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Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2007)

John Bonham , John Paul Jones , Joe Massot  |  PG |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (546 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page
  • Directors: Joe Massot
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (546 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013K1ALE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,345 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The line forms here for the world’s greatest and possibly most influential band – Led Zeppelin! With Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love and more signature performances, this mesmerizing movie built around Zep’s famed ’73 NYC concerts is convincing proof why. Band members supervised the Re-mastering and Dolby 5.1 Re-mixing of the film’s image and sound. In addition to their performances, fantasy sequences and at-home glimpses of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham, this 2-disc Special Edition has over 40 minutes of newly-added extra features including: Two (2) never-before-released songs in rare performance footage: Celebration and Over the Hills and Far Away; Vintage TV Footage: Drake Hotel Robbery during the New York Concert Stand; Robert Plant BBC Interview and Tampa Concert Band Arrival. Also available in Hi-Def and Blu Ray!

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174 of 187 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Film Remains Slightly Better November 24, 2007
Format:DVD
This 1976 concert film is one Led Zeppelin item that really did deserve to be improved and expanded. In the November 2007 glut of new Zep products related to the film, this 2-DVD set is clearly the optimal purchase. (Note that this review was written after actually purchasing and consuming the item in question, which appears to be a real rarity so far.) The "Collector's Edition" DVD set adds merchandise that will only be of value to super-diehards, and the new edition of the soundtrack album is apparently built around the new remaster of the movie itself and displays some odd editing choices. I have always felt that the purely audio soundtrack of the movie suffers from the lack of visuals - for example, all 27 minutes of "Dazed and Confused" makes more sense visually because you can watch the theatricality of Jimmy Page's stage performance, while merely listening to the accompanying soundtrack can be tedious. To a lesser extent, the same goes for the extra lengthy "Moby Dick" because while soloing, John Bonham could be even more enjoyable to watch than to listen to. So the film itself is the apotheosis of the entire "The Song Remains the Same" project, and this 2-DVD set presents much needed improvements in audio and video quality, with some bonus items that add value for the enthusiastic fan without becoming obsessive.

Though I'm a lifelong Zep fan, I actually hadn't seen this movie in around 20 years. And I had forgotten how cheesy the non-concert footage truly is, with the fantasy sequences serving as little more than period vanity pieces that rarely rise above the amateurish.
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72 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the same as the original November 3, 2007
Format:DVD
For those of you writing reviews before ever viewing the dvd or knowing about its contents I am surprised. I am a Led Zeppelin fan and this dvd is not the same as its original. This is the whole concert in its entirety uncut with more than 40 minutes of added bonus material, including never-before-released performance footage not on the original release such as "Over The Hills And Far Away" and "Celebration Day"; plus performances of "Misty Mountain Hop" and "The Ocean"; a rare 1976 BBC interview with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page; vintage TV footage from the Drake Hotel robbery during the New York concert stand; and a Cameron Crowe radio show. This set also includes collectible vintage T-shirt with original album artwork design, soundtrack CD, lobby cards, reproductions of original premiere invites, tour schedule, and more. (As noted on [...])
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155 of 172 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
UPDATE: This flaw was corrected in a silent replacement of the title. It took over a year for Warner to fix it, but they did fix it. I have changed my rating of the disc as a result. I realize some were not happy I was critical of this because the gap is only 7 seconds, but a 7 second dropout during a drum solo is pretty bad IMO. Some also may not have experienced the glitch due to getting a fixed copy (again, a year after release) or were not streaming TrueHD.

Anyway, good that the glitch is fixed, however it would have been better if Warner had an official replacement program instead of just silently fixing the problem in an unlabelled 2nd pressing.

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Unfortunately the Blu-ray version of this concert has a 7-second long sound dropout in the TrueHD soundtrack at timecode 1:40:45 - all copies of the Blu-ray currently available are affected. The TrueHD soundtrack of the previously released HD DVD does not suffer from this dropout (nor does the Blu-ray's lower quality DD soundtrack), so it is clear this was an encoding goof-up on Warner's part.

This type of QC problem is unacceptable for a product that costs $20, yet Warner has not mentioned any intention of fixing the issue. Hopefully they get on the ball and set up a replacement program for those who buy this defective disc.

Note that the recent re-release of this disc still suffers from the dropout problem. Maybe the third time will be the charm... :\
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256 of 302 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I'm a Zeppelin freak. I own everything they've ever released. Probably twice. I bought this the minute I saw it.

Now I wish I hadn't.

