Fulvue Drive-In.com
Current Reviews
In Stores Soon
In Stores Now
DVD Reviews, SACD Reviews Essays Interviews Contact Us Meet the Staff
An Explanation of Our Rating System Search  
Category:    Home > Reviews > Rock > Pop > Documentary > Concert > Twisted Sister – Live At Wacken: The Reunion (Eagle DVD/CD Set)

Twisted Sister – Live At Wacken: The Reunion (Eagle DVD/CD Set)


Picture: C     Sound: B-     Extras: C-     Main Program: C+



I was never the biggest fan of Twisted Sister, the kind of band that brought in the hair band era and helped kill the Rock genre (along with Bon Jovi’s Pop in bad Rock clothing), but I have to give Dee Snider credit for his energy.  However, even that was not enough to make Live At Wacken: The Reunion involving or interesting, which took place in 2003 in Germany.  The performance has various interviews and vintage footage edited into the body of the show, which actually helps this from becoming monotonous.  Still, this is for fans only.


However, they do play We’re Not Gonna Take It instead of ignoring it as if it ruined them and they never get lazy unlike so many of their current counterparts.  The CD included has some of the same music, but is also has tracks not on the DVD, so fans will really want to get this set.  At least this has the band going out on top instead of being tired and dull, not knowing when to quit while they are ahead.


The 1.33 X 1 image comes from an analog videotape source that has some good color, but is soft, has some limited depth and haloing.  Other flaws include staircasing, aliasing, some video noise, video banding and cross color.  The sound is only here in Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo mixed, while the CD has the standard 16/44.1 PCM 2.0 Stereo, but both are on par with each other showing their age and some compression in all cases.  I can see (and hear) why no DTS mix is included.  Extras include stills and a making of piece.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


 Copyright © MMIII through MMX fulvuedrive-in.com