With pitchfork and shovel, Tenacious D has labored to finally unearth the first ever Tenacious D-VD from the fragrant bowels of Hades. For years, this turd has been spit-polished, massaged, and finally sanctified by both J... more »ables and KG, and they are now ready release it to the world. This highly provocative DVD contains the legendary and epic recital at London's Brixton Academy that was by chance recorded on November 3, 2002. Watch as Jack and Kyle slay the mighty dragon and treat the British public to a phenomenal performance that includes the now classic D melodies; Wonderboy, Explosivo, Kyle Quit The Band, Friendship, Kielbasa, Dio, The Cosmic Shame, F#*! Her Gently, Tribute and the ever popular Live Short Films that have been screened during The D's shows. The Complete Masterworks also contains the groundbreaking, hard to get (legally), HBO episodes which tell the tale of The D in their early days on the road to stardom. But that's not all! Act now and a bonus second disc will be gifted to the first twelve million loyal Tenacious D apostles, included is an intimate portrait of Jack and Kyle and their life of carnal debauchery on the road. Lucky owners of the DVD will catch rare and gruesome behind the scenes glimpses of the making of the Tribute & Wonderboy videos as well as never before seen footage of The D as they perform their secret backstage rituals. TENACIOUS D: THE COMPLETE MASTERWORKS is truly a harbinger of the good times ahead as we all await the coming apocalypse.« less
This was a real surprise for me. Some of the songs by Jack Black and his band member were great! The videos and short scenes were pretty entertaining but watch your audience since there was lots of crude humor not for everyone. The Jack Black Wonderboy music video was great! A must for Jack Black fans!
Edward P. from NORWALK, CA Reviewed on 10/5/2014...
I am a big fan of tenacious D and very much loved this DVD. It includes everything that lead up to their movie (the pick of destiny). The two disk set is a great combo. Absurd humor, crude jokes, entertaining lyrics and I found out there is a part 2, I must get it.
ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC DVD SETS
MMAfan | USA | 10/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EVERYONE has to buy this. This is one of the best band DVD sets out there. Of course it's a 2 DVD set but get it while you can because after a while there going to take away the second disc.
Of course Tenacious D is one of the best acoustic/rock groups around today. You got Jack Black with lead vocals and guitar, and Kyle Gass with lead acoustic guitar and vocals. I like how Jack Black always jokes around on stage and Kyle takes everything serious. This set is very good in all kinds of funny and gross ways. You're getting over 3 and a half hours of footage.
6 HBO EPISODES- These are extremely funny and the live parts of these episodes are awesome. They were taped from 1996-1999. You get to hear some songs from the cd (no drums or electric guitar on live parts) as well as some other songs that were great but never got put on their cd. All the live parts in these episodes are done in a small bar type place on Open Mic Night and no one in the audience really likes them. Below are the list of episodes and the length of each one. I listed the songs played in each episode as well.
The Episodes are:
-The Search For Inspirado- (10:32)-SONGS- Kielbasa,,,, History of Tenacious D,,,, Kyle Quit the Band In this episode J.B. and K.G. have five days to write a new song, but get mad at each other and end up breaking up for a while.
-Angel in Disguise- (11:30)-SONGS- Double Team,,,, Karate,,,, Kyle Too a Bullet For Me In this episode J.B. gets mad at K.G. for liking the same girl that he likes after J.B. gives K.G. a Friends for Ever medallion which ends up saving his life.
-Death of a Dream- (12:26)-SONGS- Cosmic Shame,,,, Sasquatch,,,, Kielbasa In this episode J.B. and K.G. go through the five steps to admitting that they shouldn't have a dream of becoming a great band after they listen to Captain Ed talk about how he got no where being in a band. They end up finding Sasquatch and he tries to play the drums in their band.
-The Greatest Song in the World- (9:32)-SONGS- Greatest Song in the World (Tribute) In this episode J.B. and K.G. get a new neighbor (a writer) in there apartment and they make him mad by making to much noise and he ends up calling the police and then J.B. tells the police officer the story of them in the desert and finding a demon which they play the greatest song in the world for.
-The Fan- (12:23)-SONGS- Explosivo,,,, Lee,,,, Special Things This episode has a hilarious beginning in which J.B. gets mad at the audience for not giving back his clear special pick. They then meet Lee who is a fan of them and gives back K.G.'s pick. They begin to always be with Lee and end up making a song about him. The song Special Things is not very good in which they have Lee sing it.
-Road Gig- (14:05) -SONGS- Warning,,,, The Road,,,, Jesus Ranch In this episode J.B. and K.G. go on a road gig, and while there driving there car brakes down. They end up finding a Jesus Ranch in which everyone is all religious and K.G. falls in love with a big potato that the people grow there.
