This DVD is absolutely excellent. It's like having your own private guitar teacher teaching you a host of Metallica riffs from 1988-1997 (riffs, licks, fills, & solos, depending on the song, from Enter Sandman, Fuel, Sad But True, Nothing Else Matters, One, Hero of the Day, The Unforgiven, and The Shortest Straw; plus Tuning (standard, 1/2 step down, and 1 full step down) and Metallica guitar techniques including guitar & amp settings).
Each song's riffs are done at normal speed, then slowly explained and shown note-by-note, and then played again at slower than normal speed--all with a split view of the fretboard and the string picking at the bridge so that you can see exactly what is happening at all times. The DVD also has a very good menu.
You can replay any section over and over again--which is very easy with a DVD player--until you get it, and then move on. Although I have the companion music book (with CD)1988-1996 Metallica, which I recommend, a DVD picture is worth a thousand words in showing you HOW something is done. I also have the other DVD in this series: 1983-1988 Metallica, which is just as great as this 1988-1997 Metallica DVD. It too has a companion book (with CD) that you can purchase.
I can't say enough great things about this DVD. I wish Doug Boduch, the guitarist in this DVD, and the production crew would put out a series of these on Van Halen, U2, Def Leppard, ACDC, Joe Satriani, the Smithereens, etc.