Originally posted by Desolate Angel:
Unfortunately, this kind of 'marketing' fails to hold the attention of it's target audience for long. Its all whitewash. I am now starting to question what is a limited edition when I see those words mentioned in connection with any merch. I recall when most people rushed out to buy the CD/DVD with the "limited" run of artwork "limited" to 500 copies. There were then additional copies of that artwork printed. Notice a pattern here? And now its changed!

On the subject of the DVD itself - and I'm gonna come across as a real moaner here, so sorry if you don't agree with me - I wasn't overly impressed with some of the edit. I find the sequence of distance shots quite repetitive - but that's not my big issue.

I have a real gripe with the Thin Wall edit - it could have been so much better - I know that because I saw a stunning edit on YouTube - it was stamped up as "Warrior Vision" - given its an audience cam its quite good. An excellent zoom in on Billy's fingers during the violin solo (why oh why would you not focus on that on any solo???) - well the DVD edit didn't - instead, mostly, we get the headstock of the violin???? I found this hugely irritating! The best friggin violin solo!!!!!!! I would LOVE to talk to the person who shot that and ask why they think that's a good edit.

Also........... right at the end of the song you will note the shot 'behind' Midge as he raises his hand. Now the shot is from the front on the YouTube vid, its excellent and captures the 'final' moment so much better - his face and the full force of his arm as he strikes the guitar for the last time. Sometimes I wonder how people actually get jobs.........

Given all that - I am happy it does exist and that I have it! smile
Your passion is undeniable! So intense.
For me though, the ONLY relevance of a "Limited Edition" is whether I have it or not. I have the DVD and CD so I am unquestionably happy! Indeed, I seem to have saved 10-15 pounds on the deal compared to buying separately and received a decent print in the bargain. If other people have a chance to get the same item, I'm more than delighted. I didn't buy to speculate that the value would rise - it won't. I didn't buy because it was limited, I bought because I wanted it.

As for the quality? I'm happy with it as it is. I know there are are people out there who managed to get incredible shots of the shows (more than one person, and I am also in awe of their efforts), but DVD production is a difficult thing, and I believe the DVD is good value for money. Note that I didn't say perfect, but I don't recall any perfect DVD of a live show to date, especially of one that I have seen personally.

I hope I don't appear to be attacking anyone here - far from it - but I do believe that we have had a decent shot as fans at getting stuff early and with reasonable value. I certainly fall in to the "content" category for now and was so encouraged by your own comments (Ms Desolate Angel) that you were also happy to own it! It really does rock!!!