Rammstein has done it again with this wicked awesome DVD! It features all of their breakthrough videos “Du Riechst So Gut” to “Mutter.” So just that makes it a must have for any Rammstein fan. It also features “making of” documentaries of selected videos: Du Hast, Du Riechst So Gut, Links 2-3-4, Sonne, and Ich Will.The live performances are truly amazing. The video clips taken from various performances from Rammstein’s career show the evolution and the awesomeness of this truly wonderful band. The performance of “Seemann” and the Big Day Out clip are the most memorable.The only downside to the DVD is the lack of live performances that aren’t already featured in the music video section. The menus are cool and the interviews are a real treat. The sound quality is awesome, but the DVD is not in 5.1 surround if you’re into that sort of thing. I highly recommend this DVD and I say it’s a must have if you’re a Rammstein fan.
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I would buy this if it was $30. For $10 you are getting a whole lotta Rammstein and it’s all great stuff. There videos are the best I have seen and the making of’s are interesting. The live parts are awesome and they all sound great. The best videos which are great to watch over and over again are Mutter, Ich Will, Sonne, Du Hast, and Du Riechst So Gut.
1. Du Riechst So Gut-(4:00)-10/10
5. Du Hast-(3:54)-10/10
6. Du Riechst So Gut 98-(4:23)-10/10
9. Links 2-3-4-(3:55)-10/10
10. Ich Will-(4:04)-10/10
12. Feuer Frei-(3:09)-10/10
Du Riechst So Gut 98-(6:53)
Note:All making of’s with interviews are subtitled in like 5 different languages including English.
LIVE CONCERT FOOTAGE:
1. Berlin 96-(9:31)
2. Dusseldorf 97-(4:30)
3. Rock Festival-(10:55)
4. Live Aus Berlin 98-(4:13)
5. Festival Sydney 2001-(8:12)
6. Berlin 2001-(8:43)
1. Achtung Blitzerkrieg-(9:13)
2. Du Hast-(:20)
3. Links 2-3-4-(:30)
GREAT PRICE, GREAT MUSIC, GREAT DVD, BUY IT NOW.
oh boy where to start? this dvd is simply amazing. it’s how you should do a dvd except for the menu but it’s only a minor iritation and does not detract from the goods whatsoever. so what are the goods? 3 and a half hours of 100% pure rammsteiny deutsch goodness. you get all of their videos except for “das modell” which they absolutely hated. now the majority of these videos haven’t been seen in the u.s. on tv before and it’s pretty much something you’d want to buy just to see. the audio and video are fantastic, especially for those who use a ps2, if you always use the +2 volume for dvds, you’ll have to turn it down to the standard as the volume is that good…i mean just watching to the “rammstein” damn near blew out my speakers. for the videos…you get these:”du reischt so gut”-the original version that is pretty much a live version of the ‘herzeleid’ album cover. “seemann”-a great video that somewhat plays with the lyrics correctly. the video is beautiful and it never gets old. it shows the till on a boat with the band dragging it through sand with shots of a woman walking alone.”rammstein”-this is not the ‘lost highway’ edit of the song, but the full version from ‘herzeleid’. its footage of them playing live from the ‘100 jahre rammstein’ performance with clips of ‘lost highway’ throughout.”engel”-the first venture into the tarentino inspired video realm. its their version of ‘from dusk till dawn’. “du hast”-the song that got them noticed in the states. this version has some new stuff that wasn’t shown on mtv. still classic.”du reischst so gut ‘98″-a new revamped version that involved werewolves and richard wearing a dress. something worth seeing.”stripped”-previously only visable on the “live aus berlin” dvd. it’s footage of past olympics and stuff. it contains some of the most beautiful shots i’ve ever seen (the massive amount of women doing that arm fanning thing…wow).”sonne”-their rendition of snow white rammstein style.”links 2-3-4″- the video about ants hehe. “ich will”-a sequel of sorts to ‘du hast’. it’s them robbing a bank for the fame.”mutter”-now this one is hard to explain…all i can is…there are 2 till’s. “freur frei!”-them playing live with clips from ‘XXX’ in it.now the making of the videos give great insight into what rammstein is and how some of the videos were made. its nice to see them in pure deutsch and not overdubbed in english. for me, the german language is beautiful and cool sounding and thats what gives rammstein such a unique edge. the live footage is also amazing and you get the following:100 jahre rammstein: ‘herzeleid’ and ’seemann’ live. ’seemann’ is great here in this performance.philipshalle: ’spiel mit mir’rock am ring: ‘heirate mich’ and ‘du hast’. this pretty much stripped down rammstein minus the telephone and pyro for ‘du hast’. they can still put on a great show minus it. live aus berlin: ’sehnsucht’…now this is not the live version from ‘live aus’. its more the album version with the crowd screaming along and you can sorta hear the pyro going off during it. its a bit odd cuz i miss the crow singing along.big day out: ‘weisses fleisch’ and ‘asche’. man, this one is great. its one of my favorites.velodrom: ‘ich will’ and ‘links’. this is also another favorite. ‘links’ is amazing here. also, i think this version of ‘ich will’ is perhaps the same live version on the ‘ich will’ single.there are even trailers for ‘du hast’, ‘mutter (the album)’ and ‘links 234′ along with the 6minute “achtung blitzkrieg!” now what the hell thats a trailer for i don’t know. but it’s a quick retrospective on the history of rammstein. if someone knows whats the deal with this…please tell me hehe. but with all this amazing good stuff…theres one down side. the menus. visually, it is amazing. as for how to use them, kinda slow. on some dvd players, it won’t go anywhere. but it’s nice to know that they included a warning about this in the booklet in the case. all in all this is a fantastic dvd and more bands should do more dvd’s just like this because it’s something thats amazing and the replay value is virtually endless (i’ve seen it god knows how many times and i’m not sick of it yet).
