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The Cure: Trilogy - Live In Berlin [Blu-ray] (2009)

Perry Bamonte , Jason Cooper , Nick Wickham  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Perry Bamonte, Jason Cooper, Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith
  • Directors: Nick Wickham
  • Producers: Robert Smith, Daryl Bamonte, Emer Patten, Geoff Kempin, Terry Shand
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 223 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001NP8PQW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,865 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late `70s,THE CURE was one of the most enduring and popular. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith,the band became notorious for their slow,gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance. But the public image often hid the diversity of the Cure's music.

This Blu-ray is a TRILOGY of CURE albums, PORNOGRAPHY, DISINTIGRATION and BLOODFLOWERS,that were performed in three successive night in 2002. All tracks reflect the original release. Now CURE Fans can experience, what not to long ago was just heard and imagined,the full CURE.

TRACKLISTING PORNOGRAPHY 1. One Hundred Years 2. A Short Term Effect 3. The Hanging Garden 4. Siamese Twins 5. The Figurehead 6. A Strange Day 7. Cold 8. Pornography DISINTEGRATION 1. Plainsong 2. Pictures Of You 3. Closedown 4. Love Song 5. Last Dance 6. Lullaby 7. Fascination Street 8. Prayers For Rain 9. The Same Deep Water As You 10. Disintegration 11. Homesick 12. Untitled BLOODFLOWERS 1. Out Of This World 2. Watching Me Fall 3. Where The Birds Always Sing 4. Maybe Someday 5. The Last Day Of Summer 6. There Is No If... 7. The Loudest Sound 8. 39 9. Bloodflowers ENCORE SET: If Only Tonight We Could Sleep ~ The Kiss

BONUS FOOTAGE: 30 minute interview


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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll keep this brief August 7, 2005
Format:DVD
Many reviewers here complain about the boring visuals, the subtle differences in arrangements, and the mix of the songs on this DVD. Bottom line (there's that dreaded bottom line again )this is ESSENTIAL viewing/listening experience of the Cure. The live set of Pornography blows the studio version completely out of the water ( listen to the live versions of these songs on the recent reissue of Pornography and tell me I'm wrong). The Disintegration set is faithful to a fault - I was in Atlanta for the Prayer Tour in 1990 - and I don't hear anything out of place or off key ( as others are saying ) in the performance or the mix. As for the Bloodflowers set, I didn't see the shows, but I can assure anyone on the fence that the live versions here are quite on par with the studio versions. Overall, this is a real treat for Cure fans, the sound mix is fantastic, the visuals are subtle but very effective, and the experience as a whole is the next best thing to "being there." Sure, some songs are performed slower than the original studio versions, some a bit faster, but that's what makes a concert. Enough said. Buy it. Five stars, absolutely.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoever said the notes were "off key"... February 19, 2005
By greg
Format:DVD
I want to clear somethng up here. The reviewer below who said that the notes in "closedown" (one of my personal favorites)were "off key" is just wrong, and obviously doesn't understand musical terms. While the notes on the keyboard ARE different than on the album, that doesn't make them "off key" There are many notes that you can use in a scale and still be in key. Being OFF key would mean playing a note OUT of the scale, or one that is not in tune with the rest of the song.

What kind of idiot are you trying to make Robert Smith look like by saying he didn't catch the change in the keys before he could "edit" the video? This is a man who has been writing music professionally for almost 30 years; a man who records, sequences, programs and masters countless numbers of tracks in his own home studio. And you're sitting here telling people that YOU caught an error in HIS music that he let slide? Give me a break.

I know that it can be dissapointing to people to hear their favorite bands play a song differently in a live show when they're so used to hearing it the way they have for years on an album. Sometimes the song just doesn't have the same effect.

But you have to understand, performing a song the exact same way for YEARS and YEARS can probably get very tiring and boring. Musicians sometimes just need to use their creativity and try new things - but that doesn't make playing a different note a mistake.

