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Weird Al Yankovic - Live

4.7 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

This 90 minute DVD features the ebullient Weird Al, live a t the Marin Center in San Rafael, California, on Oct. 2, 19 99. The songs include Gump, and more. The video also inc ludes the clips Running With Scissors & It's All About the Pentiums.

Special Features

  • "The Saga Begins" and "It's All About the Pentiums" Music Videos
  • Bonus films from AL-TV: "Germs and You" and "Crimes of Carelessness"
  • Photo Gallery

Product Details

  • Actors: Weird Al Yankovic
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: 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: Sony Legacy
  • DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004ST9H
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,299 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By A Customer on January 16, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
For those who have not been to a Weird Al concert...this is the closest you can get without actually BEING there. For those who HAVE been to one of his concerts (like myself)...this will be a great reminder of what it was like! Al and his band are top notch professional musicians...and it all comes through on this video! He performes songs from his new album, like "Saga Begins" and "Germs" as well as classics, like "Yoda" and "Dare to Be Stupid". The two videos from his current album "Running With Scissors" - which follow the concert portion of the video - are an added bonus. Taken together...its "Weird Al" at his best...performing live!
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Weird Al Yankovic live, comes off just as fun as one of his movies or songs would. This DVD is a live recording of one of his concerts that he had after the release of his Running with Scissors album.

The best part is that the concert isn't just of the songs that were on that latest album, but full of many of his old favorites that many Weird Al fans have been hooked on for years. Dare to Be Stupid, Amish Paradise, Like a Surgeon as well as newer hits like The Saga Begins and All about the Pentiums.

A few of the songs are interesting to note .. like Yoda for instance which is a song about Luke Skywalkers experiences with Yoda, is sung like you would usually hear it but it suddenly will go into a weird chant that he has done at various times during his concerts. Just out of nowhere he starts to go into it and it's pretty impressive if not wacky to watch the whole band suddenly go into a trance like that. And also a good thing to note is the song the Night Santa Went Crazy has an alternate line that you won't hear in the song recorded on tape (won't give it away but any true Al fan should know already). I also enjoyed his compilation song which was a mixture of a lot of his old songs all in one huge melody. Some of the song would be sung and Al would whip on a new costume to fit the song he is about to sing and go right into it without pausing.

I really can't say enough how great this concert really is. There is even subtitles you can turn on if you want to sing along with it and its just a thrill to see all the people having a great time and all the effort and thought that Al seems to put into putting on the show. I'm surprised they took this long to put his concert onto tape or DVD. It really is one of the best and most fun I have ever watched.
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Format: VHS Tape
Wow, how can you compress a whole Weird Al show into one tape? Well, VH-1 has tried and has come as close as you can without having the bubbles in your hair. (If you say "huh? ", then you haven't been to a Weird Al experience or seen the tape.
Must own for everyone who loves Al.
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By A Customer on December 8, 2000
Format: DVD
This is the single greatest piece of multimedia anyone could ever own! The parodies are simply magnificent, as is Al's performance. Having done some (semi)-professional singing of my own, it's nice to see an artist who actually seems to be enjoying his music and time spent with his enraptured fans, as opposed to one with a pained and/or indifferent expression that conveys he can't wait to get off the stage and back to spending his wads of cash! I have only seen the DVD once at a friend's house (I myself own the VHS and have only watched it about a thousand times) and didn't notice the stoppage at the end of "Teen Spirit", not to say that it isn't there; I simply failed to make note of it. I must comment on the accusation of a lip-synched performance in a previous review, however. Al prides himself on NEVER lip-synching to his own songs. You can tell on some parts of the concert where his voice catches slightly and such, little things that prove it's all real. As for the perfect singing while writhing around, I'll have you know that I was at a Weird Al concert where he wracked himself up on a gate (outdoor theatre) trying to get into the audience for "One More Minute" and he only missed a beat (enough to tell that it was live, but also to prove he has great voice control even while in compromising positions and makes a quick recovery)! Well, I've wasted enough of you're time already; why are you still reading this review instead of filling out the order form? You HAVE to get this DVD (yeah, I'm talking to YOU, buddy). Keep the spirit of Al alive, and don't besmirch his good name with false accusations of (*shudders*) lip-synching. The council rests, Your Honor...
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Format: VHS Tape
If you went to the concert and wondered how well they would be able to catch the show on video, rest assured that this tape is almost as good as the concert. Maybe even a little better if you weren't close enough to see Al's face. If you saw the VH-1 special on TV and wondered if you should spend the money for just a few more songs, SPEND THE MONEY! The video is edited differently from the aired show and shows more of Al's interaction with the audience and how everyone sings along (if you've been to one of his concerts you know what I mean). Performance-wise Al and the band are incredible. Hotspots: It's all about the Pentiums, Amish Paradise, The Night Santa went Crazy, and the surprise ending to Yoda.
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