Bjork - Greatest Hits
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So, I took the chance and bought the DVD. I'm happy to say that this collection of videos is amazing! The clarity in the picture, the sound, the editing, and the choice of videos is excellent.
Bjork hasn't changed that much. Video #1 (Human Behavior) is so cute and she seems to be really innocent. But in others like "Possibly Maybe", "Play Dead", "Pagan Poetry" and "Hunter"...they are all so different. Bjork never looks the same way twice. She's such a chameleon, and she's really pretty too! I love her facial expressions, which do happen to bring out a hidden beauty about her.
I think my favourite video of all, is the one for "Possibly Maybe". This song in general is so dramatic, and I love the lyrics. The image of her floating in the screen with big hair is so lovely! The way they made her up in 6 different ways, and the lighting effects they used for the background is all really stunning! I love the way they gave her the puffed up hair, when she gets to the "Electric shocks...i love them..." part. Her makeup is so dramatic, and I have never looked at her as an image of beauty until now.
The entire DVD is quite long, considering there are some really short DVDs out there. But this one is perfect. It's like a real long story, and each song is a new chapter.
This is the tracklist and a little thought on each one:
Human Behavior: I like seeing her in a remote scene like this.Read more ›
Looking back on this retrospective, I realize how much the "cute factor" was employed early on. Cute, as in "oh, Bjork looks cute cooking an egg, or look at her eat that slice of watermelon." Not to say that Venus as a Boy or Possibly Maybe were bad videos. The one video that has weathered the worst, in my mind, is Violently Happy. Basically, it's one big euro-trash cliche, by a director that had much greater success with Madonna. I understand the whole insane-asylum concept, but cutting up a teddy bear, and shaving your heard, and clipping Raggedy Ann is too cliched for me.
The first really good video is Army of Me. We must be thankful that this wasn't released post-9/11...I can only think of how the conservative right would have had a field day with this. This was a dark moment in Bjork's life (yes, she b@#^h slapped that reporter). It's interesting how she saves an Asian man...
I can't help but feel that there's a political message there.
Another fantastic video is Isobel, with its sepia tones. Wonderful concept.
From her third album, Joga is kind of a downer, not enough Bjork in there, but Bachelorette and Hunter are superb, especially Hunter, with Bjork unleashing her inner animal. I was blown away the first time I saw it. The main draw from this period, though is All is Full of Love. Someone I know says its disturbing, because underneath our skin we are just bones, not too different from the half-assembled robots in the video.Read more ›
There are 21 breathtaking videos from Debut, Post, Homogenic, Vespertine, and three bonuses (two new songs, one from a movie soundtrack), with the three videos from Vespertine available in 5.1 audio format-a heightened experience, all encased in a gorgeous crystal clear case.
Human Behavior-a cute parody of sorts; giant teddy bear on the loose!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Although I am not a big fan of Bjork's music, her videos have always blown me away. This collection is a must-have for anyone who's remotely interested in creative film making. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by Meinert Hansen
Whether you're a new Bjork listener or a devoted fan, you're going to be pleased. This is one of the best video collections I own. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004 by M. Neal
Bjork is a terrific artist, she is unique and she created in her carreer, a style, a genre ! Everything she tried, became a jewel. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Guiglou
Bjork, like Madonna, is one of the rare artists who really makes the most of the music video medium. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2003 by Douglas King
This is an amazing DVD, it includes almost all the greatest hits of the Iceland's most known and experimental artist ever (just before her new disk Vespertine, released in... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2003 by Cristhian
I'm a big fan of Bjork's music, but had never really seen any of her full videos until a friend showed me this DVD. I had to go out and buy it the same night. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2003 by J. Threadgill
I don't really have much to add here. The other reviews seem to sum up my feeling about this DVD. My only complaint is the lack of attention given to the Main Menu. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2003 by MJ Krom
Bjork has such an independent attitude and style that sets her apart from any other musician of our time. I bought this dvd from a recommendation of a friend. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2003 by Joe Hannon