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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely transformed on DVD!
This DVD is absolutely superb - well deserving the five stars. They've taken a fuzzy, muffled, pan and scan, 20 year old film and just completely transformed it. The picture is razor sharp, and in Widescreen for the first time ever. The all important sound - the main device for progressing the narrative, has been converted into Dolby Digital 5.1 using the original...
Published on 15 Jan. 2001 by Jason Humphries

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3.0 out of 5 stars Bob Geldof At His Worst
Pink floyds simply stunning 'The Wall' is brought to its knees by the totally unbelievably lacklustre performance by Bob Geldof in the role of Pink. Simply dreadful and only given the high score of three stars because I couldn't possibly hate anything Floyd did.
Published 21 months ago by Mr. Michael Nunley


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5.0 out of 5 stars At long last! Somthing all Floyd fans must have., 6 April 2000
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For years I have been looking, searching for a widescreen version of the Pink Floyd/Alan Parker/Roger Waters epic The Wall, but to no avail. Finally this DVD comes along.
This may not be the most cheery of films, but it is most certainly one of the most involving. Not only do you watch the film, you feel almost part of it. This DVD is quite simply stunning. From the crystal clear images and sounds, to the beutiful menus with Floyd sound bytes from a number of albums creating the perfect atmosphere.
Not only all of this but the viewer can find out about the story behind it's making. Alan Parker describes the time that the movie was sreened using a full concert sound system, to be honest this is how it sould be viewed. If you think you have it up too loud, turn it up, keep going till the hairs on the back of your neck prick up.
To sum this DVD up in one word is an injustice. Stunning is not nearly broad enough. None of us will ever be able to experience The Wall live, I feel that this may be the next best thing that we have.
Buy it, it may be the best thing you have done yet this century.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wall - A definate buy, 8 Aug. 2003
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This review is from: Pink Floyd: The Wall [DVD] [1982] (DVD)
This is the one DVD that everyone must own.It's a story told by the music of Pink Flyd. The music is in Surround Encoded PCM Stereo or Remastered 5.1 Dolby Digital. The DVD also includes The other side of the wall - a 25 min documentary about the making of the film and Retrospective a 45 min documentary with interviews by the Artists. This complete package will satisfy the cult following of this movie
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Pink Floyd fan should be without this DVD, 10 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Pink Floyd: The Wall [DVD] [1982] (DVD)
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You don't need to be a fan of the album to enjoy this, but it helps.
I found the album difficult to understand when it was first released, but it became much clearer when I saw the show in London and finally it all comes together brilliantly with this film. Wonderful visual interpretations and additional tracks to better link the storyline, this is a masterpiece.
This DVD version improves the whole experience again. There are clear improvements in the quality of the picture and the sound track and there are plenty of extras to keep the fans happy.
Pink Floyd have always been self indulgent and Roger Waters has an ego that needs careful handling (something that the excellent director Alan Parker found out a bit too late) and some of the extras are therefore only for die hard fans.
This is an excellent film that has been given another boost. If you liked it on video then buy the DVD - you'll love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ....Buy, Steal, Own!!!, 16 Aug. 2009
Pink Floyd - The Wall (Limited Edition) [DVD] [1982]....What An Amazing Rework........This Slaps The VHS & First Issue DVD Into Next Week......Packed with Extras & A Fold Out Poster, This Digipak Is The Real Deal.......Not Being A Fan of The Original Album, Even The Shoddy Soundtrack Finally Sounds As Raw & Vibrant As The Incredible, " Is There Anybody Out There?" Live Version...............Top Draw Stuff, So Great, I Have 2 Copies...One For Viewing & 1 Still Sealed As An Heirloom...... AAA++++
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An illusionistic master piece, 17 Nov. 2003
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This review is from: Pink Floyd: The Wall [DVD] [1982] (DVD)
This movie is based on the Pink Floyd album 'The Wall'. The concept album The Wall concerns the boy Pink, who lost his father in the war, and how he grows up to be (and turns into) the great rockstar he is.
The Wall is a brilliant movie, but by no means an easy one.
This Art-movie is by no means linear. Furthermore, it is full of flashbacks, and it has disturbing, but also impressive and ground breaking animation sequences.
Because the movie has (virtually) no dialogue, the only 'spoken' reference for the story are the songs. So one should keep close attention when watching this film.
For Pink Floyd fans it is good to know that this film features a few extra songs, as well that some songs are changed a bit to fit the movie better. Examples 'When the Tigers broke free' (new song), Empty Spaces (altered song).
However, not all the songs from the album are also included in this film. Strangely, the song 'Hey you' is absent.
This is a very good visionary, and illusionistic, masterpiece with brilliant songs. This movie can have a great impact.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No dialogue needed................, 6 July 2012
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What can I say about this film that hasn't already been said? It is the only film without dialogue that has moved me to tears, particularly the 'Bring the Boys Back Home' section in the WW2 railway station and 'When the Tigers Broke Free' where we see ''Pink'' as a young boy discover the official notice of his fathers' death in the war which his mother had kept secret from him. Another great aspect of this film is the cartoon sequences by Gerald Scarfe which are quite incredible and tell their own story. As for the music itself, there are a few differences from the original album, including a very different version of 'Mother', 'Empty Spaces' is extended, 'When the Tigers Broke Free' is added to the soundtrack and is now available on the updated version of 'The Final Cut',and Bob Geldof does the vocals on 'In the Flesh'. 'Hey You' is not included in the soundtrack. If the album was a little confusing then this film puts the events past and present into context. There is madness, sadness, despair, and isolation in this film, with just a dash of hope at the end. A fantastic film by director Alan Parker, and it stands alone as the only one of its type. Everybody should see it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant way of portraying "The Wall" CD, 24 Dec. 2007
The movie version of Pink Floyd's brilliant album "The Wall" is an unhappy yet superb one. It follows the life of Pink, a hapless guy who has been building an imaginary wall from the very early days of life. Every bad event in his life is another brick in the wall, hence the famous title.

