For Laibach fans that haven't seen "A Film From Slovenia", this film offers a unique insight into Laibach's history up until early 1993 (just after their "Kapital" album was released) and runs to just under one hour. The second part of the DVD features live footage from their Occupied Europe Nato Tour, and includes chapter selection so the viewer can jump straight to each song. The footage quality is generally good, keeping in mind the quality of the original recordings, and compression artefacts are neglible. DVD menus and navigation are very straightforward and simple, and there are none of the unskippable adverts, trailers and copyright notices that plague many other commercial DVDs - after a brief Mute ident you're straight into the main menu.
This DVD unfortunately just misses out on the full 5 stars due to the fact that the "A Film From Slovenia" documentary is not quite as good as the almost identical "Bravo" that was released around the same time. In my opinion the "Bravo" film is far superior because the Slovenian narration is much more in keeping with the subject matter; also, the English narration (while fine) is somewhat lacklustre. The editing is also much tighter in "Bravo" - although this means in some cases that the music videos are shorter as a result, the inclusion of the full length versions in the English version means that other parts of the documentary and some live performances have been omitted or cut short.
These (minor) issues aside, the film is nevertheless very interesting and the inclusion of the live tour footage almost certainly makes the DVD worth owning for that aspect alone. Anyone wanting just the music videos might want to take a look at the "Laibach: Videos" DVD also released by Mute.
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