Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper - Live 1973 - Billion Dollar Babies Tour
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The original Rock n Roll Spectacle. The groundbreaking tour. The five original members of the Alice Cooper group captured live. The 1973 Billion Dollar Babies show was the first of its kind. No other band had ever brought a more expensive, elaborate theatrical production to the rock stage -- and rarely has any since.
Now available for the FIRST TIME since it hit theaters in 1974, Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper -- the film made during the Billion Dollar Babies tour that combines stunning concert footage with an outrageous story and also features the bands acting debut has been transferred in high definition and now includes a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix.
The crunching music, the snake, the guillotine, the makeup, the hatchets, mannequins and dolls, the money, the whips -- it all started here. Alice Cooper kicked the door down. All the other artists followed behind.
Featuring 13 Alice Cooper classics recorded live in concert:
Billion Dollar Babies
Raped And Freezin
No More Mr. Nice Guy
I Love The Dead
Under My Wheels
And a studio performance of The Lady Is A Tramp
Plus These Special Features:
*Audio Commentary by Alice Cooper
*Deleted Scene and Outtakes
*Original Theatrical Trailer and Radio Spots
*Poster Gallery With Original Promotional Material
*DVD Easter Eggs
*Anamorphic Widescreen & 5.1 Surround Sound
Top Customer Reviews
Two nights of Alice Cooper's notorious 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour (April 28th in Dallas and April 29th in Houston) were filmed to create this rare 1974 midnight matinee film, and it's a great testament to the riotous live act that made the Alice Cooper Group a threat to concerned parents everywhere. This DVD contains the original cut of the film which includes the band starring in charming little skits scattered amongst the astonishing live footage (The more common version of the film shown in theaters included old film and newsreel footage instead of the skits). A highly amusing moment among these skits features the band playing "The Lady Is a Tramp". Shout! Factory lovingly provides this release with a new high-definition film transfer along with a new Surround Sound mix created from the 16-track master tapes.Read more ›
WARNING - i must suggest that ANY new viewer of this movie should firstly watch this movie WITH Alice Cooper's commentary, otherwise you most likely will not fully enjoy it, may even hate it and may never give it another chance which would actually be a pity. why?...
firstly... hard-core Alice fans, who have endured many years of watching average quality versions of the 2nd version of this movie (which saw limited theatrical release in 1974 and had most of the 'comedy' story parts replaced by Alice press conference footage and clips from old Hollywood movies - overall, aside from the live footage, not a very enjoyable viewing experience) and dire quality versions of this original version, will certainly marvel at the quality of this release... and everyone else may complain about the at-times sketchy print, dull picture, or crackly sound. it's sharp and completely watchable, but be prepared for imperfections - this release is from movie prints that have sat unplayed and decaying in some vault for over 30 years! it may as well be antique...
secondly... the live footage, though too darkly filmed, is superb and effectively captures the meyhem of the Billion Dollar Babies show and Alice Cooper's character as a drunken socialist punk of the times. but the movie as a whole - with a 'comical' story line, weaved between the concert footage, of a mentally-deranged German film director (Herr Director) out to seek revenge on the 'Cooper gang' for trashing his film set and walking out on him leaving all hopes of him making a brilliant ground-breaking movie to trash - just doesn't work.Read more ›
Let me get to my point. There is practically no close-up footage of Glen Buxton or Michael Bruce(except for when Michael "attacks" Vince during a song). There is a little bit of Neil Smith on drums, very little. You get a little footage of Dennis Dunaway on bass because he is running around a bit and happens to get in frame with Vince. No I'm not a complaining little punk kid. I truly love the Alice Cooper albums with the original 5 guys! I own them all and have played them many, many times over the years. They rank in my top ten bands in my 650 plus cd collection. I really wished the director and camera people would have gotten close footage of the entire "band" here. Also, it is known that a very talented guitarist named Mick Mashbir did ALOT of guitar work on Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle of Love. He is also on this dvd and doing a fantastic job. Again, no close-ups of him. A keyboardist rounds out the ensemble.
As a guitar player I was hoping to see the fingerwork too.
But, having said all this, the audio quality is pretty good here. The separation of the guitarists is nice, and the old classics really do sound good! Get this dvd, lay back and close your eyes and enjoy a truly great BAND playing really good music!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
" A MUST HAVE COOPER - DVD! " It is more raw and shocking than his recent concert DVD concerts. You will get your COOPERSWORTH...Just buy it ! GREAT PURCHASE. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jeffry t. dahl
Wow, this is some good footage. I really don't care for the movie but the concert footage is great.Published 4 months ago by Robert
This has got to be one of my favorites. It is so funny! Love it to death!Published 6 months ago by Rita S.
The classic band in '73. Not much else to say. Probably Cooper's absolute career high-point. Performance is great. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sanchez!
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