Continental Op | San Clemente, CA USA | 11/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since I've retired my VCR and turned to the DVD side of The Force, "AC/DC: Let There Be Rock" really needs to be on the new format. This video is a true rock classic and a must-have for any serious AC/DC fan.Filmed in Paris from one of the band's last concerts with legendary screamer Bon Scott, "Let There Be Rock" shows why AC/DC was recently labeled by Q Magazine as "The #1 Band You Must See Before You Die". The sheer energy and ferociousness of Angus Young's performance is truly a wondrous sight to behold. And the rest of the band keeps chugging along with an intensity that few rock bands have had either before AC/DC's late 1970's/early 1980's heyday or since.The interviews are pointless, but amusing to see Angus & Co. get more and more fluthered as the film goes on. In particular, Bon Scott displays his legendary charm (and his forgettable stage wardrobe). Scott's charm might come as a surprise to the casual onlooker, particularly for a man who penned Shakespearean sonnets like "Big Balls", "Beating Around the Bush" and "Up to My Neck in You". No matter, I once showed this video to my twentysomething neighbor who listened to nothing but 2Pac and the Wu-Tang Clan. He quickly became an AC/DC convert after laughing hysterically at Angus' on-stage antics and being wowed by his incredible guitar virtuosity.Once again, this video is a must for serious AC/DC fans and the only reason it didn't get five stars was due to its unavailability on DVD. Come on! Get with the program!"
"Buyer Beware" is dead right!
Steve Tracy | Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. | 11/08/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The newly released DVD pictured on this page is NOT the Paris concert that buyers would expect, and I was one of the suckers who unfortunately fell for it! This so-called "Collector's Edition" is a 3 DVD set of pure drivel. Monotonous interviews with music reviewers taking up more than half of the time, with the only footage of the band being appalling quality MTV trash that looks more like a bootleg! I'd like to know who at Amazon let this slip through the net when I (and obviously others) were expecting to receive the original Paris concert with the exact same title.
Using the original 1991 title is a sleazy way of selling an item that in all honesty isn't worth the cost of the plastic & paper it's printed on! And to make matters worse, half of the dialogue from the first DVD is repeated on the third. A blatant rip-off!
I expect more of Amazon than to allow a grossly mislabeled load of tedious garbage to be sold as a substitute. It is out & out false advertising!"
scott belba | Auburn Mass | 05/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let There Be Rock is the 1979 concert in Paris put on by the legendary rock band AC/DC with their original lead singer Bon Scott. The concert was in support of the album Highway To Hell and a year later Bon would be dead and AC/DC would have the biggest seller of there carear with Back In Black, but this one's about Bon.
The video is a blend of concert fottage and interviews with the band.
The set list includes some of the bands hits like Highway To Hell, Rocker, Sin City, and Whole Lotta Rosie. Watching this vid really puts you up close with the band and gives you an insight as to the inner workings.
The interviews and back stage fottage is a double edge sword becouse as usual Bon and Lead guitarist Angus Young give the bulk of the interviews. Some of the questions borderline on inane like "Are you waiting for the third world war?", seem very foolish and forced but the movie has its moments of fun. The on stage fottage is fantastic and Bon comes off as both charming and affable. Angus and Malcolm Young (Angus's brother and backing guitar) along with Drummer Phill Rudd and Bassist Cliff Williams work in such perfect harmony with each other that it's not hard to see why AC/DC has such staying power.
By the end of the movie however you can't help but feel a little sad becouse after watching the movie you really feel that you got to know Bon well and knowing that he passed away a short time latter makes you feel for the loss suffered by not only the family and friends of Bon but by the music world all togeather."
Brian J. Glendinning | Pflugerville, TX United States | 10/24/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"FYI, this is not the concert of the same title. Just a bunch of blokes talking about how great the band is."
Warning - This DVD is not a concert, it is a documentary!
TSR_ChuckY | Elk Grove, CA United States | 11/09/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This was put out in mid-October 2008. I along with at least a few others thought it was the same live concert footage that used to be in VHS, but, now on a DVD. Amazon has comments attached to it from the VHS version which was the live concert (plus some interviews) and that is why it still has a high star rating. I am planning to return this as DVD 2 and DVD 3 are overly redundant in content as well."