This DVD is put together well. The menu animation is top-notch. On it you will find the complete catalog of music videos released up to and including Mutter: Du riechst so gut, Seemann, Rammstein, Engel, Du hast, Du riechst so gut 98, Stripped, Sonne, Links 2 3 4, Ich Will, Mutter, and Feuer frei! – in that order; neither censored or edited and in their original aspect ratios. The only technical drawback is in the first two music videos where a few lines of distortion appear at the top and bottom of the screen, but are still watchable nonetheless. Du hast, Du riechst so gut 98, Sonne, Links 2 3 4, and Ich Will also have their own, very interesting Making Ofs with interviews contained in them as well. You can access what subtitles you want for the Making Ofs in either German, English, French, Spanish, or Japanese. Live material includes: 1996 “100 Jahre Rammstein” Berlin Arena (Herzeleid, Seemann), 1997 Philipshalle Düsseldorf (Spiel mit mir), 1998 “Rock am Ring” Festival (Heirate mich, Du hast), 1998 “Live aus Berlin” Wuhlheide (re-edited version of Sehnsucht), 2001 “Big Day Out” Festival Sydney (Weißes Fleisch, Asche zu Asche), and 2001 Velodrom Berlin (Ich Will, Links 2 3 4). These are all professionally done. The sound is 2 channel, PCM stereo instead of 5.1 surround for all of them, but the quality stands on its own. Then you have the “Achtung Blitzkrieg!” TV Trailer which just goes to show the height of Rammstein’s international success.Total time: 210 minutes.
First it was October. Then December. Now it’s finally January and I actually have Lichtspielhaus in my hands. Oh sweet lord. Any Rammstein fan needs this. And even if you don’t like Rammstein, buy it anyway. I’ve been a fan for years now and I cannot see any true fan without this DVD.The DVD itself is packed full of eye candy to keep you entertained. The entire interface is 3D, which gives it a very high-quality that is hard to come by when you get a DVD based on a band. Overall, the DVD is 3 1/2 hours long. Amazing. There’s the videos (which are works of art), live videos, making of the videos, and a few other things stuffed in. Thus begins my review:THE VIDEOS:If this DVD has only the music videos and nothing else, it’d still be worth every penny. This isn’t some “lets sing along” style video, its a performance. A 5 minute movie if you will. No other band has been able to incorporate their music into their videos with such passion. Whether it’s Ich Will or Du Riechst so Gut, you’ll be amazing the whole way through.LIVE FOOTAGE:Without seeing Rammstein live, you’re missing half of the Rammstein experience. Their show is like no other, with enough fire and pyrotechnics to set a large city ablaze. Lichtspielhaus has videos from 1996 to 2001 as well as MTV Performances. The earlier shows are interesting because it shows how they really started and what their earlier visuals were. In my own opinion, the Mutter tour was better. The songs had more feeling, the crowd more into it, and the whole “technological” feeling to it was amazing. For people like me, they have “Links 2-3-4″ and “Ich Will” live from the Velredome. Amazing.MAKING OF:When you think of Rammstein, you may think they’re angry all the time (maybe like Till). It’s these making of videos that show who Rammstein really is and how they act outside of the tours and music. The “Making of Ich Will” was easily the best video there is because it tackles many of the problems the public has given them. There’s also “Sonne” and “Links 2-3-4″ as well as other ones like “Du Hast”. Very nice.MISCELLANEOUS:There are also a few commercials put into the mix. The best is, of course, “Achtung! Wir Kommen”. In this video, it shows how Rammstein has spread all over Europe. The other videos are very short and are just short clips promoting their albums.Overall, the best DVD I own. If you like Rammstein, you need this.