That's all the HBO episodes on the first disc but that's not even half of all the stuff on the 2 discs. Next I'll list all 16 songs played in the live concert, which is an hour long and is performed at the Brixton Academy. The concert is one of the best live concerts I'v seen on DVD and features some cool solos and all of Tenacious D's songs from there cd except for City Hall and Lee. The length of each song is listed too.
1-(:45)-Program Start 2-(1:45)-Flash 3-(6:56)-Wonderboy 4-(4:02)-Explosivo 5-(4:30)-Medley(K.G.'s solo) 6-(2:12)-Karate 7-(2:01)-Kyle Quit the Band 8-(2:11)-Friendship 9-(2:43)-Kielbasa 10-(2:28)-Dio 11-(3:22)-The Road 12-(9:17)-The Cosmic Shame 13-(2:49)-FHG 14-(5:56)-Tribute 15-(4:24)-Rock Your Socks (J.B.'s solo) 16-(7:27)-Double Team
I don't really take the For Psycho Fans Only part of this. This disc is good for any Tenacious D fan because it does contain their videos. Some things on this disc are kind of funny, and gross but the videos and making of's are good.
In the Studio Footage- (10:55) On the Road with Tenacious D- (32:01)
TV Appearances -Mad TV- (4:42)-Tribute performed live -Crank Yankers- (2:46)- Friendship performed by Tenacious D as puppets -Late Night With Conan O' Brian- (4:32)- Wonderboy performed live
HBO Shorts (gross and kind of funny) -JB's BJ- (3:31) -Rock Star Sperm for Sale- (3:47) -Butt Baby- (6:44)
Music Video's -Tribute- (4:58) -Making of Tribute- (8:41) -Wonderboy- (4:38) -Making of Wonderboy- (9:54) -FHG- (2:29)
EASTER EGGS Every Easter egg is on Disc 2. 1-Go to Music Video title and go left and you'll see a skull light up, press enter to see advertisement for the Tenacious D cd. (:52) 2-Go to TV appearances title and go right and you'll see a cactus light up, press enter to see a music video called Osbournes (Jable Jam Mix) performed by Tenacious D. (:47) 3-Go to In the Studio title and go right and you'll see another cactus light up, press enter to see another music video called Osbournes (Rage Cage Mix). (:47)
airlucas23 | Hoboken, NJ United States | 11/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Warning: If you want [to be] blown out, buy this DVD!!This is THE must own for any Tenacious D fan. Everything is here...every episode from the HBO series, the videos, the making of the videos, an entire live concert and more! My wife had never seen the D before, but she likes Jack Black. She laughed like crazy during the episodes. Still can't get over how talented they are musically to go along with how funny they are. You will not be disappointed with this one."
Just adding to the pile, higher and higher, were having high
S. Kochel | Ventura, California | 09/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have nothing new to say about The D, Satan, Sassy, or any of the other important themes of this excellent music that hasn't already been said. However, to chime in with the sweet chimes of enlightenment and inspirado, I will say, yes, watch the T.V. episodes first so you "get it." Then later watch the concert. This is good stuff, great stuff and soon your mind will explode from The D too and the pieces of it will sparkle in the sun as they lie on the street reflecting the eternity of the universe. Lastly, if you're some frat guy who likes this just because it's now getting popular, oh well, you could probably be cool someday too, I still have hope for myself, so I can hope for you. Take care and please vote for my review so I can be a top 1000 reviewer, then I can be cool..."
All of my Rocket Sauce
Matt | NJ | 02/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD collection includes all of the original HBO series episodes, a concert filmed in London at Brixton Academy, short films, music videos, television appearances and a few featurettes. No need to search for Tenacious D appearances - it's all right here. It's a great collection of material and a must-own for any Tenacious D fan.
The HBO episodes were the hook. They created the cult following. This was where Jack Black and Kyle Gass first got to showcase their eccentric brand of humor and music. People either loved it or hated it - and most loved it. You could tell immediately that Jack Black had a bright comedic future. The songs they perform are hilarious. The fact that the audiences at the open mic shows have no reaction, as if the songs were dead serious, makes it even more amusing. Each episode is outstanding - and each has its' moments of irresistible hilarity. This was a great show!
The concert at Brixton Academy in London is a hell of a show. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is true that you should watch the HBO episodes prior to watching the concert footage. You will no doubt enjoy the show, yet you will have missed the basis for the songs themselves, as they are revealed and dealt with in the episodes. The Brixton show is great, though. The interplay between Jack, Kyle and the crowd made for a wonderful dynamic - and the performance of the D certainly didn't hurt. They were truly on their game that night and the show is amazing.
The bonus disc contains hours of additional material. The HBO short films are filthy and funny- a great addition to the DVD. There are "On the Road with.." and "In the Studio" featurettes that give you a look at life with Tenacious D. They are both amusing and worth a viewing.
This is a great deal - all the Tenacious D that has ever been available for viewing is right here on this 2-disc collection. If you're a fan of the series or the music, you've got to get it."