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The Strange Case of Alice Cooper: Live 1979 - The Madhouse Rock Tour (2012)

Alice Cooper , Jackie Barnett  |  NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Alice Cooper
  • Directors: Jackie Barnett
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory!
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007JZFX42
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,054 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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"The Strange Case of Alice Cooper is a must watch for any Cooper fan... a man in the prime of his career doing what he did best, entertaining kids and scaring parents." --DVD Snapshot, April 24, 2012

Product Description

The Strange Case Of Alice Cooper is more than a concert film. It is the warped tale of one man's descent 'into madness, a theatrical rock 'n' roll spectacle that could only emerge from the twisted imagination of Alice Cooper.

Filmed during a stop on the Madhouse Rock Tour in 1979, Strange Case was inspired by Alice's stay in a New York sanitarium and the people he encountered there. Vincent Price introduces the proceedings as ghoulish doctors and transvestite nurses cross paths with dancing bottles of alcohol. All the while, Alice performs songs off his album From The Inside, as well as many of his most well-known and best-loved hits.

[Setlist]
1.From The Inside
2.Serious
3.Nurse Rozetta
4.The Quiet Room
5.I Never Cry
6.Devil's Food
7.Welcome To My Nightmare
8.Billion Dollar Babies
9.Only Women Bleed
10.No More Mr. Nice Guy
11.I'm Eighteen
12.The Black Widow
13.Wish I Was Born In Beverly Hills
14.Ballad Of Dwight Fry
15.Go To Hell
16.How You Gonna See Me Now
17.Inmates (We're All Crazy)
18.School's Out

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars young Alice Cooper-- worth getting April 15, 2012
Format:DVD
Glad to see this coming out after all these years. I had this concert in Beta Max back in 1982. It was originally titled "The Strange Case of Alice Cooper." Alice looks very pale and skinny as this was shortly after his release from the clinic for his alcohol abuse. The opening song "From the Inside" features dancing bottles of vodka,scotch and tequilla. Typical of Alice's sense of humor. It features several songs from that excellent album. It's the only time I've seen Alice electrocuted on stage. It was also cool to see Davey Johnston from Elton Johns band as lead guitar. The show features songs that Alice doesn't do live anymore along with his classics. For all of Alice fans, buy this dvd.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag... May 28, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Count me among the many waiting patiently for this to finally be released on DVD. Was it worth it? Well, yes & no. First off, the picture is clearer than the bootleg copy of this that I found a few years ago, so that's a definite plus. But the soundtrack is where this release fails. The audio for this show was multi-tracked and broadcast on various radio concert shows, the King Biscuit Flower Hour being one of them. I've downloaded copies of these radio shows, and they are in excellent, clear stereo, with the 2 guitars mixed on opposite channels (so you can really hear who's playing what), the drums separated, etc. This soundtrack seems to be in mono, and is probably straight off the copy that was made for TV broadcast, which is what I believe this show was originally filmed for (at least it was shown on TV back then, as I remember watching it). Wolfgang's Vault now owns the King Biscuit library, so the producers of this release should have worked a deal with them to get the audio. (To add insult to injury, the back of the DVD case says, "NOTE: Vidoe and audio were mastered from the best available sources.")

And of course, there are the missing songs and a few other edits, but I didn't really expect the original footage to be assembled & re-cut after all these years.

I would say that all this release did was take the TV copy and transfer it to DVD, edits and all. There is even one spot where the picture tracking flutters, as old VHS tapes would do (I think it's during 'Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills'?).

Alice's commentary is sparse, as other reviews have mentioned, which is a shame, as this is a very interesting point in his career, and a very unique show. I'm sure he must have more to say about it!

All in all, worth having, since it hasn't been available in any form for many years, but it's too bad they didn't get it right. Maybe some day...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Over the years I've seen many various consumer treatments of this show. Finally someone has taken the care and time to get it right. The show is blistering, but edited. But all versions I have seen have been edited. It doesn't help I guess when School's Out runs 15 minutes, but many great parts of this show have always been on the cutting room floor.

