"What is WWIII Tour 2003 in comparison to Sturm Und Drang Tour 2002? Imagine a bullet versus a nuclear warhead. Exactly the answer. WWIII Tour DVD is an awesome selection of live performances including some golden oldies such as "Light", "Juke-Joint Jezebel" and "A Drug Against War" which have been "rocked up" to sound like they would actually fit onto the album wwiii.
The Camera work is so much better than Sturm Und Drang, using special effects etc, it actually looks proffessional, including DVD menus and stuff, it's all great and new-looking.
The Bonus footage is great. There is a lot more than Sturm Und Drang including some funny sections like "WWIII Concert Intro (making of)" and "Whale Watching with KMFDM". You get an in-depth look and feeling of what the whole band is like if you didn't know before.
Raymond is very funny and hogs the camera a lot, Lucia is in this DVD more than Sturm Und Drang as is everyone else. Even the Crew get their own little sections. The DVD captures the life and essence of the tour and KMFDM, it's humorous and adrenaline pumping. If you love KMFDM, this is a MUST! It is in NTSC format, but it worked in my PAL region PS2, which amazed me, and Sturm Und Drang did too! KMFDM are a band that write some awesome music and love to have fun, all is told in KMFDM WWIII TOUR 2003! Don't hesistate, don't think, buy it now!!!!!!! Support your favorites and rip the system, KMFDM!"
Great DVD with lots of extras
G. Albanis | Schaumburg, IL | 07/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If your a KMFDM fan then this DVD is for you. The quality is leaps and bounds better than their last DVD "Sturm & Drang Tour 2002". It highlights the WWIII tour from different venues and does not get boring for a minute. Cut-scenes and other features enhance the great production value. Its only in 2.0 but the sound is still great and way better quality-wise than the last DVD. It sounds great, it looks great and its got a lot of extra features, interviews, fan signings (and just hanging out), gags, photos, fan photos with credits and more. I know I sound like a salesman but this DVD exceeded my expectations. Its very well done and worth it especially if your a fan."
Behind the music: KMFDM
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 08/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was sorely disappointed when I missed out on seeing one of my personal favorite bands last year. There wasn't any big ads in any of the local papers that advertised the band's gig which is how I missed the show. So I decided I would make up for that by buying their new dvd "WWIII Tour 2003". I'm glad that I did. The dvd consists of performances from the band but even better behind the scenes of the band and how they interact with each other. I always wanted to know what KMFDM is like when they aren't on stage. The behind the scenes that is interlaced between the performance scenes gives the viewer a glimpse into the touring life of KMFDM. I don't have the other two KMFDM dvds so I can't really compare this with them. I enjoyed watching the live performances. They were a great reminder to the killer performance I saw of them on their 2002 tour "Sturm & Drang tour". Contrary to some of the band's lyrics, the band has quite a wicked sense of humor especially when they decided to draw on a sleeping roadie's face. I also loved the scene where the band goes to (yet another) truckstop. I loved seeing Raymond Watts looking at the boots. The brief interviews with each of the band members was interesting. It's nice to know how each member fits into the band. Most of the songs the bands plays on tour is from their recent album "WWIII" but they do play a couple oldies but goodies like "Light" and "Juke Joint Jezebel" (the song that introduced me to KMFDM several years ago). All in all, this is a worthy dvd to get for KMFDM fans. It is a good balance between music and behind the scene footage."
As good as "BeatByBeat" or "Sturm & Drang Tour 2002"
Ilker Yucel | Annapolis, MD United States | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"KMFDM have always had a great balance between tongue-in-cheek humor and political seriousness, addressing current events while at the same time making fun of everything from The President of the U.S. to their own selves. "WWIII" is my favorite album of theirs yet, knocking "NIHIL" out of my top spot. Having seen them live on the "WWIII" tour, I was excited to see this DVD. It was truly one of the best shows of my life, and to relive it on this DVD has given me a great feeling that I am playing a part in the growth and music of one of my favorite bands. This DVD has quite a lot of material considering their last DVD release was only a year ago. Who would've thought that so much could be amassed in only a year to keep the DVD new, different, and interesting and not a rehash? Sure we have the obligatory concert and backstage footage, as well as a few videos (which includes the amazing "SKURK" video), but there's so much more here...photo galleries, interviews, some snippets of the recording of "WWIII" in the studio, the band hanging out and going whale-watching. If you saw "Sturm & Drang Tour 2002," then you've met a few friends from the KMFDM crew, and they are given their just amount of attention on this DVD as well, really giving the sense of the band as a family of good friends. Watching this DVD, you are treated to great music, good humor, and some insight into the band and the way they work. "WWIII" is an awesome DVD! Hail to KMFDM, constantly ripping the system!!! If you love KMFDM, you will love this DVD!!!"
KMFDM - 'WWIII - Tour 2003' (Sanctuary Records)
Mike Reed | USA | 05/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you a huge KMFDM,this DVD will likely have you keeping this disc in your player for weeks to come. If you're a casual fan (like myself), you should get plenty from 'WWIII-Tour 2003'. Aside from the stellar live performances of tunes like the title track "WWIII", "From Here On Out", "Brute", "Revenge", the in-your-face "Bullets,Bombs&Bigotry" and "Juke Joint Jezebel", you the viewer gets SO many extras here such as fan photos, current store merchandise available, promotional videos, journals, song lyrics+more. DVD line-up: Lucia Cifarelli-keyboards&vocals, Sascha Konietzko-programming&vocals, Steve White-guitar, Jules Hodgson-bass and Andy Selway-drums. Priceless top of the line French industrial to be fully experienced here."