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This review is from: Def Leppard -Viva! Hysteria (Bluray) [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I caught this on it's limited UK cinema release. To see a concert in a cinema is a unique experience and can't wait to enjoy this again at home in Hi-Def. Unfortunately, the cinema release was just the main set so I'm also looking forward to seeing the Ded Flatbird opening sets.
Def Leppard are definately lacking in the Home Entertainment sector and the only official live release up until now (except for brief concert snippets on Video Archive and Mirrorball) remains In The Round In Your Face originally released on VHS in 1989. The DVD of that concert was pretty much a straight copy of the VHS which didn't do the look or the audio any favours, however it's still an amazing concert.
Viva Hysteria! puts that issue to bed. An amzing performance by an amazing band, who let's be honest are no longer the spring chickens running about the stage 'In The Round' but still put a lot of younger performers to shame. Every member of the band gets their spotlight moment, the highlight of which is Phil Collen descending on a platform to the stage at the start of Women........goose pimple moment!
The only shame is that you can't buy the Audio CD with the bonus Blu Ray disc. The CD only has the DVD so if I want both Blu Ray and the CD's, then I'm going to have to but both and then have a spare DVD!
Oh well, it's still worth it to capture this superb British band (who still need a lot more love here in the UK) getting to show off their chops.......and that they do!
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Initial post: 24 Sep 2013 15:30:41 BDT
Is the gig full and uninterrupted by interviews and/or backstage footage?
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 20:49:52 BDT
Scott Carson says:
Hi, I did see a 2CD/Blu Ray edition in the shops today so it is out there! Doesn't seem to be listed on Amazon though. Same type of packaging as the 2CD/DVD. Just thought I'd mention it before you spend too much!
Posted on 14 Feb 2014 12:45:02 GMT
Thanatos - It's full uninterrupted!
Scott - Damn! Too late, Ialready have the stand-alone BR but thanks for the heads up!
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