Don't get me wrong this is a great show and the boys are in fine form. NIN fans will be in their glory as Trent Reznor damn near makes your ears bleed and the sound and picture quality is simply awesome. Filmed during the North American tour in 2006 it's also complete in terms of song selection and the price is reasonable. However if you're looking for some insight into the band, interviews or backstage footage it just isn't here. The concert has also been filmed from a distance which wasn't really what I had in mind when I bought this. Instead of actually seeing Trent, Josh, Alessandro or Jordie performing for most of the DVD you get a really long shot of a small blurry person on stage and a bunch of waving arms and heads covering the bottom half of the TV screen.
Occasionally someone will crowd surf past obscuring things even more. The picture quality although great is dark, grainy and smoky. Towards the end of the concert a giant gauze screen comes down and covers the stage entirely then we get to see pictures of amoebas, random animals and world atrocities but again No Band.
The extras aren't much better in terms of insight just footage of the band rehearsing in 2005; Everyday Is Exactly The Same and Love Is Not Enough. We also get a couple of music videos; The Hand That Feeds and Only and a stills gallery shot during the performance.
Unless you're a die-hard fan I'm sorry but I can't really recommend this and I know you'll hate me for it. But I bought this hoping to at least see the band perform or possibly speak during an interview or random backstage moment. I didn't expect to once again feel like I've got a bad seat to the show. I've already seen the crowd shots, outstretched arms and tiny man on stage. Maybe we just aren't meant to get close to NIN, maybe they are an enigma.