Decent classical concert DVDs are a rarity, but this is one which I think repays repeated viewings. The recording was released on CD by Deutsche Grammophon in 2000, when it garnered fine reviews. Not a first choice for this work on CD, but a compelling version nonetheless.
The performance is very fine, quickish, and gloriously played and recorded in the Abbey of St Florian where Bruckner is buried. The finale is perhaps the most exciting on record. The sound is excellent, bearing in mind the ecclesiastical venue.
The camera (well, eight of them actually) often lingers on the glorious architecture of this magnificent building, but for most of the time Boulez and the VPO are the focus of the viewer.
The image is outstanding, in genuine 1.85:1 widescreen. The case doesn't say if it is anamorphic, but I can't imagine it being better.
There is a 15 minute documentary (in German, but the subtitles are good), which is mainly taken up with an interesting interview with Boulez.
The DVD is PAL only, which I suppose means European R2 and perhaps R4.