I tell ya, the perks of this job are many & awesome. Getting to review a DVD that needs no review is one such example. I honestly don't know why the Pantera people sent this out for review, (but thank you!!!) it's the complete collection of Pantera videos plus lots more. Buy it! Though a review of this seems superfluous & wholly unnecessary, here is a short one, in case you really are undecided or totally clueless.
What an excellent 2 disc DVD this is, not surprisingly. Interspersing all their videos with footage from the band's personal collection was a fun way to present the material, offering both a fresh look to old fans as well as a great introduction for people who first heard of them after the Dimebag tragedy last year.
I thought this DVD was going to be hard to watch, and filled with pain & grief. I was prepared for something heart wrenching, which would force me to relive & think all over again about metal's 9/11. Rather, I was treated to Pantera's entire catalog of videos and some of the goofiest, funniest behind the scenes footage of a buncha young, fun kids having the time of their lives in a great band that will never be reunited. Watching it with that mindset went a lot further in wrenching the heart than any memorials.
This is the DVD to get if you love Pantera, or if you're wondering what all the fuss was about.
[ed note: This is a collection of 3 Pantera home video releases -- WATCH IT GO, COWBOYS FROM HELL, and VULGAR VIDEOS that spans over four hours]