Great band, terrible DVD
Steven Thomson | Houston | 09/15/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, who was the spastic genius who decided that concert films had to change camera angles every five seconds? This is terribly anoying, especially when every third shot is of the same audience members. This may be fun for a home video, but not for a mass marketed commercial release.
The Dance Hall Crashers are an awesome band. Much of the fun of seeing the DHC in concert is their highly kinetic stage presence. It would have been great if this DVD had concentrated on the band as a whole and not just different extreme closeups switched at a dizzying rate.
And since the DHC are supposed to be the focus, why does the director insist on featuring so many shots of the audience? It gets on your nerves.
I love the DHC. Their live CD has a permanent place on my playlist. But this horribly made DVD only made it through three songs. Perhaps if I had been at the front of the stage that night, I would appreciate it more."
F U Steven Thomson
Crystal A. Fox | Philadelphia, PA | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is a def buy for anyone that is a DHC fan. With them not touring (that much) anymore...this will semi-satisfy your live show need (I say "semi" b/c nothing really does satisfy like a real live show). Love the music! Love the DHCs!"
A must have for DHC fans. . .
Mike | USA | 08/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you became a fan of them sometime after the year 2000, you realized that they don't really play shows that much anymore and became very frustrated and upset. So, this DVD is the answer to all your problems. Where else are you going to see them?
This DVD also has A NEW SONG that's really good, a bunch of songs that were NOT on the live album, and still packs the same amount of energy and excitement (in other words, they're not dull like a lot of other live DVD's/CD's).
Why not 5 stars? Too many cutaways to the audience, and on a lesser note, too many cuts in general. It does get kind of distracting, but by no means makes it unwatchable or will it spoil your viewing experience."