5.0 out of 5 stars Halford ear Priest on DVD!!!
OK I'll say it right now. I was a little disappointed that this DVD was from the "Turbo" tour. While not as horrible as many people have said, "Turbo" was a substandard JP album. And to make things worse JP decided to glam up their image for this tour. While not on par with the androgynous levels of Poison, Enuff Z Nuff or any of those glam bands,...
Published on May 18 2004 by Romudeth
3.0 out of 5 stars Rush job
The concert was okay, but many of their best songs weren't played: Victim of Changes, Ripper, Tyrant, etc. The Screaming for Vengeance DVD (check Ebay) was WAY better. I personally don't like their radio friendly songs from Turbo or Ram it Down. Judas Priest should never have made videos. For such a great band, the videos (except Painkiller, which was EXCELLENT) came off...
Published on June 20 2004 by D. Kaley
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rush job,
This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)The concert was okay, but many of their best songs weren't played: Victim of Changes, Ripper, Tyrant, etc. The Screaming for Vengeance DVD (check Ebay) was WAY better. I personally don't like their radio friendly songs from Turbo or Ram it Down. Judas Priest should never have made videos. For such a great band, the videos (except Painkiller, which was EXCELLENT) came off as silly- SO bad that they weren't even good. Add a flimsy inner jacket and you get a package that seems like a half hazard rush job. Let's hope they put out a DVD of their Ozzfest tour (with Slayer). That would be truly great!
4.0 out of 5 stars For this low price, it's a sure thing!,
This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)If you like Judas Priest up through Painkiller then buy now. It's got all the videos before Halford left as well as a complete concert from the Turbo tour. Straight up Judas Priest. Maybe not quite their best tour ever, but great music all the same.
4.0 out of 5 stars One For The Fans,
This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)Ok, my appetite is well and truely wet now. When are the re-united Judas Priest touring Australia again? Not soon enough!
I had the Priest Live video, and the CD, and just had to have it on DVD as well. This DVD has the whole concert plus video clips, plus rare TV appearances. What more can a fan want? Only the real thing!
Whilst the concert shows it's age (Rob's mullet hair-do & the others with big hair & aviator shades), and it is not as hard & aggressive as the Priest of late, it is still a great show. Lots of classic Priest songs, mechanical robot arms lifting the band up, pyrotechnics, aaahhh...real metal in it's hey-day.
Whilst nothing all that exciting, the video clips are good fun, and they are a welcome bonus for long time fans. Plus I found some of them (and the rare TV appearances) quite amusing.
Yeah there are some negatives, those being sound quality for some clips and the picture quality. But what can you expect? Remember this was recorded in 1986 and earlier, of course the quality is not going to be as good as DVD's recorded today (Priest Live In London for example). I think they have done the best they can to make the sound and picture quality as good as it can be given the limitations, and it is packed full of stuff that is essential for all true Priest fans at a price that won't break the bank.
In summary, it is one for the fans, so just get it and enjoy, and hopefully see the real deal when you can!
4.0 out of 5 stars perfect for JP fans... but...,
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This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)all of the music videos sound terrible. why didnt the production crew replace it with the CD quality songs. the videos look great but sound like crap. everything is amazing, im glad they included the old TV footage. but it frustrates me to watch the videos. so annoying. minus one point for this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Halford ear Priest on DVD!!!,
This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)OK I'll say it right now. I was a little disappointed that this DVD was from the "Turbo" tour. While not as horrible as many people have said, "Turbo" was a substandard JP album. And to make things worse JP decided to glam up their image for this tour. While not on par with the androgynous levels of Poison, Enuff Z Nuff or any of those glam bands, JP still looked pretty ridiculous.
(I apologize to any Poison or EZN fans but no one can deny the image excesses of those bands)
But at the end of the day this is still PRIEST live so you know you are gonna get a (expletive deleted) amazing, awe inspiring show. Tipton and Downing are one of the best metal guitar teams out there. And what else needs to be said about Halford? The man is what he is called by many....a metal god!
The concert is about 90 minutes long and while I could have done with less "turbo" songs and some more of their real classics, the DVD is highly entertaining and proof that all the praises JP gets thrown at them are warranted.
*A warning, if your DVD player skips at the halfway point of movies (this happens when the laser inside the DVD player reads the second layer of information on a DVD) then prepare yourself for the skip during the first verse of "Sentinel". This was really frustrating because the skip could have been placed at a more appropriate moment not in the middle of a freakin' song!!!
All of JPs music videos (Halford era music videos) are here. JP is a great band and all but these videos were really cheap and cheesy but that is consistent with the era they came from. And let me just add that I'd be lying if I said I didn't get some fun out of them, I am a child of the 80s after all and the nostalgia is definitely there. The best vid on here is the one for "painkiller". It is the least cheesy and the images complement the insanity of the song.
There are also some JP television performances on here. It's really cool to see JP from the rocka rolla/sad wings era. Even back then they ruled. There are other performances too but these are just ok because one can tell that JP are just "lip synching" to the songs.
So there you go. Anyone who likes JP and old school heavy metal are urged to get this.
Make sure you turn this up when playing it for maximum enjoyment!!!
