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Budokan! 30th Anniversary DVD +3 CD's Box set, Collector's Edition, Extra tracks, Live
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Anyway, the packaging does damage the discs, unfortunately, but I just put them in some cd slipcases and keep them in the box that way. It's a drag, but the content is so great, it's like Paul Stanley once said..."it's like winning the lottery, being set for life, and complaining about paying the taxes" LOL
My only gripe is that the video of the 1978 show flips back and forth, for no apparent reason, from video to film. The original broadcast was shot on video, and they put a film process on it to make it look like a movie....which I'm not a fan of...it seems to lose that "live" look to it. But that's my personal preference...it doesn't hamper the experience, but I don't know why it's in video for a few seconds usually at the start of a song, then switches over to film. Whatever. They also cut off the whole beginning of the TV special where they show the stage being set up, soundcheck clips, etc. If you have the boot of this, maybe keep it just for those snipets. The restored picture and sound are stunning...really. Kudos to Jack Douglas for whatever magic he weaved on the audio...Read more ›
The 3 cds and dvd are simply slammed into 4 tight cardboard "notches" in a fold out pack with zero cushioning or protection. Each disc has a straight scratch that runs through the lower third of the respective discs. Its also impossible to remove the discs without pulling them slightly below the edge and thereby risking fingerprints.
On top of that, the dvd in my set was scuffed to hell and looks like a badly used dvd. One of the discs looks almost perfect - except for that ugly single scratch which corresponds to the top of the "notch".
Why the hell were Legacy too cheap to simply put the discs on pop-it hubs like almost every other box set I've seen has? Unbelievable.
I'll be returning this, but have a sinking feeling that finding a "clean" set will be impossible. I'm also going to lodge a complaint at Legacy. The material and the rest of the packaging is stellar - but the way they stored the discs in this set is garbage.
As to the packaging, THANKS to all the prior reviewers for the warning. I used extra care when removing the discs and no scratches resulted. I just pushed down on the sleeves a little to give the discs some wiggle room and they just rolled out with only a little effort.
No real Cheap Trick Fan will want to be without this set. It is all that I expected and more.
The discs are just jammed/crammed(and stuck!) into die-cut slots in the package-no mount, no poly sleeve, no paper sleeve-NOTHIN'! As such, all 4 discs are terribly scratched with the one looking like it was wire-brushed.
I can't believe that a label like Legacy which has such a great record of releasing quality(some of the best) product would issue something so inferior. Well, off to the Post Office to send this stinker back.
This should make a very dissapointing Christmas gift for many a Cheap Trick fan. Shame on you Legacy. It was supposed to Cheap Trick, not just cheap.
BOTTOM LINE: If you have NEVER bought this stuff before, then by all means take the plunge (being aware that the packaging leaves a bit to be desired), but I really can't recommend paying more than like $25 for this set, due to the repetitious material. If you are a huge Cheap Trick fan, and want it for the DVD, then it's probably worth picking up. I've seen Cheap Trick live many times, and can attest that they are one hell of a lot of fun live - always a very entertaining, energetic show, and this captures them in their youthful prime (though they're still terrific).
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I've been waiting for a long time for this Cheap Trick DVD to come out and I finally got it is worth the wait is great you love it tooPublished 5 months ago by bill b
I have pretty much always been a fan of cheap trick, and I would rate them as better than the so called supergroups, I.E. Deep purple or Led Zeppelin and the like. Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by steven simpson
For over 30 years, the original Japanese video masters to "Cheap Trick: Live at Budokan" were lost. They were found in New York City in about 2006. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Kevin Monahan
I knew the music already from cassette tapes but did not anticipate the technical issues with the DVD. The first time I tried playing it, it froze the PC. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by John Novikoff Jr