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Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (Image/ DTS) (1994)

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews)


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  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), English (PCM Stereo)
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000I21X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,488 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (Image/ DTS)" on IMDb

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The long-defunct, Southern California band regrouped for an album, an expensive tour (expensive for ticket buyers, that is), and this televised special, which features the Eagles in performance. Laid-back but sharp and even stirring during a longish acoustic set, the guys quickly get past the nostalgia element and sound truly viable. They even make it look easy: the sight of Joe Walsh wearing glasses and sitting in almost perfect repose as he effortlessly colors old hits "Tequila Sunrise" and new material such as "Learn to Be Still" may make you wonder why you ever stashed that guitar in the attic. But the band eventually gets off their stools and rocks out on "Hotel California" and other Eagles standards. All in all, it's an enjoyable and mellowing show. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

The Eagles said that hell would freeze over before they would play together again...well, the devil must be shivering in his boots because they're back! This live concert features first-ever performances of four new tracks along with acoustic and electric renditions of thirteen classic Eagles songs. Also includes interviews and bonus footage. Songs: Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, Help Me Through the Night, The Heart of the Matter, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Learn to be Still, Pretty Maids All in a Row, The Girl from Yesterday, Wasted Time, I Can't Tell You Why, New York Minute, The Last Resort, Take it Easy, Life in the Fast Lane, In the City, Get Over It, Desperado.

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322 of 337 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Music DVD Available Today March 23, 2000
Format:DVD
Hell Freezes Over has to be the most realistic concert sound yet available on DVD. I have the DTS encoded six-speaker surround system with a 55" Widescreen HDTV, so the video is better than what I can see or hear at just about any motion picture theatre. I have found no other DVD that can match the production quality and sound, yet. Mostly due to the DTS encoding which is noticably superior to the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround on the home theater system. Above technical quality, the Eagles themselves perform their best yet. Comparing Hotel California on this DVD with their original is like comparing an old Chevy with a Rolls. The old Chevy is a great classic, and attractive, but the Rolls has the ride and the class. Don Felder and Joe Walsh perform better than I have ever before heard them, and playing the Alverez classical guitars on the Hotel California cut is hands-down, just the best version ever. Glenn Frey and Don Henley give impressive performances, and Timothy B. Schmidt also is at his best ever on bass and vocals. I watch it again and again. There is just no comparison to the sound of the DTS DVD and the CD of this same album. I have both and the CD is always a letdown after hearing the DVD. Well worth the price, and a DVD you will listen to again and again.
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154 of 164 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars extreme mellowness June 17, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
The music in the concert, filmed in April of 1994, is lovely and exquisitely performed, but somewhat underwhelming in its presentation.
The strength of the Eagles is in their wonderful songs and masterful musicianship, but anyone looking for a razzle-dazzle performance should look elsewhere; these are laid back performers to the point of sometimes being as exciting as watching a CD spin. It would have helped had they ditched the stools for the first 6 songs, varied the lighting a bit in the middle section, which is cast in an almost steady dark blue, and mixed in a few up-tempo songs, instead of the first 12 selections being of approximately the same speed and mood; it picks up with last 5 songs starting with "Take it Easy", with brighter lighting and more energy projected from the musicians, and even a rousing new song, "Get Over It".

