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Product: Metallica - Cunning Stunts
Review By: Alex Harris

Sound: English

Regional Information

1 : USA

For the past 5 years or so I have been a huge Metallica fan. It all started when I first heard the Black Album on tape. Since then I was hooked. I was so pleased to hear that Metallica was releasing a DVD of a live concert.

This DVD was recorded over 2 days (May 9 - 10, 1997) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The DVD comes with 2 discs both with special features on both discs including band interviews. The main reason why I wanted to get this disc is because I had never been to a Metallica concert. When I ordered it I had high expectations of what the disc would be like. When you watch the disc for the first time it really does feel like you are at a Metallica concert. This is one of the first main stream movies to use multiple angles, and they are put to good use on this DVD. On the three songs that have the multiple angles on it, you can choose who you want to follow. You can follow each of the band members during the three songs or choose the 5th angles to have it swap between the 4 members of the band. The songs on this DVD are a lot of the old songs that seem to be the favorites with Metallica fans, but also has some of the new songs on it.

How It Grades
Picture Quality: A
Sound: A
Special Features: B
DVD Overall: B-

The quality of the DVD picture is very good and also has excellent sound on it, mainly down to the Dolby Digital AC-3 Surround Sound. There is also a documentary, behind-the-scenes footage, a Photo Gallery with over 1,000 photos and Full Motion Menus. The DVD also uses PC Friendly so you can connect to things like chat rooms to talk to other Metallica fans. Even if you are not a fan of Metallica you should get this DVD just for the amount of special features, the use of multiple angles and the quality of the picture. If you are a Metallica fan and don't have a DVD rom or DVD player, then this DVD should be enough reason to buy one.

Back Of DVD Box

Release Date Out Now
Special Features Multiple Angles
Website Access
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium II 450
Windows 98 Second Edition
128 Meg SD-Ram
Voodoo 2 - 8mb
DirectX 6.1a
SoundBlaster Live! Value
17" LG Electronics Monitor
ATI 8mb XPert AGP Graphics Card
Microsoft Force Feedback Pro
Microsoft Freestyle Pro (USB)

DVD Setup: Toshiba SD-1202 DVD-ROM - 32x
DVD TV Player - Samsung 807


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