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  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: ja
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DBJDL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,124 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Simon Harper on 10 Sept. 2007
Format: DVD
Looking at this film thirty years after it was made, the first thing that hits you is how much bolder film makers and musicians were then. Even with all the technical advances that have taken place since 1972, no-one would dare to make a film like this now, even if they could get the financial backing.

The original version of the film (which features as an extra on this DVD) is superb. The rather dated cinematography only adds to the period atmosphere and the audacious concept of playing a live concert in the empty amphitheatre at Pompeii with just the film crew there is just perfect for early Pink Floyd music and makes most other "performance" films seem pretty tame by comparison.

The director's cut is a disappointment. The newly created footage is incongruous and irrelevant. The clips of the Abbey Road studios during the recording of Dark Side of the Moon are interesting but only serve to break the flow of the Pompeii performance. They should be available separately.

Other extras are OK but it is the original film that makes this a crucial purchace for all Pink Floyd fans and fans of rock cinema.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Aug. 2005
Format: DVD
Floyd at their best. The now classic performance at the Pompeii amphitheater certainly is one of the highlights of Floyd's career. I have had the video for years (becoming pretty worn out) so I was really pleased with a DVD release. The 'directors cuts' is somewhat ... well, let's say surprising, but when listening to the interview it makes more sense.
And for the hard core purists, there's also the original movie included :-)
Very much recommended!!!!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I can't believe people are moaning about this. Perhaps it is after the Apocalypse Now Redux, which they have now re-released in the original format on DVD, producers seem to have finally realised most people just want the original version that they know and love. So on this DVD they have given us BOTH versions and if you are watching the Directors Cut and get bored with the interview part press the 'step forward' button and it takes you straight to the beginning of the next song. Perfect! Well done! Thank you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Turner on 21 Jun. 2009
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I bought this film on VHS some 25 years ago and now I've finally laid that to rest after investing in this top quality DVD release. The only fly in the ointment is the dreadful 'Directors Cut' version which had me asking 'WHY?' numerous times whilst viewing it. It might appeal to some, but for me it's a bit like painting a smile on the Mona Lisa face and was totally unnecessary. After all if something isn't broken, then why try to fix it? But don't despair as the original 1971 film version is on there, even though you have to go into the 'Extras' to locate it and it really should have been the default version. Either way it's worth buying, although I'd have thrown it at 'The Wall' had the original version not been present.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GNeumann on 5 April 2013
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Nice to revisit this "concert", was the first visual thing I ever watched by the Floyd back in the '80's, though even then it looked from a different era. The Director's Cut is mostly awful ,as mentioned, the whole computer graphics of Voyager going through the solar system etc.., is pants, so grateful there is the original version on the DVD.

However, it's worth buying just for Gilmour's guitar solo on Echoes, though it's all very dated now. Only one track is unwatchable; "Mademoiselle Nobs" which is a blues riff with Waters on Gilmour's guitar and Gilmour playing the harmonica and a stupid mutt howling into a microphone. Fast Forwarded it in the '80's, now at least I can get past this rubbish quicker with the DVD..

Would really, really love to have a BluRay version of this as I can't help feeling that my original taped off the tele VHS version and CRT TV from the 1980's had a better quality then our 21st Century LED flatscreen and DVD player....Hmmmmm....
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Feb. 2004
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I have to admit it is a very good DVD. I only recently got into Pink Floyd, and having read some reviews here i opted to watch the original version first before the directors cut. You have to bear in mind that the directors cut was not supposed to be a REPLACEMENT for the original, just a sort of, different version. So dont get too angry about it as the original is still there and the picture and sound quality is definately good bearing in mind the fact that its pretty old film!
My main problem was the complete obsession the camera seems to have with Nick Mason, the drummer. 3 quarters of the film must be focussed on him, and there is very little of Dave Gilmour at all which is unfortunate! Thus the DVD is not brilliant for this reason of the over-focus of drums which eventually just gets boring to watch. A little variety would have been nice (I would listen to the albums if i just wanted to HEAR it!)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Feb. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
If you like the earlier Pink Floyd, before Roger Waters politicised the band, then this video is a must. Shot before the release of the hugely successful "Dark side of the moon" at the amphitheatre of the ancient city of Pompeii, the band performs some of the greatest music they have written. Songs such as Echoes, Careful with that axe Eugene, Set the controls for the heart of the sun, One of these days (I'm going to cut you into little pieces) etc. My only (slight) criticism is that although the setting of ancient Pompeii is an excellent venue, it would have been better performed at the site of the pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt.
The film also portrays the band in a series of interviews and also shows the making of Dark side of the moon.
If you're a Pink Floyd fan, this is a welcome addition to your music/video portfolio, but if you're an early Floyd fan, then this film is a must!
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