Motley Crue-Lewd, Crued and Tattooed (2000)
Menu Animation & Audio
Featurette-Behind The Scenes At Maximum Rock
Featurette-The Making Of New Tattoo
Music Video-Hell On High Heels
Audio-Only Track-Nobody Knows What It's Like To Be Lonely
Scene Selection Anim & Audio
|Year Of Production||2000|
|RSDL / Flipper||RSDL (54:12)||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,4||Directed By||Dave Diomedi|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Filmed on 5 July 2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lewd, Crued and Tattooed features Motley Crue in concert promoting their new album New Tattoo as part of their Maximum Rock Tour. I can't say that I know too much about Motley Crue, other than I know they have been around for a while (try 20 years) and usually have Tommy Lee as a band member (he is absent from this concert). I sat down with an open mind and cranked up the volume to get the real feeling for this show. I must say I quite enjoyed it (though I'm not too sure what my neighbours thought). The regular band members of Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Mick Mars are joined by Hole drummer Samantha Maloney. Fifteen songs are featured in the actual concert, though the title track from the new album (New Tattoo) is played during the end credits making sixteen songs in the main feature.
There is also a decent selection of extras available which run for over 20 minutes, an example of a pleasing trend on music DVDs.
|1. Kickstart My Heart|
2. Same Ol' Situation
3. Primal Scream
4. Punched In The Teeth By Love
5. Dr Feelgood
6. Home Sweet Home
7. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
8. Piece Of Your Action
|9. Wild Side|
10. Hell On High Heels
11. Looks That Kill
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Live Wire
14. White Punks On Dope
15. Shout At The Devil
The quality of some of the more recent concert releases in terms of the video transfer has certainly improved, with many even sporting widescreen 16x9 enhanced video transfers. This release is no exception with the transfer presented at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and featuring 16x9 enhancement.
Downconverted High Definition broadcast quality video is on offer and as such the overall sharpness is excellent. It does tend to be a little soft on occasion, though this is probably more due to the subdued lighting on those occasions than anything else. The shadow detail is average, but since this isn't the most brightly-lit concert I have seen with the crowd being mostly lost in the gloom, this can be forgiven. There is no grain and no low level noise. Overall, this is an excellent concert video transfer.
The colours aren't exactly vibrant and the lighting rig is certainly not over-the-top. As such, there is little opportunity for the usual concert video problems such as mass oversaturation and bleeding. Overall, a fairly pleasing effort.
I noticed no MPEG artefacts and the transfer is free of aliasing. There is a small amount of moire effect on a couple of guitar frets and background props, but it is so minimal that I wouldn't worry too much about it. There are no other annoying video artefacts.
There are unfortunately no subtitles available.
This is an RSDL formatted disc with the layer change occurring between Looks That Kill and Girls, Girls, Girls at 54:12. Noticeable since the audience is silent for a second, but not disruptive to the flow of the show.
There are two audio tracks available for your enjoyment; an English Dolby Digital 2.0 track and an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track. I listened exclusively to the 5.1 offering and briefly sampled the Dolby Digital 2.0 (which is mastered at a significantly lower level). I have a vast preference for the 5.1 track. It is simply more complete and advances the 'being there' feeling so much more than the stock-standard stereo offering.
Dialogue is mostly clear (Vince Neil does mumble a bit at times). There are no audio sync problems.
The music is what this is all about, and there is plenty on offer. High energy, thumping rock in large doses and this disc doesn't disappoint.
The surrounds are used extensively throughout the 5.1 soundtrack, mostly for audience sounds to really create that 'front-row' feeling. There is also extensive backing singer vocals emanating from the rears during Hell on High Heels.
The subwoofer cops a decent pounding. I checked on it frequently during the show and found it filling in the drum beats on almost all songs.
|Surround Channel Use|
Running for 8:49 minutes this is presented in a mix of full screen and 1.78:1. It is not 16x9 enhanced. It features the band talking about their Maximum Rock tour, highlights of some of the shows and a radio interview. Audio is provided by a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack. A reasonable behind-the-scenes quick peek, showing the band in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Running for 6:41 minutes, this is presented in full screen 1.33:1 and 1.78:1. It is also not 16x9 enhanced. A behind-the-scenes look at the new album that this tour was promoting, New Tattoo.
Running for 4:03 minutes, with audio provided by a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack, this is the animated video for Hell on High Heels. Pretty amusing and suitably politically incorrect, but what were you expecting?
Apparently this is the first song that Motley Crue ever recorded and the track was due to appear on one of the band's remastered albums in 1999, but was misplaced. It has recently been found and is now presented as an audio-only track. Running for 6:30 it is provided through a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack.
Not really biographies, this is simply a one screen advertisement for the band's autobiography aptly titled 'The Dirt'.
Links to the various Motley Crue websites.
The Region 1 disc is identical to the local product. Have to favour ours in that case.
The quality of this disc cannot be faulted. The high definition video is excellent. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack in particular is enveloping and offers some great bass response.
There is a reasonable selection of extras on offer which add some real value to the package and have been put together with some thought.
Recommended for fans without question.
|DVD||Loewe Xemix 5006DD, using RGB output|
|Display||Loewe Calida (84cm). Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||Front - B&W 602S2, Centre - B&W CC6S2, Rear - B&W 601S2, Sub - Energy E:xl S10|