Alice Cooper: Brutally Live (Widescreen)
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Your chance to witness the full theatrical experience of Alice Cooper live in concert including costume changes, make up, the famous guillotine and a werewolf baby. All the classic songs are here on this special DVD for the very first time.
1. Brutal Planet
3. Go to Hell
4. Blow Me a Kiss
5. I'm Eighteen
6. Pick Up the Bones
7. Feed My Frankenstein
8. Wicked Young Man
9. Dead Babies
10. Ballad of Dwight Fry
11. I Love the Dead
12. The Black Widow
13. No More Mr Nice Guy
14. It's Hot Tonight
15. Caught in a Dream
16. It's the Little Things
18. Take it Like a Woman
19. Only Women Bleed
20. You Drive Me Nervous
21. Under My Wheels
22. School's Out
23. Billion Dollar Babies
24. My Generation
26. Gimme (Video)
Shot in London during the 2000 world tour, Brutally Live showcases Alice Cooper doing what he's been doing better than anyone else over the past 25 years: turning a rock concert into a campy theatrical extravaganza. That he's old enough to be almost anyone in the audience's (grand?)father is quite beside the point. For Alice remains one of the few who knows that rock & roll should be fun, even if that means severed heads, gushing blood, and murdered babies. Even the fabled guillotine, from his heyday a quarter-century ago, makes an appearance. Alice also takes a shot at Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Kiss by calling them "my undisciplined children."
Alice and his band rip through 105 minutes of some of his best-known songs, including "I'm 18," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Only Women Bleed," and the immortal anthem "School's Out," along with newer tunes like "Brutal Planet" and "Gimme" (also seen as a bonus video). The concert will surely satisfy Cooper fans, if not win him new ones; the DVD itself is a winner, with bludgeoning DTS and Dolby 5.0 Surround Sound and the choice of alternate camera angles on six of the 25 songs. --Kevin FilipskiSee all Product Description
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Provided you liked the album Brutal Planet, then you will probably like most of the transformations into live versions! Most of them sound pretty good! The classics of Alice are preformed well. Its the songs from "Trash" and "Hey stoopid" like "poison" and "feed my frankinstein" that dont sound good. Its just because on those albums they where edited and mixed so strongly that the live versions dont have that great impact the terrific recorded versions do!
The overall show is pretty good. But it seems to have a few things that just dont go anywhere? I'm not sure what the mechanical beast at the begiing was meant to be about? but it wouldve made more sense if it actualy had somthing to do with the show! And during feed my frankinstein it wouldve been great to see Alice actualy contruct one with his magic tricks like he did years ago with "Teenage Frankinstein".
Overall the show is great music wise. But not so great theatrical wise! The bonus feature is just the video clip to "gimmie" which isnt all that worthwhile, but it would have been if theyd added a few more from the BP album! The alternate camera angles arnt worth looking at, unless your a fan of Alice and are obsessed enough to wanna watch his every move on stage, then the camera angles might be worth it for you?
I dont recomend you pay too much for this DVD. It is a good show music wise, like i said, but not theatricale wise. I hope Alice brings back his great stage perfromances he has been known to do over the years back on the next tour! And on the next DVD.
The stage show for the tour is Alice's usual combo of hi-tech and tack.
There are 25 tracks on this DVD, several of which the viewer can use alternate camera angles. The set list is OK- 7 BRUTAL PLANET cuts plus classics like POISON, NO MORE MR. NICE GUY and ONLY WOMEN BLEED , plus DEAD BABIES, IT'S HOT TONIGHT from the LACE AND WHISKEY album and a cover of The Who's MY GENERATION- and during the show Alice is wearing a t-shirt which says "Britney Wants Me... DEAD". Marilyn Manson needs to get a sense of humor if he wants to stick around as long as Alice has.
Sure, artists like Manson and Slipknot may be stealing some of Alice's thunder in the shock stakes; but even though Alice is one of metal's elder statesmen he can still teach these young whipper snappers a thing or two about true showmanship and PURE ENTERTAINMENT.
Special highlights include PICK UP THE BONES; a song inspired by a news item on Kosovo, which is even more chilling live, Eric Singer's brilliant drum solo with flaming sticks and Alice referring to Manson, Ozzy and Kiss as "My undisciplined children" when he sees some of the audience in Manson t-shirts. How cool is that? Also part of the show is Alice's (very cute) daughter Calico in dual roles as a "Whip dancer" and also as the nurse who does the honors during DWIGHT FRYE. I'll bet there aren't many kids who can say they get to put their Dad in a strait-jacket every night! DVD extras include a weblink and the video for GIMME.
I would like to point out that the production of this video is excellent. The video portion gives you two angles, but that is not what sells me on this DVD, it's the quality, just great! The audio portion is well done also. It gives you the feeling of being in the front row. Put this DVD to a big screen tv and a good sound system, and you are there!
I just attended an Alice Cooper concert in Cincinnati last night. It was pretty much the same as what is on the Brutally Live DVD with a few exceptions. A few of his newer songs off of the Dragontown disc had been added in place of some others.
I must say that I think that the Brutally Live DVD is better than the live show I saw. Don't get me wrong, the man and his band put on a hell of a performance, but the sound in the theater was not as good as what I get from the DVD.
In summary, if you get a chance to see Alice live, do it by all means. Then buy this DVD to enjoy when you can't see him live. In either case it's entertainment money well spent.
Now, as for the show. The show was great! Of course you have to be expecting an Alice Cooper show, not the typical run-of-the-mill rock concerts they have these days. This show wasn't as theatrical as Alice's Welcome to my Nightmare, but there was still a common theme/story being told throughout the entire show. Think of it as a play, or some reasonable facimalty thereof; it's not just four fat guys on stage making a lot of noise and swearing at the croud. I've compared this to my Metallica Cunning Stunts Live show DVD, and there really is no comparison. Alice puts on a performance while other bands are just there, they really don't do anything accept walk around the stage. Alice has props, blood, costumes, babies, a couple of actors, swords, and that damn guillotine. The songs range the full 30 plus years of Alice's career. It's great to hear all the different styles of rock he went through. Several of his songs were chopped and tied together in some manner in order to tell a particular part of the story.Read more ›
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I never cared for Alice Cooper until I saw him in concert in 2011. I love his stage show and his sound. So I began buying DVDs and Blu Rays of him. Read morePublished on May 22 2014 by dpil
The Intro looks like they ripped apart DIO, and placed him on an Animatronic device.
An amazing concert, and Eric Singer is seriously superb. Read more
Once again Alice Cooper has rocked music lovers and concertgoers in another world tour. Brutally Live is a mix of new Alice material blended perfectly with the classic Alice that... Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003 by Jason Buck
If you have an RCA model# RC5231Z DVD player don't buy it 'cause this DVD player reads a recording error the disc has and it will freez after the great fired up drum solo then it... Read morePublished on April 13 2003 by LUIS ORTIZ
Before Ozzy, Before Kiss, Before Rob Zombie, Before Marlyin Manson, There was only one true KING of Shock Rock and that was Alice Cooper. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2002 by Ricky
No lip synching or guitar synching here!
The movie filming is pretty good at giving you both
Alice as well as both hands of the guitar players. Read more
I was lucky enough to be on the front row when he came to Mississippi. This concert just blew me away! Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2002 by Anna Smith
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