The main reason I got this was for the fact that I knew I would finally have a clean copy and also for the Alice commentary. If you watch the Nightmare show with commentary on, it was almost a laugh a minute. Ren (RIP) certainly added significant contributions to the commentary. So, it is with surprise that I say that the commentary on this DVD was a big snooze. The biggest insight Alice offered in the commentary was information on who dated whom. He really should have had someone else in the room with him, maybe Shep or Cheryl. She was as huge part of this show.

Even with this flaw, it is a great show and a must see for Alice fan.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Case Fianlly on DVD April 19, 2012
Format:DVD
I am so excited that "Strange Case of Alice Cooper" is coming out on DVD. I have seen many poor recordings on TV, internet and VHS, and have long stumped to the Alice people that this needed to be added to DVDs. The show was the tour for "From the Inside" which Alice recorded following his stay in rehab. Only there was no such thing as rehab, it was a mental institution and the album, and subsiquent show is based on the people he actually met while getting control of his alcohol problem. In it you can see in his face and lack of weight some of the illness that was part of his struggles with demon rum...or in his case Bud and 7 Crown. Some great additions to this is his attention to making this a production of the album which dominates the set list, but still some of the great classic Coop to go with it. The new songs were co written by Elton John sidekick, Bernie Taupin and the band includes John side man Davey Johnstone on guitar along with Steve Hunter, who rejoined Alice on last summer's tour, bassist Parkish John, Whitey Glan on Drums and keyboard wizard Fred Mandel whose credits also include Cheap Trick, Queen and Pink Floyd (The Wall). Alice's wife, Sheryl Cooper is the lead dancer in the company, a job thet she got for "WTMN" and lead to the romance that lives on today. You also have an important guest appearance by horror master Vincent Price. The fact that Shout Factory is in charge of the release, raises my expectations at a quality item as they have a reputation to treating the work and resterations with the greatest respect. If you want a grand night of rock and roll entertainment, this will be one to have in your collection. I have collected all of Alice's DVD concert releases, and I look forward to adding this to my collection immediately.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars From The Inside...Live!
Have waited for this since first seeing it in '79 on HBO at a friends house. Am very pleased!
Published 1 month ago by Abstract Concept
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
You gotta give Alice some credit for giving you all he's got.
Published 1 month ago by Joseph Peteraf
5.0 out of 5 stars A very strange Alice
Alice has always been one of the best. In this one he fights the demons of alcohol. He seems still a little out of it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ron789
4.0 out of 5 stars Always good.
I always love Alice. I enjoy Nightmare more, but love to relive the old concerts that I went to. If you enjoy kicking back and ironing or cleaning while watching concerts, this is... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Charles L. Mccoy
3.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't what I thought it would be
I went to see Alice Cooper live in concert in 1979 when he was in Ohio. It was a GREAT concert and I though this was going be a video like the concert as seen from the seats. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Thomas J. Coyle Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally
I saw this on tv back in the 80's, and wondered when it would finally come out on DVD. Great for all A.C fans.
Published 8 months ago by ?????
5.0 out of 5 stars top of his game
Well he stared it all. From the Glam rock of Bowie to the huge commercial success of Kiss.

Probably at the apogee of his career, as far as vocal ability and creative... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tim Delmark
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Showman for 3 Generations And Still Going Strong
I currently own 6 of Alice Cooper's DVD's and even though some are much better than others, this one is recommended as well if you are a true dedicated fan of Alice as I am.
Published 8 months ago by Garry A. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice Cooper's At It Again
Classic Alice, captured at an interesting time in his career....after Welcome to my Nightmre and before his resurgence in the 80's. Essential.
Published 9 months ago by Stephen
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a favorite
I LOVE Alice Cooper, but this is just not one of my favorites. This was a point in his career that just didn't do much for me.
Published 9 months ago by Laura Gearig
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Strange Case dvd- Any bonus features ?
No Bonus Features, just A Commentary track. if you have one of the many bootleg dvd copies the video quality is just about the same. as for the audio mix it is only a Dolby Digital 2.0! unlike Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper which was mixed into 5.1 and was later released on bluray.
May 31, 2012 by Sean-thomas D. Bishop |  See all 3 posts
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