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2.0 out of 5 stars
Not Worth the Wait, May 6 2012
After hearing about this 2 years ago, I was psyched to watch a Ministry biography. It finally came out this spring, and after pre-ordering and watching this movie immediately after receiving it, I must say I was somewhat disappointed. Some of the back stage footage was previously available on the Sphinctour Live Concert DVD,(which is highly recommended, btw) which isn't cool. This movie does not attempt to chronicle Al Jourgensen's life, nor does it tell the story of Ministry. For the most part, it is back stage footage, as well as some decent interview scenes from the likes of Trent Reznor, Lemmy and a somewhat (extremely) disturbed Jesus Lizard front man David Yow.
Also included in the dvd package is a brand new recording from ex-Ministry bass player, programmer (and 2nd in command) Paul Barker, which makes absolutely no sense, as he left the band in 2003. I can't tell you how good or bad this cd is, because I haven't listened to it yet, and may never, as I am so indifferent to it.
I had high expectations for this movie and am left wanting more. More of Al's story and also more fidelity.
I should mention that this dvd was produced on a low budget, and doesn't look or sound very good at all. I think it only has a 2.0 Soundtrack, and it sounded pretty bad the first time around. As for the video, as you can imagine, a lot of b & w and poor quality video footage.
All is all this is a missed opportunity for a great Ministry bio-pic that could have been, and that the hardcore fans deserved.