Like Sound and Vision, this DVD is hardly essential viewing. It really is for Bowiephiles only.
Pros of the DVD...
1) Some good speakers including John "Hutch" Hutchinson and John Cambridge.
2) Some interesting stories from 'real' school friends.
3) Guests like John Peel and Ann Nightingale put their two penneth in.
Cons of the DVD
1) The most annoying thing is there is no Bowie material on here at all. Even the backing music is from some 6th Form band playing quasi-Bowie rifts which are simply awful. It is sub lift music.
2) The DVD seems to be dominated by an unknown reporter from "Record Collector" He is so insignificant I can not even recall his name. He has no place in the Bowie story yet harps on and on as if he is the bone fide authority. He sits next to a cheap stereo and has this smug smile omnipresent throughout.
3) Sian Jones, the narrator, states after the introduction of "The Man Who Sold The World", Bowie's album "Space ODDESSY". Surely the editors should have picked up on this. Especially as it the word ODDITY is mentioned beforehand.
Overall not bad but not particularly good either. May I suggest any book post 1996 for a better picture of Bowie. "Strange Fascination" and/or "Loving the Alien" are excellent. For a more detailed read on early work read "The Pitt Report"
On a final thought. It is documentaries like these that show what a good looking chap Mr. Bowie is. Fair enough he is a millionaire and may have had a Botox or two. But given his dabblings with drugs et al, compare him to all the speakers on here. Is it me or do they all look like slightly rotund London Taxi Drivers?