REVIEWS BY NETTA GILBOA & CHRISTOPHER SCHANOT
DVD titles are reviewed using a Creative Labs Encore PC-DVD (using the latest drivers) which is installed in a Pentium II 300 mhz with 64mb RAM running Windows95B. All titles are recent releases, even though some are of the films are years old. Because DVD is a new medium, older titles are being released as new product. This will be true for some time to come.
101 DALMATIONS (Walt Disney Home Video, 103 minutes) While I originally could not fathom the motivation behind re-releasing the popular animated film as a live-action one, this title is certainly a winner. Glenn Close stars as Cruella De Vil who seeks the dalmation puppies of Jeff Daniels and his wife, which she intends to use to make a fur coat, and she will stop at nothing to steal them. One of those rare films that will appeal to all ages, this is not to missed by fans of the animated version, animal lovers or environmentalists. Well done, with a theme that is even more timely than when originally released.
Released on DVD in widescreen format, this includes a superb quality transfer, the usual chapter search abilities and the theatrical trailer.
AMERICA BY RAIL (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 201 minutes) Offered in two parts, this disc includes a segment on The Heartland and one on The West Coast. Of clear interest to railroad and travel fans, this offers superb scenery, an inside look at what itís like to travel across America via Amtrak, and numerous stops at popular tourist locations. These include: Yosemite National Park, the California State Railroad Museum, the San Diego Trolley System and the Seattle Monorail.
The disc is very easy to navigate with interactive menus, AC3 stereo sound, and scenic railroad map location access as well. Offering a superb value for the money this is highly recommended if the subject matter interests you.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD (Trimark Home Video, 95 minutes) This wacky comedy is about a gadget inventor who inherits a Fortune 500 company. Of course, another jealous relative is out to sabotage his efforts and he discovers running a corporation is indeed harder than he first thought. Starring Carrot Top, Raquel Welch and Courtney Thorne-Smith, this DVD version also offers a choice of wide and full frame versions, 2.0 Dolby Digital sound, interactive menus, theatrical trailer, cast information, an interview with Carrot Top and World Wrestling Federation outtakes. I wasnít able to preview the extra features since they were omitted from press copies of the disc, but if you like the film it's clear the DVD version offers so much more that it is surely the way to go.
CON AIR (Touchstone Home Video, 115 minutes) Nicholas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich star in this first-rate action thriller about the nation's worst convicts holding up a Bureau of Corrections airplane which is supposed to be transporting them to a new, maximum security facility. If you liked The Rock you'll love this too, and the film handles the gray areas of representing everyone from the DEA to the convicts shown flawlessly, so no one can claim their position was misrepresented. This is a must-see, although it helps if you like action films which contain some violence.
The DVD version offers a widescreen format, chapter search, both the theatrical and a teaser trailer, and foreign subtitles. Owners of the Creative Encore system often find the film skips briefly in the scene right before the title credits, but although this was true on my machine it did not interfere with the enjoyment of the film. The transfer is first rate and this is well worth having despite any possible limitations.
CONSPIRACY THEORY (Warner Home Video, 135 minutes) Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts star in this action thriller about a cab driver with wild stories and beliefs that everything is one big government conspiracy. He turns out to be at least partially correct, and has several governmental agencies chasing him for what he knows. The acting is better than the plot, although this will have strong appeal to zine publishers, Internet junkies and those that fear the three letter agencies.
The DVD version offers a choice of standard or widescreen formats, interactive menus, production notes, foreign subtitles, scene access and the theatrical trailer. The transfer has no flaws and is well worth having.
CONSPIRACY: TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 8 (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 117 minutes) This unusual film offers a re-enactment of the infamous trial of 60s leaders Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Lee Weiner and John Froines. It stars Martin Sheen, Elliot Gould, Peter Boyle and Robert Carradine, as well as many comments by those originally tried. This is mandatory viewing for those who fancy the 1960s, as well as students of law and civil rights issues. I personally found it one of the best films reviewed recently.
The DVD offers AC-3 stereo sound, movie factoids, scene access, interactive menus and biographies/filmographies. This very reasonably priced disc is absolutely worth having.
CONTACT (Warner Home Video, 150 minutes) Jodie Foster stars in this science fiction movie about contact with extraterrestrials. The real message behind the film is about sticking to your beliefs in the face of adversity. Based on a book by Carl Sagan, the movie is extremely well done and will hold the interest of people not interested in UFOs, Jodie Foster, or even science fiction in general.
The DVD version offers a widescreen format as well as the usual interactive menus, scene access, theatrical trailers, foreign subtitles, and production notes. In addition, there are three feature-length commentaries by Jodie Foster, Robert Zemeckis and others, as well as a look at computer animation concepts and tests, special effects designs, etc. Jodie Foster's comments are worth the price of the disc alone. She not only describes how she felt while making the film, but also shares what she would have done had she been living the life of her character. Certainly one of the best discs available to date in terms of extra features, this is a must to own.
