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Symphony - Alive IV [Digipak]
Symphony - Alive IV [Digipak]
Price: 42.07

5.0 out of 5 stars you wanted the best? guess what? you got it!!, 24 July 2003
The long awaited Alive IV, and comes complete with an orchestra! Sounds familiar, metal and orchestra's. Not as well done as Metallica's effort, with S&M the classical stuff became part of the music, with this, it seems more like a backing band. All the classics are here though, God of Thunder and Do you Love Me stand out. Only listened to it once in it's full length but it sounds like the boys are in great form. One grumble would be the lack of Ace, but this is great without him anyway.


WWE - Rey Mysterio [DVD]
WWE - Rey Mysterio [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rey Mysterio
Offered by BLT-Deals
Price: 7.70

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The nicest man in the WWE, unless your name is Albert., 16 July 2003
This review is from: WWE - Rey Mysterio [DVD] (DVD)
The coolest and most exciting wrestler in the WWE today, and after watching this, probably the nicest and most down to earth with it. You get over an hour of cool, high flying moves, you get to see Rey at home with his family, Rey in hospital having knee surgery and you get to see Rey back where it all began at his old gym. The usual WWE stuff, plenty of footage of Rey's early WCW days, plenty of the last year leading up to WM X9, but strangely, or predictably maybe, a whole five year chunk of footage is missing. Why does this always seem to happen on WWE releases? Nevermind, does't harm the overall product too much. Add to all that, you get about two hours worth of wrestling in the extras to go with it, not bad at all.


St. Anger [Bonus DVD Digipak]
St. Anger [Bonus DVD Digipak]

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow burner...but just watch it light up!!, 16 July 2003
As a long time Metallica fan(15 years, Justice album), I was one of the many who rushed out to get this record on the day of it's release. It's taken me about five weeks to write this because that's how long it took to fully get to grips with it. The other reviewers on here who gave it a poor rating all posted their reviews almost as soon as they got it, ignore them and give it a chance. It is a difficult record to get into, it is uncompromising and it isn't what you would expect. But, when was the last time Metallica ever released anything that wasn't all of those? Isn't that why we love them? I've heard people complain about the lack of guitar solos, so what? Go buy a Joe Satriani record if that's what you want. I thought Metallica was about long, complex tunes with multiple riffs and a drummer who can't keep time. If that's what you want from Metallica, then that's what you'll get. I don't think any track truly stands out as the best, they really are equally as good. Someone said you don't get any of the great riffs like on For Whom The Bell Tolls, did he listen to the beginning of Some Kind Of Monster?
Get this record and keep an open mind, and have a lot of patiance, it took me five weeks! But hurry up though, because the version with the DVD is even better. Enjoy.


WWF: Hollywood Hulk Hogan [DVD]
WWF: Hollywood Hulk Hogan [DVD]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but not quite complete, 15 July 2003
Six hours of the biggest icon in the history of sports entertainment!! What more could anyone ask? Well, you could ask for a bit more actually. Yes, you get the early years, Andre, Iron Sheik, Mr Wonderful, etc. You get the NWO, years, you get the return to the WWE, and it goes full circle to the return of the babyface Hogan at Backlash against Triple H. In the extras you get Andre at WM III, Mr Perfect at Saturday Nights Main Event, Royal Rumble 90, Survivor Series 88(Mega Powers V Mega Bucks), you even get some great promos, getting fit with Mean Gene and making milkshakes with Vince McMahon, and so much more besides. What you don't get however is a good six years of WWF years. What happened? Why does this always happen on WWE DVD's? As someone who got into wrestling around the time of WM IV I was really looking forward to footage of the knockout competition at WM IV. The fued with Macho Man which lead to WM V. The battle with the Warrior which lead to WM VI, and more. Could we not have found room for this in six hours? Instead these events are only touched upon in the extras. We've seen the NWO fights on the NWO DVD, why see them in an almost carbon copy format again? If it hadn't been for this glaring error then we would have had the perfect document of the greatest wrestler's career, a five star DVD and THE essentual WWE DVD. Instead, what we get is another wasted opportunity, shame. When you see the fans at the end worshipping their hero, you have to wonder if this would have been the DVD they would have made. Still, at six hours, worth the money.


WWE - No Way Out 2003 [DVD]
WWE - No Way Out 2003 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Wwe

3.0 out of 5 stars big names, big matchups, why such a let down?, 15 July 2003
This review is from: WWE - No Way Out 2003 [DVD] (DVD)
The list of matches promises a who's who of todays WWE, what is delivered however is nothing more than the usual predictable fare that we're having to become used to from recent WWE ppv's. Rock V Hogan II was never going to match up to the WM X8 match but to fall this far short of the mark was an unforgivable waste. Austin V Bischoff brings us nothing more than the novelty value that we should have expected. It has since transpired that Austins injuries are so sevre that he will probably never wrestle again, if this was always the case, why not just have this match as a promo that just turns ruff, rather than hype it as a billed match? Particulary a match second from top of the card. The Game V Steiner only slightly surpasses the dissapointing mess featuring these two at Royal Rumble, as for the rest of the card, just plain average I'm afraid, with the six man tag being a notable highlight. With the extras, the normal buildups for the Hogan and Austin mathes, a lot of the footage however is featured throughout the main programme. One good extra though is the Rey Mysterio matchup from Heat, I think the push has started to make this man a star over the next twelve months.
Overall, an average if a little dissapointing package with few highlights. Nothing makes this DVD stand out from any other WWE release. A lot of fans will buy just to keep the collection up to date, I can't imagine many casual WWE watchers who sat up to watch the ppv bothering to buy this. If you're new to the scene and looking for a good place to start go for WM X8 instead and see how it should be done. If you're like me and just like to have them all, buy it anyway, because you can.


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