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- English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
- English: Linear PCM Stereo
- Photo gallery
- Animated menus
- 7 Music video
- Behind the scenes footage
- 2 Awards/Nominations - Stellar and Drive
- Interactive game
|Incubus - Volume 2|
|Sony Music Video/Sony BMG .
R4 . COLOR . 150 mins .
M15+ . PAL
Let's cut straight to the chase here before we go any further - if youíre an Incubus fan and you havenít already got this disc then you should read what's below very quickly, put on your running shoes, and make your way out to the nearest store. This massive disc is fantastic value and your video collection is lacking without its addition.
After a couple of years in the making, Incubus have drawn upon their two hit records (S.C.I.E.N.C.E and the more radio-friendly Make Yourself) to create an absolutely huge disc which contains endless menus of nothing but quality footage and extras. Iím sure that anyone who hasnít been living under a rock the past 12 months has heard of Incubus and their hit songs I Miss You, Pardon Me, and the chart topping Drive. However these few singles are but a small part of this mammoth DVD collection which includes not one, not two, but three live concert performances, an exceptional number of extensive behind the scenes snippets and backstage peeks, as well as unplugged performances, videos for all the aforementioned singles plus many more, and a hilarious Mad TV rendition of Pardon Me. Oh, and donít let me forget the photo gallery, discography, makings of Stellar and Drive, or the two easter eggs, which are well worth hunting for.
I warned you, this disc is packed to the brim with musical-goodness and is a MUST have for any Incubus fan. A worthy note to add is that this disc is volume 2 (also known as When Incubus Attacks Volume 2) and contains only songs from their S.C.I.E.N.C.E and Make Yourself albums. Sadly enough youíll have to run out and buy their Morning View Sessions DVD upon its release for songs off their newest album, which include the hits Wish You Were Here, Nice To Know You, Blood on the Ground and Mexico. If this current disc is any measure to go by then Incubusí third DVD is set to be another must-have, a title that this little reviewer is anxiously waiting to get his hands on.
When It Comes
A Certain Shade of Green
Pardon Me (Video Clip)
Take Me To Your Leader (Video Clip)
Stellar (Video Clip)
Drive (Video Clip)
I Miss You (Video Clip)
Summer Rommance (Video Clip)
Magic Medicine (Live at Metro Cabaret)
A Certain Shade of Green (Live at Metro Cabaret)
Idiot Box (Live at Metro Cabaret)
Glass (Live at Metro Cabaret)
Pardon Me (live on Mad TV)
A Certain Shade of Green (Unplugged)
The Warmth (Unplugged)
Summer Rommance (Unplugged)
Due to the extensive range of footage contained on this little golden disc, the video quality tends to vary to great extremes. Some of the older film clips that date back before their big hits are generally of a poorer quality. Take Me To Your Leader, for example, is the cheapest looking film clip on this disc being recorded on a Handycam I would assume, but luckily for us it is funny and entertaining enough that the bad colours and terrible grain can be ignored.
The live footage has that typical live feeling to it, with poor lighting causing over-saturation, grain and a general lack of clarity, but this is nothing out of the ordinary and is just one of those things that 95% of all concert-to-video transfers suffer from. Anything of more recent days, including the acoustic performances and film clips, looks brilliant. Colours are spot on, the detail is sharp and crisp and artefacts of all varieties are rare if not non-existent.
The audio on the other hand is entirely of a high standard. Even the shaky live performances and the older/poorer looking film clips sound fantastic and have been mastered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCM Stereo, although be warned, some of the film clips are still only in the originally released Dolby Digital 2.0 instead of 5.1. The quality overall is very high and lacks any major faults to speak of, a fantastic transfer.
The entire package is presented with exciting and interesting animated menus, the track-listing is huge and the transfer qualities are high. The extras have all been mentioned in the above section of the review as this disc really lacks a single Ďfeatureí and is instead a huge package of many extras that in total provide a full and comprehensive collection of anything and everything a loyal Incubus fan could want. So, what are you waiting for? Get those running shoes on and go get it!
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|"One massive package that provides a full and comprehensive collection of anything and everything a loyal Incubus fan could want."|
- Nathan Clark
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