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Kiss: Kissology Volume II 1978-1991

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The second installment of the Kissology series - Kissology Vol 2 1978-1991- follows in the the incredible success of the #1 Kissology Vol 1 1974-1977 - now 5 X Platinum! Vol 2 continues where Vol 1 leaves off - with KISS on route to becoming one of the biggest concert draws in the world. This second volume contains brilliantly restored concert footage, television appearances - all chronicling KISS_Emeteoric rise to world domination. Vol 2 features the band's now legendary ''Unmasking'' on MTV, line up changes, and for the first time on - the previously never before seen European theatrical version of their 1978 film ''Kiss In Attack Of The Phantom!'' Complete with scenes not seen by U.S. audiences (in the NBC-TV version) as well as more original KISS music.

KISS have always had an approach to their fans that on the one hand could be seen as ridiculously crass and on the other as truly generous. And this release, with its three expertly mastered and crammed DVDs--issued with three separate bonus discs--could easily support either view. The second installment in KISS's Kissology DVD series will sort out the casual fans from the true members of the KISS Army. The material included here, after all, begins in 1978, when the band released four separate solo albums at once and their massive popularity began to wane. It continues on through the controversial makeup-free period and ends in '91, as KISS struggled to cope with the ascendancy of grunge over the hair metal style they'd experienced a second boom with. The concert films are pretty great, but the full-length Tom Snyder Tomorrow show appearance is flat-out brilliant, as is their live performance on the short-lived sketch comedy show Fridays. And the highlight of the set has to be the "European theatrical version" of their made-for-TV film KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. All those who've suffered through poorly degenerated video bootlegs will glory at this wonderfully restored piece of rock and roll camp. --Mike McGonigal

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Product Details

  • Actors: KISS
  • Directors: Mark Rezyka
  • Producers: Joseph Sassone
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: VH1 Classics
  • DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
  • Run Time: 407 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000SAAPG6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,539 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Jason L. Baucom on July 22, 2007
Format: DVD
The best part of this Volume II set is actually having all this stuff in one DVD package. Unfortunately I've seen everything here. I was hoping for a rare "Creatures Of The Night" concert. Rio is good but it lacks any rare songs and the show is so big the audio to me isn't as good as an Arena show would be, but I'll take it. The USA show "Night Flight" had a great special that I would like to have seen. Overall It's a DVD that no fan could pass up on. My only thing is most KISS fans have seen Largo '79 and I would liked to have seen something from the vaults that nobody has seen from the Dynasty tour. Just my opinion.

The Largo Bonus disc lacks "King Of The Nightime World" and the great Ace track "2,000 Man". I don't understand why that was left out.

Here is the latest listing I've found and hopefully is set:

Disc 1

* Land Of Hype And Glory with Edwin Newman - January 10, 1978
* The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder - October 31, 1979
* Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park European Theatrical Cut - 1979

Disc 2

* Shandi (music video) - 1980
* CNN Interview with Peter Criss - September 24, 1980
* Countdown - September 21, 1980
* Rockpop - September 13, 1980

1. "She's So European"
2. "Talk To Me"

* KISS Invades Australia - Sydney Showground: Sydney, Australia - November 22, 1980

1. "Detroit Rock City"
2. "Cold Gin"
3. "Strutter"
4. "Shandi"
5. "Calling Dr. Love"
6. "Firehouse"
7. "Talk To Me"
8. "Is That You"
9. "2000 Man"
10. "I Was Made For Lovin' You"
11. "New York Groove"
12. "Love Gun"
13. "God Of Thunder"
14. "Rock And Roll All Nite"
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Erik Rupp VINE VOICE on July 3, 2007
Format: DVD
KISSology Vol. 1 was one of the greatest music DVD's ever released. A tremendous collection of great, vintage KISS concerts and TV apperances, KISSology really raised the bar when it comes to career retrospectives on DVD.

Now, KISS is releasing (or has released, depending on when you read this), the 2nd volume in the KISSology series, covering 1978-1991. It's got almost everything from that era that fans have wanted on DVD (almost, there are some exceptions) - The Land of Hype and Glory, The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder (Ace is a RIOT), Australia 1980, FRIDAYS (!!!), Brazil 1983, a couple songs from the first post-makeup concert, and a complete concert from one of their greatest tours ever - the Hot In The Shade tour! Leon Sphinx was pretty darned cool as the centerpiece, and the band was ON!

There are some other goodies, but the one I intentionally left out until now is KISS in ATTACK OF THE PHANTOMS - the European theatrical version of KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Supposedly there are scenes cut from the US version, and the score is different in parts as well. This will be a lot of fun to watch - as long as you "get it." It's a 70's campy TV movie, and for that time and genre it is a lot of fun.

The DVD ends with the passing of the great Eric Carr (I had the opportunity to meet him in 1990 - he truly was a great guy, and he is very much missed), leaving the Revenge era for Vol. 3.

Could there be more on there from the 80's? Animalize Live Uncensored is a glaring omission, as is anything from the entertaining Asylum tour, but this is still one heck of a tracklisting and another great release!

UPDATE: After watching the entire set a few things stand out. 1.) The Australia show from 1980 was fantastic.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Greg Kline on August 23, 2007
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I'm one of those rare dinosaurs that saw kiss in small clubs like Joint In The Woods in 73, was an instant fan, ran the first KISS fanzine "Kisser" with a friend (Hi Randy), maintained a COMPLETE collection, met the band, and followed them fervently till 1980, when the merchandising simply burned me out. My point being, I have credentials.

The history on much of this DVD material is as follows. Kiss ex-manager Bill Aucoin had all the Kiss stuff in a big warehouse. Circa 1987, for reasons personal, he needed money, and speaking with Ace, offered it all for $100,000. Ace didn't want it, and since he was not particularly fond of Gene and Paul, he didn't mention it to them. Enter two fans that met Ace, Al and Gary. They mortgaged a house, paid Aucoin, rented two tractor trailers, and picked up all the stuff. They then hosted numerous killer Kiss conventions. THAT's the source of all the copies of the material on this DVD, which was eventually copied ad nauseum. Well, Gene & Paul eventually found out, had the cops raid an Al/Gary convention, and confiscated everything as "stolen merchandise". Kiss then sponsored it's own conventions, ultimately auctioned all the costumes, and have now funneled the video stuff to be included in Kissology DVD's. THAT's why this material is not new to real fans.

So, anyway, the actual material. The upside is, you get a first generation, clean copy, of some really great Kiss video. The downside,
there are some NASTY cuts. Land Of Hype And Glory is only an excerpt. Too bad cause it was a great show. But the biggest SIN, is that the Tom Snyder show appearance is CUT IN HALF. Any fan will tell you that the single most entertaining piece of Kiss video is the Tom Syder show. This is the one video that even non-Kiss fans appreciate. Ace is a riot!
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