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing I haven't seen before,
This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)I'm disappointed in this DVD. It's a combo of JP live and fuel for fire. The video quality is real bad very bleached out and extremely choppy. I have both JP live and Fuel For Fire on Video tape and they are a nicer copy. Had I known I would not have bought it. It's a real shame, I love the Priest I have all their albums including the "ripper" Albums without Rob.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Priest beast at their hard rockin� best!,
This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)ELECTRIC EYE brings together Priest material never before released in DVD format, an obvious teaser to whet fans' appetites for the reunion album due later this year, this is still an entertaining DVD that works well as both a career retrospective and a time capsule for the band.
First up are the videos from the 1980-90 era. The obvious hits are here- BREAKING THE LAW, LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT & YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMING. Personally, the promo I found the most amusing was the DON'T GO video, especially the scene where Rob in his bondage gear sings the line "I'd do, I'd do anything for you" (apparently) to KK Downing as KK walks through a door & down a hall. Then as KK walks among white rabbits Rob sings the lyrics "Inside out and upside down/ Back to front and all around/Don't you leave me by myself/ I don't like it". Even back in '81 it was apparent Rob was batting for the other team! Please don't mistake my comments as homophobic. A lot of poofs are actually very nice people. In fact one of the biggest shocks of my life was learning that my brother was straight! Drum beat. (OK, I admit I'll never be the next Robin Williams, but I'm still a darn sight funnier than Jonathan Crooks. Feel free to send your complaints to me at email@example.com. I always enjoy a good giggle.)
And now back to the promos:
My personal favourites of the videos are PAINKILLER and LOVE BITES; apparently this song has subliminal messages in it- I played my DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH album backwards and heard someone screaming "You're going to hell you useless imbecile!" Turns out it wasn't the album, but my neighbour yelling at me! Also highly amusing is the video for LOCKED IN from the TURBO album. A conceptual promo which features Rob being kidnapped by gorgeous wild women & placed in bondage on a torture rack. Unfortunately he's not a very convincing actor. Also, if you look carefully at the video you can see KK swatting Rob around the head after he & Glenn release him from the rack!
The TURBO LOVER video is good, very high tech for 1986. My only complaint is they show too much of the skeleton and not enough of the blond (The GIRL!! Not KK! Sheesh!). I also particularly like the video for A TOUCH OF EVIL which features the band taking pot-shots at religious loonies and self-appointed censors (One of my Top Pet Peeves, as the two or three people who regularly read my reviews will know!).
ELECTRIC EYE also includes the 1986 Dallas concert, with Priest in their "glam" phase. Back in the days when KK wore sunglasses & Rob had hair. The concert's pretty good, but personally I think "Priest Live" works better on CD (some of the camera tricks kind of ruin it a bit). Standout tracks include amazing renditions of OUT IN THE COLD & HEADING OUT TO THE HIGHWAY (from the "Turbo" & "Point Of Entry" albums respectively) which give the songs the energy that I personally felt the studio versions lacked. Also among the track list are THE SENTINEL- one of my fave Priest songs, and HELL BENT FOR LEATHER, which doesn't appear on the original sound recording of the show. If I may divert from the review briefly, does anyone know if PETA plonkers still trying to get them to change the song title to HELL BENT FOR PLEATHER? Next thing you know Ozzy will be chewing up heads of CABBAGE onstage!! (Another feeble joke. Me tries me bestest).
And finally some BBC TV performances including Priest miming (yes, MIMING. Ugh) UNITED & TAKE ON THE WORLD on that dreadful show, TOP OF THE TOPS, which I admit, I watched as a kid. I'm not a proud man. Also are Priest's earliest TV performances on THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST in 1975 of ROCKA ROLLA & the brilliant, timeless classic DREAMER DECEIVER. Brilliant though it is, you can still have a good old laugh at Rob with long hair & a scarf, KK in his Stetson, & Glenn and Ian in bell bottoms. Now I can vaguely understand why the PMRC targeted them! Those long-haired hippie hooligans! And while I'm on that subject, it's disappointing to note that the TV performance of "Eat Me Alive" with subtitles isn't on here. I'd crawl over hot coals to be able to see that. And sadly none of the videos from the "Ripper" era are present here either. I've only seen the BURN IN HELL clip, because NZ TV by law is required to program a high quota of asinine drivel by one hit wonders, wannabe "punks" & nu-metal sludge that no one will give two hoots about a decade from now. I think I've rambled enough. ELECTRIC EYE belongs in the collection of every Priest fan, whether you're a long-time devotee or just want an introduction to their music, this DVD is a must. Get off of your lazy keeshter & buy a copy.
5.0 out of 5 stars Judas Priest: Electric Eye,
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This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)WOW! Awesome! Buy it! Can't get much better than this!
2.0 out of 5 stars "Priest Live" + "Priest Videos".....Nothing More.,
This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)I thought this was suppose to be a full set of Judas Priest playing live during their "Screaming For Vengence Tour". It's nothing more than "Priest Live" with some extra MTV videos thrown in....
I already have "Priest Live". This was a waste of money, and the DVD title "Electric Eye" is very deceiving. There is nothing here I haven't seen before. Don't waste your time.....
UP THE IRONS!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, but poor quality control,
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This review is from: Judas Priest - Electric Eye (DVD)The Dolby 5.1 mix of the Live show on this DVD is incredible. Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with the audio on tracks 13-19, namely constant audio dropouts. Amazon sent a replacement, but it had the same problem. Seems to be a problem with the whole production batch. Shame on Sony quality control!
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