Like most of the reviewers here, I was blown away by John Cameron Mitchell's performance as Hedwig. Funny, sad, campy, reflective: If anybody had a more electrifying stage or screen presence in 2001, bring 'em on.
I am writing to point out to fans of the movie/CDs that the DVD has a couple of cool features:
1) The show-stopping "Tear Me Down" was filmed live and thus is a different version than both the original off-Broadway cast recording and, for some reason, the movie soundtrack itself. And it rocks, baby.
2) The featurette on the making of Hedwig is worth the price of admission alone. It includes home video of JCM trying out the Hedwig character in a nightclub setting, mounting the musical, how the film version came to be and JCM's successors in the stage production. It is hands down the best making-of feature I have seen on a DVD.