Having owned the VHS version for many years and many other live Dio dvds I think this is superior!
The first gig I ever saw was Dio on the UK leg of this tour so to see and hear the experience in high quality brings back many memories!!
Considering it's taken from 16mm film the quality is superb,especially the sound,clear as crystal Craig Goldy's guitar playing in particular benefits.the master's voice itself Ronnie James Dio is fantastic,the best voice ever heard in rock and metal he take you on journeys with his melodies and lyrics.Of course it's slightly dated with all musicians having individual solo efforts-Claude Schnell keyboard solo even!
You don't see rocks shows like this anymore-Iron Maiden aside-with spectacular lasers and pyros,but with Dio we get the added treat of a 12ft Dragon,sadly it doesn't breathe fire ,and is too easily defeated by Ronnie lol. The show is far from nostalgia though ,the band are tight and highlights are songs like Sacred Heart,the storming encore of We Rock and the Black Sabbath medley of Heaven and Hell fused with Last in Line.
The best line up of Dio,who only lasted one more album together, so this serves as the band in it's peak,Ronnie Dio will remain in rock fans hearts for ever and there will never be another singer as good. Not the oldest performance of Dio on video but I think the best.