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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
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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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The music was good but not played out very well I remembered it better than film actually was wish I had just bought the a cd
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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely transformed on DVD!, 15 Jan 2001
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Jason Humphries (LA, USA) - See all my reviews
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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 mastertapes. Hooked up through a hi-fi or through a surround sound system it just blows you away.
It's just how The Wall was meant to be watched - but the technology didn't exist to do it justice. But with the advent of home cinema systems this DVD just brings the film to life.
What tops it all off for me are the special features included on the disc - which are so numerous it puts other DVD's to shame. Documentaries, music videos, unreleased footage of the film, interviews, trailers, sound set-up sections - it's got it all.
If you've got The Wall on video and can't see the point in upgrading - ignore those voices and buy this DVD! The transformation from VHS to DVD really is amazing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I was really surprised!, 8 Jan 2008
This review is from: Pink Floyd - The Wall [DVD] [1982] (DVD)
Memory told me this was a dissappointment, many criticise Geldorf's performance - well what else was he supposed to do except act like a screwed up depressed individual, which I think he did well (no offence Bob - I'm backing you on this). I really enjoyed this film after a break of numerous years, some excellent moments visually and aurally, well packaged, and the soundtrack is to dream for - wonderful sound. I found this a satisfying disc and probably now prefer it to the CD. One gripe - the repackaging suggests that the Limited Edition disc is an improvement on the standard version, it isn't ! They seem to me exactly the same - but the packaging in the Limited Edition is much superior and just about justifies buying it.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly enthralling, 23 July 2005
This review is from: Pink Floyd - The Wall [DVD] [1982] (DVD)
The Wall is a masterpiece that compliments the album immensely regardless of what skeptics may say. The music is true to the Pink Floyd fashion and is in my opinion the best they ever made. The music in the film varies from soft acoustic rock like Mother to all out Rock 'n' Roll pieces like Young Lust. In my opinion you couldn't possibly go wrong with The Wall, cracking film
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Pink Floyd Experience, 12 Sep 2003
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Ophiicus (Norwich) - See all my reviews
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This groundbreaking movie is a mixture of Roger Waters semi-autobiographical account of a rock stars fall into insanity and Gerald Scarfes custom animations. Directed by Alan Parker this is a challenging film which portrays a breakdown with grim realism and sublime surrealism, quite fitting for the subject matter. It is also unusual in that there is no conventional narrative, the soryline being driven by Pink Floyds music. It could be said to be a fusion of an opera and a rock video.
Apparently because Roger Waters thought it would be too hard for him to act out his own fictionalised breakdown (fair enough), it stars Bob Geldof, who plays the part surprisingly well.
It has been regarded as an alegory against totalitarianism and there are strong neofascist scenes which, although portraying the movement in the poor light most would think it deserves, are more intended as a metaphor for the relationship between the central character and his fans, coloured by the fact that "Pink" lost his father during WWII.
Scarfes brilliant animations are breathtaking, frightening and disturbing, as befits a portayal of psychotic hallucinations.
The remastering work is to be praised: there is no degradation of image as can be seen sometimes on movies with a DVD release some twenty plus yeas after thier cinema release. The picture is crisp and due to the almost timeless nature of the storyline it looks like it could have been released this year for the first time. The quality of the soundtrack is likewise excellent.
The bonus features are interesting and there is a commentary by Waters and Scarfe which can be run alongside the film.
I have seen this film many times, and now I have it looking and sounding as crisp and new looking as it did in 1982, I shall see it many more times.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An illusionistic master piece, 17 Nov 2003
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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Genius for Floydies, 25 Dec 2002
This film can be seen as two separate entities - as a film in its own right and as an extended music DVD. As a film it is flawed. The film is beautifully shot but the story is often incoherent. This should mean that this film is not worth considering.......wrong!
Seen in its true light, as a visual interpretation of The Wall, it is fantastic. Every moment visually fits the music exactly. So much so that it is hard to figure out whether the music was composed for the film or vice versa.
Every Pink Floyd fan should own this classic, though anybody who has no real interest in Floyd should stay well clear - the film does not stand up on its own.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine Piece Of Film Art, 10 Mar 2001
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'Pink Floyd The Wall' succeeds in putting three different artforms together in a symbiotically beautiful way. Pink Floyd's spectacular music, Alan Paker's film, and Gerald Scarfe's animated drawing.
There are so many details and possible interpretations in this film that it is not enough to just watch it once. After ten times, you will still discover new aspects of this historical piece of art. And every single time you watch it, you will still be amazed.
It is simply unique. See it!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No fan should be without the DVD, 10 Oct 2003
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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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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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A. Bosman "adriaanb" (South Africa) - See all my reviews
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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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