One thing I found annoying, but again that’s me, was the solos. There is a Tommy solo as well as a Nikki solo. The solos are always way longer than we’d like them to be, it seems. What I enjoyed was the Tommy Cam, of course, attached to Tommy Lee’s drum kit. When Tommy is swinging around up there, high above the audience with all kinds of pyrotechnics going off all around him, it’s a sight to be reckoned with. It’s so cool that he gets a two-minute ovation from the crowd. The audience seems really into the show, as they should be. There are many crazy crowd shots, and many of them are of girls, girls, girls…again, often without much clothing on and flashing some topless action. This is Mötley Crüe after all, so expect no less. The special features were not that great. I would have liked to see more personal stuff on the band, even a mini-biography would have been cool, as well as seeing at least one music video from the old days, one from “Shout at the Devil” maybe? The extras were so-so mostly because they did not feature the band too much, which is a shame. They could’ve done so much more with the bonuses.
Now for the boys themselves: I thought Mick Mars was very stylish (he is best-dressed although Tommy’s Crow-like make-up was also interesting), with his black top hat and black suit and new hairstyle. He is a cool dude. I thought Vince Neil sounded not so hot, his vocals could’ve been louder. Was he drinking booze on stage? It looked like it. I thought he got clean? I really like Nikki Sixx, he was great and he could do no wrong in my eyes. But the piece de résistance was of course, Tommy Lee. One of the best drummers that ever lived, he is unbelievable. Is it just me or can people not get enough of this guy? He will always be extra cool to me. I think I watched him more than anyone else on stage.
Blow It Up: The pyrotechnics are a huge part of any Mötley Crüe concert. A very short, two-minute look at the pyrotechnics aspect of the show.
Mötley Crüe’s Greatest *its: Another very short look, this time into the Tittie-Cam” which Tommy Lee points at the girls (and their breasts) in the crowd. Mick Mars’ comments are great here. Some females will find this offensive. Around three minutes long.
Meet & Greet: VIP events, special fan promotions and the fans of the band talk about their idols and even meet them for a Meet & Greet after the show. Around five minutes long.
Disaster! The Movie: A short (2 min.) animation deal that I did not find funny. So what if no one in space can hear you fart? The animation could’ve at least contained some heavy metal elements. The lamest feature yet.
Music Videos: “Sick Love Song”, “If I Die Tomorrow”, “On With the Show” and “A Time Lapse View”. Not a bad feature, but I wish an oldie had been included too.
This is the opposite of a chick flick so bring your testosterone. It is the band at its best, although Neil’s vocals weren’t. If you’re a fan of the band or of hard rock music in general, you’ll really enjoy this DVD set and should add it to your music collection. However, if you’re looking for cool extra features on the band, look elsewhere as the extra features are lacking here. All in all, the show and the band rocked. They still have it after all these years. Very entertaining and in terms of music, very good stuff!