I must confessed I was slightly disappointed with technicalities such as sound and picture quality, poor editing, a mess of a selection from any Janis performances that could be grabbed hold of.
BUT - It's Janis. It's raw, emotional, powerful, unique. She makes up for any flaws the DVD itself could easily have overcome. She would still be an inspiration in VHS or bootleg, audio tapes. Here she occasionally glows, occasionally takes your breath away.
It leaves you with a hunger for more (and dare I say it, better) "pieces" of her heart (and Soul) as captured on film.
Overall? A must for Janis fan, an interesting introduction to the "just curious" but a serious let down for the "I didn't know her before, now that I do I feel I don't like her music". Of course in/on my book the latter category is a bit of a lost cause in any case. And when preaching to the already converted this isn't pure magic and sheer expression of her talent. It is still an amazing experience, though.