Motley Crue-Lewd, Crued and Tattooed (2000)

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Released 16-Nov-2001

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Music 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
Biographies-Cast
Web Links
Scene Selection Anim & Audio
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2000
Running Time 76:15
RSDL / Flipper RSDL (54:12) Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 2,4 Directed By Dave Diomedi
Studio
Distributor

Warner Vision
Starring Motley Crue
Case Soft Brackley-Transp
RPI $39.95 Music Motley Crue


Video Audio
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
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    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.

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Track Listing

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

Transfer Quality

Video

    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.

Video Ratings Summary
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Audio

    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.

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Extras

Menu Animation & Audio

Featurette - Behind the Scenes at Maximum Rock

    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.

Featurette - The Making Of New Tattoo

    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.

Music Video - Hell on High Heels

    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?

Audio-Only Track - Nobody Knows What It's Like To Be Lonely

    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.

Biographies-Cast

    Not really biographies, this is simply a one screen advertisement for the band's autobiography aptly titled 'The Dirt'.

Web Links

    Links to the various Motley Crue websites.

Scene Selection Animation & Audio

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    The Region 1 disc is identical to the local product. Have to favour ours in that case.

Summary

    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.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Darren Walters (It's . . . just the vibe . . . of my bio)
Monday, December 31, 2001
Review Equipment
DVDLoewe Xemix 5006DD, using RGB output
DisplayLoewe Calida (84cm). Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationHarmon/Kardon AVR7000.
SpeakersFront - B&W 602S2, Centre - B&W CC6S2, Rear - B&W 601S2, Sub - Energy E:xl S10

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