THE CRAFT (Columbia Tristar Home Video, 109 minutes) Although it takes some liberties with the powers of the occult, this film about four high school girls who dabble with witchcraft is very well done. Overall, this will probably make many viewers more curious about the occult. There's lots of realism in the portrayal of the high school students' behavior. Worth seeing, especially if you are interested in magic or are a fan of films like Heathers.
The DVD offers a widescreen format and foreign subtitles. It's a great transfer and although there are not many extra features here, they are really not needed for this title.
CYBERSCAPE (Sony Music Entertainment, 45 minutes) Dazzling computer animation is presented here, along with a mesmerizing soundtrack by Peter Bernstein. This fast-paced journey includes images that span the Garden of Eden to quantum mechanics, time, money and romance. One of those rare works that both relaxes you and can also be watched again and again to discover new moments in, this is a flawless transfer with no extras but is still well worth your time.
DAWN OF THE DEAD (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., 137 minutes) Regarded as one of the best horror films ever made, this is part of a trilogy series by George A. Romero. Itís about dead people who return to life as zombies, killing everything they come across. Four friends take refuge in a shopping mall hoping to escape their fate.
The DVD version offers widescreen format, theatrical trailers, and the original director's cut version of the film. The disc does need to be flipped, which annoys some people greatly, but itís understandable considering the length of it. If you like horror, you probably already are familiar with this film. If not, itís well worth having as although it is indeed violent, it predates the era of slasher movies which so angered feminists. Everyone gets it equally here.
DEAD PRESIDENTS (Hollywood Pictures Home Video, 119 minutes) Primarily about a group of people involved in a heist that goes haywire, this film is also about bonding, the Vietnam War, Black men, and many other things. Extremely well done, this is the type of film worth seeing more than once. Lots of non-stop action scenes, but also lots of character development which results in making you care about what youíre seeing when someone dies or gets injured. Highly recommended both as a look at some parts of the Black experience and as a first-class action film.
The DVD version contains the film in widescreen format, chapter search and foreign subtitles. While this is not a lot of extras, it's one of those films that can speak for itself.
DEAD RINGERS (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., 117 minutes) One of the few David Cronenberg films available on DVD to date, this one is about identical twin gynecologists who meet a special woman who threatens to tear them apart. Starring Jeremy Irons and Genevieve Bujold, this is full of sex, drugs, madness, and gray plot twists.
The DVD version is presented in widescreen format with theatrical trailers. It's a shame it didnít include some sort of interview with Cronenberg, but it's exciting enough to just have one of his many cult films available at all.
EROTIQUE (WinStar Home Entertainment, 120 minutes) This sexual anthology contains four erotic films presented from a woman's point of view. "Let's Talk About Sex" is about a phone sex operator, while"Taboo Parlor" is about a lesbian couple who decide to pick up a man for kicks. "Final Call" is about a teacher who is attacked on a train and then begins an affair with her rescuer, and "Wonton Soup" is about two college lovers who are reunited in Hong Kong.
The DVD version offers interactive menus, production notes, biographies, scene access and a theatrical trailer. The film is unrated and has plenty of sex, although it probably wonít appeal at all to those used to adult films. Worth checking out if you hunger for something different and don't mind explicit sexual scenes and dialogue.
EXCESS BAGGAGE (Columbia TriStar Home Video, 101 minutes) Alicia Silverstone stars in this film about a rich girl deprived of her fathers attention. She stages a false kidnapping, but accidentally encounters a car thief while she is in the unfortunate position of being handcuffed in the trunk. The film picks up when he discovers her and has no idea what to do now that she has seen both his face and his chop shop. Without giving away the rest of the plot, suffice to say this is a great film.
The DVD version offers both full and widescreen versions, 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, foreign subtitles, scene access, and a copy of the theatrical trailer. Well done.
EXECUTIVE DECISION (Warner Home Video, 133 minutes) I first saw this in the theater, in one of those situations where four people plan to go to the movies and three of them want to see one thing and you donít. They won and I was never so happy to be wrong about a film and forced to see something I'd have preferred to skip. Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal star in this action thriller about a bomb on a plane. Yes, the plotís been done before, but never like this! This is a totally absorbing film. Itís believable, scary and totally engrossing. I watched it again as soon as it hit video. Great screenplay, great acting and even a great ending. Highly recommended even for people who'd usually pass on this type of film.
The DVD version offers both standard and widescreen formats, interactive menus, production notes, scene access and foreign subtitles. Even though I have now seen this film almost a dozen times it remains a favorite and the DVD disc will not disappoint.
G.I. JANE (Hollywood Pictures Home Video, 125 minutes) Demi Moore stars in this film about the first woman chosen to undergo Navy Seals training. Needless to say she is not wanted there, and must prove herself to the staff, the suits in Washington, her fellow trainees, etc. While the subject of Navy Seals does not particularly interest me, the plot is superb and even though you have a good idea what kind of sexism she will experience there are still many surprises here.
