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OPERATION: LIVECRIME

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

4.53 | 82 ratings

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Ax Slinger
5 stars This is a re-issue of the 1991 VHS box set, and it says as much on the jewel case insert.

"In the fall of 1991, Queensryche released Operation:LIVEcrime, a live video commemorating the enormously popular 'Mindcrime' tour, which had translated the album concept into a theatrical performance. Those who saw it live will never forget it."

It was not even all that good of a re-issue at that. Sure, they added two live audio tracks that were previously not released, and they remixed the sound in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, but given the capacity of a typical DVD they could have added a lot more.

Yes, even in 2001 the capacity of a typical DVD could hold much more. This concert clocks in at approximately 62 minutes. The added bonus materials probably account for about one third as much space on the DVD as the film itself. And if you ever saw the film "The Green Mile" (which was released on DVD in 1999 and is 188 minutes long and still has room for bonus materials) you know that there was plenty of unused space on this DVD.

Perhaps they could have included a copy of the all to short and now out of print "Live In Tokyo" VHS tape as well? That would have been an excellent complement to the LIVEcrime film, which is by far one of the most well done concert films you will ever see. That alone does make this DVD worth buying, as I wore out the VHS tape I bought in 1991 long ago... But they could have done so much more with this release.

Ax Slinger | 5/5 |

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