Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Rage Against The Machine

4.6 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jan 05, 1999)
"Please retry"
1
$199.98 $2.85

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Editorial Reviews

DVD. Live fr. Reading, Pink Pop, & Rock an' Ream fests. Ne ver-before-seen live trks: People Of the Sun, Bulls On Parade, more, + uncensored clips: Killing In the Name, more. Also performance fr. BBC's Late Show. 80 min. W/ audio only trk of The G

Special Features

  • Songs Include: Vietnow, People Of The Sun, Bulls On Parade, Bullet In The Head, Zapata's Blood, Know Your Enemy, Bombtrack, Tire Me, Killing In The Name, Freedom, Bulls On Parade, Memory Of The Dead (Land And Liberty), The Ghost Of Tom Joad
  • Instant Chapter Access o Songs
  • Reading List
  • List Of Contacts
  • Bonus Audio Track of "The Ghost of Tom Joad"

Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Explicit Lyrics, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Sony Legacy
  • DVD Release Date: January 5, 1999
  • Run Time: 196 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305019703
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,462 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Jason Robey on May 19, 2003
If you never had a chance to see Rage Against the Machine live, you really missed out. There was a time when Zach de la Rocha was the most frightening performer in the land. I caught them twice in '93, just as they were hitting - the shows were incendiary. Zach was wrath in the flesh, a live wire, ready to strike at any moment with unbridled fury. The pit was as wild as any I've ever experienced (I almost had a tooth knocked out!)
I saw them once again in 1999 during "The Battle of Los Angeles" tour. The band was much tighter, and Zach got down, but I felt like they had lost much of their menacing edge. Still, they were absolutely captivating.
This DVD captures Rage somewhere in between these two states. Most of the performances are from 1996/1997, their "Evil Empire" tour, with the exception of a couple from 1994 (pre-"Evil Empire"). Zach comes off as monstrous in '94, and more human in 1996/1997. Throughout, his intensity is at peak, especially on "Freedom" and "Tire Me" where he just goes absolutely nuts. It will give you shivers. Tom Morello is an extraordinary guitar player and is fascinating to watch as well.
The live stuff is the reason to get this, but they've also included six music videos as a bonus. The early videos, like "Killing in the Name", are so poorly dubbed and low budget that they're almost painful to watch. The later videos border on jaw dropping they're so good (my favorite is "Bulls on Parade".)
Unfortunately the special features are a little bland. One, for example, is a reading list. Another is a list of non-profit organizations that the band supports. Noble, sure, but both are already available on the Rage web site, where they are more legible.
Read more ›
Comment 47 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
In case you didn't already know, this isn't just one full concert. It's several live performances, and several music videos. There are also clips of the lead singer narrating over what looks like clips of confrontations and injustices throughout history. Now, of course this just may seem a little random and head-ache inducing. Don't get me wrong, at times it is. But it's all very well compensated for during the absolutely amazing live shows.
Considering this package was originally released in 1997, don't expect any new hits to be on this ("Testify", "Renegades of Funk") rather your old favorites ("Bulls on Parade", "Killing in the Name" preceded by a hilarious introduction). The performances are all supercharged. Every member of the band puts every last bit of their energy into every song. It's like it's the last time they're ever performing as a group. Wait till you hear "Bulls on Parade". The way they do it is phenomenal. Even if you're not a huge Rage fan, you'll still be knocked on your butt by these amazing performances. These are some of the best live performances available on DVD.
The second half of the DVD is music videos for most of the songs that are featured in the live portion. Each music video is unique in its own way, even though they are a little disturbing at times. If you've ever seen one of their videos before, you know that they have strong political messages to them. It may seem that they're just a bunch of anarchists who want to brainwash you (much like Tyler Durden from "Fight Club"). But if you've never seen one before, you're in for a treat. And we'll leave it with what I've already said.
Now for the technical aspects of the disc. First off: the video transfer. Since almost each performance is shot separately, some spots are better than others.
Read more ›
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This was one of the first DVD's I bought. I had it on VHS and loved it, this version is even better. If your an old school RATM fan and have liked them since the beginning like me, the you'll love this on DVD or video. It gives a great sense (if turned up REAL LOUD) of what it's like to see Rage live. With a mix of older & newer footage of the band at it's hardcore best. The festival shots give a good appreciation of the popularity of this, still somewhat underground group. The footage in some sets may seem shot poorly but this is done on purpose to enhance viewing pleasure, with the sound still brilliant. This DVD format gives options to skip tracks, have lyrics (for those who don't know them) and other standard DVD features. And if this wasn't enough, all the Rage video clips from R.A.T.M. & Evil Empire are included. So all fans, new or not, young & old, buy this DVD and you WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED! . Also check out Rage's CD's - R.A.T.M., Evil Empire & The Battle Of Los Angeles in the MUSIC section. Rock on! .
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I have this in regular VHS, so I'm sure the DVD version is even better. The intensity of the music is unbeliveable and the political nature of the songs should (must) be appreciated by those of us that can see what is really happenning here in our country. I'm 55 and don't even like this kind of music, but will buy the DVD of this music.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on January 3, 2002
I must first say that it was a travesty for a groundbreaking band such as RATM to break up, but all good things come to and end and there name and music will always be remembered. This video and DvD is at the top of the scale when it comes to capturing live footage and the views of a band as important as Rage. The closest thing to seeing RATM in concert would definately be buying this dvd for it captures the true feeling and presence of what a band such as this can only create.This DVD will undoubtably be a collectors item so grab it while you can. The audio is great with the rumble of Tim's bass Tom's guitar Brad's Drums and the unntouchable vocals of front man Zack Dela Rocha. This is a must buy for new and old school rage fans. Turn your systems up and play this dvd loud and you will experience the true meaning of a hard rock band.Enjoy.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: andy shows tv, robot movies