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Kiss - Kissology, Vol. 3: 1992-2000 (Ltd. Edition 5 disc set)

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2008 four DVD set. The third installment of the multi-platinum, hugely successful Kissology Series. Having sold nearly 600,000 units of Kissology Volumes One and Two, Kiss is back with their biggest statement to date: nearly 10 hours of Kiss live on stage! Kissology Vol. Three also features, for the first time on DVD, MTV's Unplugged performance, including songs that didn't make it into the broadcast or CD version Plus, a previously unreleased behind-the-scenes documentary shot during rehearsals and back stage. And the much-heralded Queens, NY Coventry show from December, 1973, the band's first ever concert filmed in make up in its entirety!!!

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  • Actors: Eric Carr, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, J.J. Jackson, Bruce Kulick
  • Directors: Alex Coletti, Mark Rezyka
  • Producers: Alex Coletti, Chloe McPhillips, Erica Paige, Joseph Sassone, Novera A. King
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Extra tracks, Limited Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: VH1 Classics
  • DVD Release Date: December 18, 2007
  • Run Time: 407 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XPU53E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,758 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Kiss - Kissology, Vol. 3: 1992-2000 (Ltd. Edition 5 disc set)" on IMDb

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KISSOLOGY 2 was a good follow up to one of the greatest Music DVD releases ever. It was, however, flawed by edited and shortened concerts. Some unavoidable due to source material being incomplete (like the Rio '83 concert), but mostly due to editorial decisions. It wasn't a popular move, but the set was still very good and what was on there was great.

Now with KISSOLOGY 3 they have again included an incomplete concert or two due to editorial decisions. This is unfortunate, because some of the songs missing are some of the highlights of those particular shows!

The Detroit 1992 show from the Revenge Tour SHOULD have been included in its entirety. Many fans feel that the Revenge era was the high point of the bands' career, and that tour featured some fantastic performances of both classic and more recent material. MIA from that show, inexplicably, are "Hotter Than Hell," "Firehouse," "I Want You," "Strutter," "Forever," and "Shout it out Loud." Even more perplexing is the fact that the bonus disc of the Sao Paulo show from 1994 is (possibly) complete! While that IS a great development (the first bonus disc with just about a complete concert - this one is only missing, if anything, the final encore of "Rock and Roll All Night," and according to sources they may not have even played it at that show), it is also disappointing since they didn't give that treatment to the Detroit '92 show on the main DVD set. (Unfortunately, the version with the Sao Paulo bonus disc will not be available through Amazon...)

Also missing are a handful of songs from the Tiger Stadium show from '96, as well as some great TV appearances that should have been locks to be included (Arsenio Hall 1993 and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 1993 being the two big omissions).
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People are suggesting here that this may not actually be the Tiger Staidum show, because there are precious few crowd shots (indeed, the only ones you see are at the very beginning and during Peter Criss' drum solo), nothing but tight shots of band members, and complete screen blackouts in between songs when Paul Stanley addresses the crowd.

It IS the Tiger Stadium show, but unfortunately what you are watching is the footage that was shot and then projected on the video screens behind the band during the concert. So you're watching something that was meant for the people who were actually there at the time, and not for a home viewing audience. There are no wide shots of the stage or shots of the pyro going off, because the people there could already SEE those things in as much clarity as they needed to.

The reason the screen goes black when Paul is talking is because the cameras were off. There was nothing being projected onto the screens during these moments. Only the audio was recorded. This is also why "Beth" is missing from the setlist. Peter Criss performed this song under a lone spotlight at center stage with no video being shown behind him. Rather than give you 3 minutes of a black screen with "Beth" playing, they wisely opted to drop it from the DVD.

Which is precisely what they should've done with the entire SHOW. I can't believe this is the best they could give us from arguably the most important tour in KISS' career, their '96-'97 Reunion Tour. It's a very poor show to watch. You get no sense of the scope of the stage, you see very little pyro going off, and it's a step above bootleg quality at best because of it.
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I love love this series so much, It's such a damn shame it ends here. I am very pleased with this Kissology trilogy. Now, onto the review.

Disk 1:

Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit MI 1992 (Revenge Tour)- Surely, there were better concerts from this tour, than this concert. There still are intense performances on here. Overall: 7.5/10

Unplugged Behind the Scenes: Nice little treat looking back at the Convention and rehearsals. I love when Gene says "Hiya Pete" and Peter says Geno. I love it when Gene says "Frehley" to Ace. Overall: 8.5/10

MTV Unplugged: Every momment of this is pure magic, I love it. Overall: 10/10

Disk 2:

Tiger Stadium, Detroit MI 1996 (Reunion Tour): What can i say, I really don't like this concert. There were way better concerts than this, that's for sure. The sourced video is a screen feed, it was meant for who were there watching it, not a home viewing audience. Overall: 5.5/10

MTV Vma Performance, Brooklyn Bridge NY 1996: Great great performances on this. I love the intensity. Overall: 10/10

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles CA 1998 Psycho Circus tour)- Great video & sound quality. It's probably one of the better concerts from this tour. Overall: 10/10

Disk 3:

Dodger Stadium Part 2: Same review as above

Detroit Rock City premiere party, Los Angeles CA 1999: great little gig hyped for the movie. Overall: 9.5/10

"The Last Kiss" Continental Arena, East Rutherford NJ 2000 (Farewell tour): Outstanding, outstanding video & sound quality, and one of the better concerts from this tour. Overall: 10/10

Disk 4:

Coventry, Queens NYC 1973: not the best quality, but a great & historical gig that had to be on here.
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10 Kissologys total planned!?
there could be kissology 47: the best of kissology
kissology 48: the nusing home kiss
kissology 49: reality shows
kissology 50: the funerals---i am sure gene has the rights to his and pauls funeral already sold
kissology 101: re-incarnation
kissology 102: unfreezing gene
Dec 22, 2007 by donnie bonn |  See all 10 posts
Kissology 3 big disappointment...
I too was a the Tiger Stadium show back in 1996 and can not believe they edited DRC from the DVD. Also, there is no footage of helicopters passing overhead with spotlights, huge air inflated "statues", gigantic KISS ARMY banners on both sides of the stage or shots of outside the stadium... Read More
Dec 26, 2007 by Froggy |  See all 10 posts
Kissology Vol. 3 Bonus disc info. update*
Thanks for the early info, Mike. If you were only buying one copy, which one would you buy? I'm torn between the Brazil show(Revenge was one of my favorite tours) and the NYC show.
Nov 12, 2007 by Sheri |  See all 23 posts
Now it's a 5 disc set?
Well, if you include the bonus disc, it's 5 discs.
The bonus disc for the general retail is the Irvine, CA '96 show. The main set is 4 discs, then the bonus = 5 total.
The bonus disc is a limited edition thing. Not sure the # of copies will be made with bonus discs.
Walmart has the Brazil '94... Read More
Dec 5, 2007 by Hoagie Mike |  See all 6 posts
Bonus disc reviews, esp. MSG?
its similar to the tiger stadium. it isnt mixed . most camera work is all close ups. it is better than the tiger show though..still anybody that watches the tiger or msg wont believe it. it really is ,that bad!! they must have not had a full camera crew to film it professionally or it was just... Read More
Dec 21, 2007 by Bigsled |  See all 10 posts
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