For the record, the keyboards are also different (on this video and other live performances as well) on other songs including "lovesong"

This video is a MUST HAVE for cure fans. I am going to watch again right now :)

greg
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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I had an opportunity to see The Cure live during the second date of their Curiosa Festival in Tampa, along with some of the bands they've influenced in the course of the past decade or so. This DVD, recorded in Berlin in November 2002 reflects the current musical state of the band, except that it misses on their latest self-titled album. But for some it may better that way. "Trilogy" presents live versions of three of the band's (arguably) best albums: 'Pornography', 'Disintegration' and 'Bloodflowers', along with an encore set made up of "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" and "The Kiss" (from their 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' album).

This is an essential buy for serious The Cure fans and a highly recommendable live DVD set for the newcomer into the band's music, since it provides the viewer with a complete experience: a very well produced musical recording, along with the visuals of a great show (much like the one you could catch, if you saw them live these days) and a video with excellent direction.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A special treat for Cure fans! June 3, 2003
Format:DVD
As someone who has been to 25 Cure concerts and has over 700 shows on tape, I can tell you that this is a fantastic presentation of a legendary Cure concert! Production is excellent. The video quality is very good with a few artsy bits that enhance the performance without getting in the way. The audio is mixed well too. This is one of those good sounding concert DVDs, quality somewhere in between Depeche Mode Night in Paris and NIN All That Could Have Been.
It's a real treat to have songs like A Short Term Effect, Closedown, Cold, Same Deep Water as You, and Untitled in such great quality. A FANTASTIC encore of If Only Tonight We Could Sleep and The Kiss is included too. The Kiss is as good a version as I've ever heard. The 40min interview is good too, all of the band members chime in.
Since they play the albums straight through and there aren't many poppy singles, this DVD is more for hardcore fans. But even if you just love Disintegration I'd recommend it. I hope they do a live greatest hits DVD like this one someday too.
The only minor problem I have is with the sound of Robert's 6-string bass on some of the Disintegration tracks. It's not mixed as strongly as usual during Pictures of You and because of that the song comes off a bit flat. The 6-string comes alive during Untitled though, probably because Perry is doubling up the lead part.
With everything else being so fantastic, I can't complain- 5 stars!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cure - Trilogy DVD
Product arrived early and in excellent condition! I have been a big fan of this band (The Cure) for quite a while and this DVD is excellent without a doubt! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jimmy C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than expected
Some of the concerts I'd seen/heard from this line-up (via 'unofficial media'...traded, NOT purchased) left a bit to be desired so I didn't know what to expect. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Craig H. Eyler
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Live Quality DVD for The Cure
If you love The Cure, you have to have this especially now on blue ray. The sound and visuals are perfect. The quality is amazing. I hope they do this for other albums.
Published 6 months ago by Steve A. Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!
It's the Cure! In HD! Playing some of their best albums in their entirety! at their absolute best! 5 stars!!!
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Treto
5.0 out of 5 stars The cure
It's a trilogy, with a lot of songs, If you are a fan of The cure, you should buy it!
Published 12 months ago by Jundi
4.0 out of 5 stars The cure play the classics
I really only bought this tho see disintegration live on Bluray. The sound is superb but the stage show s minimal...however I didn't expect much from the kings of Goth. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Hikmer
3.0 out of 5 stars nice!!!!
I thought It was going to include all the hits. I'll continue buying this kind of concerts. they are great.
Published 12 months ago by José
2.0 out of 5 stars Miss the most famous songs
All the famous songs are missing, although the quality of image and sounds are great, the missing songs make this Blue Ray not worthing.
Published 14 months ago by Andre
3.0 out of 5 stars Great performances but....
I bought this on DVD the day it came out and I love the performances but the DVD freezes up for some reason. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Don V.
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound quality is wonderful...some detail lost in the image conversion...
you can tell by the image quality that it was shot for DVD and not blue-ray. Sound quality is excellent.
Published 17 months ago by Lee
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