She always looked good with short hair rather than that obnoxiously long mane. The 1990s' R&B videos are excellent. But the "Innamorta" videos weren't that great (though the "Somebody's Baby" video was rather moving). The closing Christmas video is beautiful, though.
The bonus performances are great, and the commentary by Pat and guitarist/husband Neil "Spyder" Giraldo is cool, too. There is a hidden bonus in the "Love Is A Battlefield" video. Another reviewer tells you how to access it. This is a truly great dvd that belongs in any collectio."