The film indicates how Pink feels throughout the entire movie and goes into a lot of depth with the songs and their meanings. From "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" to "Waiting For The Worms", all the songs in the movie and the movie itself can send us a serious message about society and how people have social barriers (walls). Pink's case is one example.

Enough said, really. Although the film is quite hard to understand (unless you know the album "The Wall"), this is really enjoyable to watch. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Uncomfortable genius, 16 Sept. 2012
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Bought this film after many years of first watching. I remember it being a bit dull.......and yet watching it a second time many years on, I see it for the genius that is is. Parker captures Walter's crazed genius perfectly. Scarfe's animation is as dark as the film and yet perfectly compliments it. Even Bob Geldof puts in a great performance as Pink. There were so many right decisions with this film- keeping Roger behind the camera, avoiding filming concerts and tempering the music to the pace of the film. Parker expertly knows when to draw the line- although at times this can make for very uncomfortable viewing. The extra's are worthy of Blu Ray.....why isn't this on Blu Ray/ HD anywhere? I'm off now to re-watch Prince in Purple Rain.......
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Problems With Multi-Region DVD players?, 3 Mar. 2000
Excellent film! Excellent quality everything - but the documentary will not play on my Panasonic DVD350 with Paragon conversion - it simply locks up. Have tried a different copy of the DVD disk - same problem. DVD player plays all my other DVDs with no problems - anyone got any ideas?
The commentary track is really annoying - Has Roger seen this film? He keeps saying 'This is the part where..... oh no it isn't' - very annoying! Shame really as it appears Roger dosen't understand the film - or its not important to him - It degrades this excellent work somewhat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars how can you have your pudding if you don't eat your meat, 4 May 2013
I have seen this film (I'm not ashamed to say) in many states of mind including straight so if people think my review is flawed it's not.I am in the opinion this is the best rockamentry video there is fantastic music and good story about a rock star burnt out and going insane if you won't
to watch this film expecting a run of the mill film that's a sit down have a beginning a middle and a end wasn't that lovely well don't watch this film then right bad reviews about a clever piece of work art what ever whant call it so if you like these films I would recommend this film
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