Alice in Chains-Music Bank: The Videos (1999)
Main Menu Introduction
Main Menu Audio & Animation
|Year Of Production||1999|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||None Given|
|RPI||$24.95||Music||Alice In Chains|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||
English Linear PCM 48/16 2.0 (1536Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||Yes|
Alice In Chains were first signed to Columbia Records in 1989 after being together for a mere two years. Renowned for their live shows, Alice In Chains toured prolifically, often along with the bands mentioned above. Not only did they tour frequently, they released numerous albums during the 90s, the first of which, Facelift, went gold in September 1991. Since then, the band has never looked back. Since 1999 the band has been on an open-ended hiatus and are not yet planning a reunion.
To ensure the continuing success of Alice In Chains, Columbia Records released the Music Bank in late 1999. Consisting of a mammoth collection of 48 songs spread over 4 discs, the Music Bank is considered by many to be the definitive collection of Heavy Metal music. Music Bank - The Videos is a collection of 17 of the best music videos taken from the Music Bank collection.
Music Bank - The Videos is an excellent collection of videos from Alice In Chains, a must-have for fans of the band. Although not truly a fan, I do like Heavy Metal music, and this DVD was quite enjoyable for me.
|1. We Die Young (Seattle Version)|
2. We Die Young
3. Man in the Box
4. Sea of Sorrow
6. Them Bones
7. Angry Chair
9. What the Hell Have I
|10. Down in A Hole|
11. No Excuses
12. I Stay Away
14. Heaven Beside You
16. Over Now (MTV Unplugged)
17. Get Born Again
All bar one of the music videos are presented at an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
In general, sharpness was quite good although some of the early tracks were quite soft. Again, it is difficult to blame the transfer for any problems as music videos vary hugely in quality. Shadow detail was acceptable throughout.
Colour was well saturated throughout with no noticeable problems.
There were no MPEG artefacts or film-to-video artefacts throughout.
There are no subtitles presented on this DVD.
This disc is single layered.
The audio choices consist of a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack at 448Kbps and a Linear PCM 2.0 soundtrack. The 5.1 soundtrack really shines with a very aggressive musical presentation befitting the heavy metal genre.
Audio sync seemed acceptable, although there were a couple of tracks that were not quite right. It is hard to say if the transfer is to blamed, or the recording.
The surrounds were used extensively to support the music. The 5.1 mix is quite good although there have been better. I found the percussion in the surround channels a little over-the-top.
The subwoofer is used extensively to support kick drums and bass guitar.
|Surround Channel Use|
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The video quality is acceptable
The audio quality is good.
The extras are very limited.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-535, using S-Video output|
|Display||RCA 80cm. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Onkyo TX-DS787, THX Select|
|Speakers||All matching Vifa Drivers: centre 2x6.5" + 1" tweeter (d'appolito); fronts and rears 6.5" + 1" tweeter; centre rear 5" + 1" tweeter; sub 10" (150WRMS)|