Nine Inch Nails - Closure
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Only released in South America, this is the legendary 'Closer' on DVD for the first time. Region 0 DVD (plays on all regions). Disc 1: Self Destruct- terrible lie, piggy, down on it, march of the pigs, the only time, wish, hurt (with David Bowie), something i can never have. DVD extras: appendage (newly discovered footage, 1989-1997)/stills gallery. Disc 2: Music Videos- head like a hole, sin, down in it, pinion, wish, help me i am in hell, happiness in slavery, gave up, march of the pigs, eraser (live), hurt (live), wish (live), closer, the perfect drug. DVD extras: closer (behind the scenes footage with commentary by Mark Romanek). This DVD contains material of an adult nature.
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As it turns out, this is really as good as it gets. It looks just as good as my own digitization and it does the job of giving you a digital platform quite nicely.
One disc is the Nine Inch Nails music videos to date, to the point where The Downward Spiral and the single The Perfect Drug were released. This means Pretty Hate Machine, the Broken/Fixed EPs, The Downward Spiral, and the song "The Perfect Drug" which was recorded for the movie "The Lost Highway". All music videos are in really good (standard definition) quality.
One thing you should know about the music videos: I remember reading in an interview with Trent Reznor that he was annoyed with the over-commercialization of his music, and in particular the fact that MTV had his works in heavy rotation. Some of these videos are deliberately graphic and disturbing--definitely not able to be played on MTV.
The other volume is a great chronicle of the Downward Spiral tour. It was a defining moment in Nine Inch Nails' history and we get to see some pretty good behind-the-scenes footage. This is not a concert video: the live footage is patched together from sources of varying quality and the sound is pretty poor most of the time. The backstage moments include watching Reznor review his own shows, deal with the fact that he accidentally injured his guitarist while onstage and had to replace him, and many other moments like this (remember Larry "Bud" Melman? Yes, we get his meeting with them). And of course you get to see Marilyn Manson playing alongside Reznor on this tour.
If you're a Nine Inch Nails fan, I'd be surprised if you didn't already own this. If you don't, then you owe it to yourself to take a look at this collection. I do wish we had a good, high-quality concert video from the tour.
The first VHS, a documentary of the Self-Destruct tour that NIN did for The Downward Spiral, is a mix of behind-the-scenes footage and concert footage, and it is loaded with film that will tickle the fancy of any NIN fan. If you're not the biggest NIN fan, there's still funny and interesting moments for you, but you won't get the full experience a NIN fan would.
The second VHS, a collection of all the music videos released up to that point (which went up to The Perfect Drug) is just that. It has the rare "Help Me I'm In Hell" video on it, and is the only legitimate way to get it, if you're morally straight. It's really cool to see how the music and Trent himself has evolved over the years, and even more from what is shown here.
All in all, Closure is a must-have for any NIN fan with a VHS player. And even if you're a casual fan, for the cheap prices it goes for, you'll be intrigued enough to not regret your purchase.
Closure video 1 is a collection of all of their videos up to the point this was released, including some bonus live material that was Eraser, another version of Wish, and Hurt without David Bowie. The way the whole thing is put together is pretty cool. The best part is that none of the videos are censored, either. The second VHS is a short documentary of NIN's '94-'98 Self-Destruct tour. The concert footage is Pinion, Terrible Lie, Piggy, Down In It, March of the Pigs, The Only Time, Wish, Hurt, and Something I Can Never Have. In between each song there is backstage footage and some short clips of them playing at Woodstock '95 and other venues. A lot of it is pretty funny, especially the part where Trent, Robin, Charlie, Jerome, Danny, and some of their crew and friends are seeing who can knock a cord phone (not sure if that's what it is but I don't know what else it could be) off a cord it's hanging by (Trent wins). Like And All That Could Have Been and Beside You In Time, the footage is taken from various concerts (especially on this one, since it's all taken from '94 to '98). The concert is great, as Trent shows off how maniacal of a showman he was back in his youthful days: trashing instruments, throwing his bandmates everywhere and sending them to the ER, etc. The songs are also played perfectly, with virtually no errors.
Now, in all fairness, it definitely has its share of flaws. The footage is grainy, sometime REALLY grainy, especially on Piggy, Hurt (with David Bowie), and on interview with Trent talking about his Woodstock performance. The rest is better, but not by a whole lot. Also, on And All That Could Have Been and Beside You In Time, the quick outfit changes are obvious, as they are on this one, but unlike the aforementioned DVDs, on Closure, sometimes the transition between scenes gets kind of awkward. For example, on Down In It, when the scene changes from Trent to Danny singing "Rain rain go away, come again some other day," it cuts into "Come again some other day" with a noticeable switch in the notes everyone is playing. This seems like a very foolish mistake if you ask me. Lastly, I wish there could have been more than 8 live songs (11 if you include Eraser, Wish and Hurt on the second video, even though the last 2 are already included on the concert part). I mean, there just could have been so much more....
Nonetheless, Closure is an great video set, and no NIN collection is complete without it. It falls just a little short of perfectly documenting the Self Destruct Tour, which is why I had to dock off 1 star, but that's still only a minor flaw. And as for the DVD version of Closure that Trent made of this. Don't bother waiting around for it. There are too many legal problems with his former manager (who, if you ask me, is just pissed that Trent beat him in court after he selfishly kept millions of dollars that rightfully belonged to Trent), so it won't happen. However, you can find most of the bonus material that was on the aforementioned unreleased DVD on Youtube, including the infamous Broken movie (a disgusting masterpiece, by the way).
So, yeah, just buy this and don't wait a second more for its release on DVD, which will never happen.
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