The T-Shirt inside is very thin and not at all an XL as it states on the tag. If it were an XL, I'd wear it with pride. As it is, my wife can wear it. (What kind of material is that, anyway -- gossamer?)

But once the T-Shirt is removed...

That's where the problem with the packaging comes into play.

The T-Shirt is what held the DVDs and the extras in the box, which is a very thin cardboard to begin with. Take the T-Shirt out and you have a large space in the box. When you put back the DVDs, they rattle around in the box.

If you take them out of the box, they're packaged in their own little sleeve, but the cardboard of the sleeve is very thin, too. If it was a heavier slipcase-like cardboard, it would be okay. But it's not. It barely stands up on its own. By the way, one item in the sleeve is the 2-DVD set. The other item in the sleeve holds the bonus materials. But, together, they're only 1-1/4" deep. The box is 2" deep. The T-Shirt took up the remaining 3/4" to make the box full.

So, okay, minus the T-Shirt and despite the wafer-thin cardboard, what do we have left? What are the bonus materials?

Again, no great shakes. There are numerous postcards (most pictures are blurry and oddly cropped) and movie promotional items, plus a couple of other pieces of colored cardboard meant to look like tickets. Big deal. Interesting, perhaps even cool. But worth another $10-$20 over the price of the 2-DVD set by itself? You be the judge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Ahh. The memories
Published 1 day ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars Led Zeppelin Blu-Ray is Must have for classic Rock Fans!
This review is for the Blu-Ray release specifically.
As a Led Zeppelin NUT, since I was a child, I have collected Led Zeppelin Live Concerts. Read more
Published 2 days ago by SASHA KARN
1.0 out of 5 stars The box was sended in bad condition, the disc the same
The box was sended in bad condition, the disc the same. Really I think the real price for this is one dolar.
Published 10 days ago by German Linares
5.0 out of 5 stars The best.
How can one go wrong with Zeppelin?
Published 10 days ago by Jake B
5.0 out of 5 stars Still love it
I used to watch this on VHS over and over again in high school, so much so that I think my VHS copy eventually wore out. Glad that I now have it on DVD. Still a favorite.
Published 17 days ago by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Band Ever
Love this Movie - Super fast delivery at a Excellent price - I use to go watch this a the movies on saturday night
Published 22 days ago by R. Tisinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Led Zeppelin DVD
I was very pleased with this 2 disc DVD set. I am big fan of Led Zeppelin. It begins with the movie starring LED ZEP band members and agent. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Krista Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars I remembered this video from my teenage years...
and it was exactly the way I had remembered it. And it came in the mail very quickly and it wasn't too much to find it on Amazon.com and the prices were very reasonable. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Kathleen Bratton
2.0 out of 5 stars Unless you're a die-hard Zeppelin fan, skip it
i bought the dvd hoping to hear some of my favorite led zeppelin songs, misty mountain hop, going to california, dancing days, etc... but this dvd failed to deliver. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cory
3.0 out of 5 stars Led Zeppelin
This was packaged very well. It is an excellent remake especially in blue ray technology. It looks like this event just happened yesterday. Read more
Published 1 month ago by rick conley
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Jimmy Page plays every note and chord , not just strumming up and down the Chord tree. Eric Clapton said Jimmy P. showed him how to play each note while both with the Yard Birds, but Eric said he tried but couldn't think that fast to move his fingers.
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Song Remains The Same DVD -- how's the editing?
I know exactly what you're talking about.The actual movie is the same.The footage was reworked to much clearer quality,No Quarter is the same,some of the overdubs that were on the original film are still there,but you have to remember that this is a soundtrack and not a true "live"... Read More
Mar 14, 2008 by Snake |  See all 7 posts
Blu-ray Special Features?
i had it pre-ordered and i now i don't know what to do... i can't wait for it but there's no release date yet
Jan 3, 2008 by Ramiro |  See all 7 posts
what's in the collector's edition?
-- Limited Collector's Edition - 2-disc set includes collectible vintage
T-shirt with original album artwork design, soundtrack CD, lobby cards,
reproductions of original premiere invites, tour schedule, and more ($TBA*)

Since I can't edit other people's posts.
Oct 4, 2007 by Dennis Stanley |  See all 17 posts
T-Shirt
Like jeans in stores these days, many of these retro-style concert and band shirts intentionally look faded, even with some of the image cracked (as if the shirt had been through the washer and dryer too many times.) It's a fashion trend now with concert shirts. Don't fear. Enjoy the shirt ....
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