Highlights for me are a gorgeous arrangement of my favorite Eagles song, "Hotel California", "New York Minute", with its Gershwinesque string section intro and jazzy horn solo, and "Life in the Fast Lane", one of the 3 up-tempo songs.
The first 15 minutes of this film are about the preparation for this concert, and include interviews with the Eagles who are: Glenn Frey / Don Henley / Joe Walsh / Don Felder / Timothy Schmit. The sound is great and total running time is 100 minutes.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars haven't found a dvd that matchs the qality of this dvd. October 25, 1999
By A Customer
Format:DVD
People who can't distinguish the difference between DTS and DD probably can't distinguish the difference between mp3 and cda format by ear. there is a difference only can be distinguished by sensitive ears. difference between 20bit audio and 16 bit audio can be compared to digital graphic images. picture looks the same at glance but if you look carefully 20bit has sharper image and more brilliant colors. On this eagles DTS dvd, you will not only hear guitar sound but you will also hear plastic pick strumming against each strings. that's the difference. I close my eyes when i listen to this dvd and i can visualize sonic images of each instrument precisely. i'm not just talking about multiple channel audio mixing. but actual sonic image as something almost tangible being created before my ears. with DD, sound move from speaker to speaker. with DTS, sound goes beyond where speaker doesn't even presence. so far I've listen to VH1 Divas(DD), sarah mclachlan mirror ball(DD), tina turner(wild dream tour)(DTS),3 mozart DTS audio cd, Sting(ten summoner's tale)(DTS),BoyzIImen(DTS) all 5.1 audio dvd or cd.
nothing has matched quality of audio mixing or sonic realm of this dvd.
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68 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
############################################################### This review is for those of you who are unaware that a dts version the DVD is available, I am actually posting the review for the dts version of the DVD here. If you have a dts capable DVD player/receiver combination buy the dts version of the DVD. It is available on Amazon. ################################################################
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Among other tracks, this DVD has Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, The Girl from Yesterday, New York Minute, The Last Resort, Take It Easy and Desperado. I enjoy these the most. This DVD is the most excellently produced DVD in my collection. The video and audio quality are outstanding. When played on a DTS capable receiver, you are "immersed in " and " surrounded with " music. You can hear the twang of the guitar-strings, the beats of the drums and the vocals from distinct speaker channels. As one song rolls off to another, you can hear the audience's claps and whistles in the background come through the rear-speakers. The home theatre experience is awesome. This DVD has no drawbacks at all.
If you have a dts decoder in your receiver or on your DVD player, don't forget to select the dts option. It plays Dolby by default. If your receiver is not dts capable, don't worry - the DVD is worth buying, regardless : You'll one day upgrade to dts capable equipment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagles-Hell Freezes Over
Love the Eagles! This is a great tape.I will be watching it often.They have made some Great music.Well worth the money.
Published 2 days ago by Kathy
5.0 out of 5 stars eagles
Love the Eagles am a huge fan. Saw the history of eagles tour when they came to Pittsburgh. Watch this dvd a lot. Great purchase.
Published 25 days ago by susie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound quality.
A great compliment to The History of the Eagles, the DVD offers a good mix of classic material and new songs. Minimal preamble, the film goes to the concert very quickly. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Sean D. Mee
1.0 out of 5 stars Knock offs
Both discs will not start in my computer, or my DVD player. A waste of money to say the least. I will never recommend purchasing These types of products on Amazon.
Published 25 days ago by Waring Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
It took a long time to receive this item but amazon did inform me what is causing the delay .However, its worth the wait, I love listening to Eagles music.
Published 1 month ago by Isabelita Cinco
4.0 out of 5 stars great sound
Recorded at a sound stage feels like a concert because there is a large audience. Band is in top form. Only complaint and cost this review a star is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by steve branch
5.0 out of 5 stars If you can only have one Eagles DVD own this one!
The Eagles at their finest. The audio and video are excellent and it gives you a feeling that you were present at the concert. The acoustic material is awesome. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Glenn D Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Best acoustic show
I love acoustic music, and the Eagles in particular. This is one of the best shows ever, I highly recommend it!!
Published 1 month ago by Herbert M Agueda
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect example of how a concert should be
This is one of my favorite concert videos - the Eagles did a perfect job of making their songs fresh by adding orchestral arrangements but without losing the essence of what made... Read more
Published 2 months ago by P. Doherty
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
This new beginning concert for the re-formed Eagles proved a good concert, but this disk isn't a good reproduction of this fine band's music. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gridley
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