I’m a huge fan and purchased this because it’s a collectors item and I was willing to pay the price. As stated in a previous review, if you have a region free DVD player (or a DVD-ROM drive in your computer), playback of the imported PAL set is not an issue. After researching, I was able to find Volkerball for $118 (US) plus shipping. After getting it in my hands and taking a look at this edition, I started thinking about the cost. The cost of the average newly released 2 CD set is approximately $25 to $30. The cost of the average newly released 2 DVD set is approximately $30 to $40 dollars. So separately you’d be looking at $55 to $70 just for those items. Add to that a 200 page collectors edition hard bound glossy photo book, and in my opinion, the asking price is not that outrageous. For those that want the music for a lower price, there are also Standard (1 CD / 1 DVD) and Limted (1 CD / 2 DVD) edition sets available for purchase.
All that being said, the concert footage is outrageously intense and I loved every minute of it. The making of Reise, Reise documentary was interesting as was Anaconda in the Net. I’ve been listening to the CD’s for about a week now and plan on listening to them quite a bit more.