The DVD version offers chapter search, theatrical trailer, foreign subtitles and a great transfer of the film in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 2:35:1. Well done.
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 79 minutes) Many people prefer the original films to seeing a redone Godzilla taking over New York City. This uncut version of the 1956 black and white classic stars Raymond Burr and is interesting for its historical significance as well as for how the character of Godzilla developed over the many films.
The DVD version offers many extras including a digitally remastered image, two soundtrack options, choice of a matted and full screen version, a video art gallery with printable images, an interactive trivia game, four screen savers, a trailer collection and an easy link to Simitarís website for more Godzilla information. Marketed at a budget price, this is clearly worth owning if you enjoy the Godzilla series or are curious as to what all the hoopla is about.
GODZILLA'S REVENGE (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 69 minutes) This 1969 film has been fully remastered and was directed by Inoshiro Honda, considered by many to be the first and best of the people who directed the series. The plot involves a little boy who meets Godzillaís son and learns from him the courage to face the local bullies who torment him.
The DVD is budget priced and offers a wealth of features including choice of full and widescreen versions, choice of two soundtrack options, an interactive trivia game, four screen savers, a video art gallery (images can be printed), a trailer collection and an easy link to Simitarís web site. This title is in color which may help it appeal to a wider audience than the original film which was shot in black and white.
GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 95 minutes) This 1966 color classic involves aliens who try to conquer Earth with the help of monsters. There's a lot of destruction, military forces and scientists here in addition to footage of multiple creatures including Gidora who is a three-headed monster.
The DVD features choice of full or widescreen formats, two soundtrack options, interactive trivia game, scene access, film facts, video art gallery, trailer collection, four screen savers, etc. I liked this title the least of the series, not because of the disc but rather because I am not a huge sci-fi fan, but given the budget pricing itís still worth having to complete the collection.
GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 87 minutes) I loved this 1964 film which pits Godzilla against a huge moth. It's got the best plot of the series, and relies less on stereotypical science fiction themes than some of the other titles. Itís a good first choice to see if you have never seen any of these films before.
The DVD version offers all of the same bonus features as the above titles do, and is also budget priced. Highly recommended as an introduction to Godzilla, or just as a cute film.
GRAMBLINGíS WHITE TIGER (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 97 minutes) Reverse racism is the theme here in this superb film about the first white male to attend Grambling College and to attempt to play football there. Bruce Jenner, Harry Belafonte, LeVar Burton and Dennis Haysbert star in this drama. Although football doesn't interest me in the least, I was blown away by the strong plot offered here and recommend this film (which is based on a true story) to anyone with an open mind.
The DVD version is budget priced and offers interactive menus, scene access, movie factoids, and biographies/filmographies.
GROSSE POINTE BLANK (Hollywood Pictures Home Video) John Cusack, Alan Arkin and Dan Akroyd star in this combination action and comedy film about a professional killer who goes home to attend his high school reunion. The reactions when he tells people what he does for a living are priceless, and this film has one great line (and scene) after another. Don't miss this unique and terrific film.
The DVD version offers widescreen format, chapter search, theatrical trailer and foreign subtitles. Not many extras, but the transfer is well done and the film holds up as a classic.
HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., 108 minutes) This sequel to the popular horror film is based on a story by Clive Barker. It's unrated, and offers lots of violence, along with a return appearance by the original heroine.
The DVD version offers widescreen format, and no other extras. Still, fans of the series are happy to have the title available at all.
JERRY MCGUIRE (Columbia Tristar Home Video, 139 minutes) Tom Cruise stars in this superb romantic comedy about an agent who learns how loyal his clients are when he is forced to go out on his own and leave the company he helped to build. Directed by Cameron Crowe, whose films seem to all be winners, this shows a great deal of the work involved in managing and p romoting celebrities as well as exploring a single man and his attempts at dating and balancing work and social time. Highly recommended.
The DVD version contains a widescreen version of the film, chapter search and foreign subtitles.
JIMI HENDRIX LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970 (Image Entertainment, 56 minutes) Although it took 26 years for this concert to hit home video, it is certainly worth the wait. Filmed only days before Hendrix's death, this contains an 11 song performance from the legendary festival. There are several cover tunes included such as "Sgt. Peppers," "All Along The Watchtower" and "God Save The Queen" as well as numerous Hendrix classics such as "Voodoo Chile" and "Red House." Don't miss picking up a copy if you enjoy Hendrix's music at all. It's bound to go out of print eventually as his other movies have and it's worth having even if you have all of those already.
The DVD version did not clean up any of the visual problems in the original film, which include a line running down the center for the first three songs. There are also no other extras other than chapter search capabilities. While that's a shame, it's to be expected considering there was no more of the show to release and the artist is long dead.
JOHNNY MNEMONIC (Columbia Tristar Home Video, 98 minutes) Here's another film that got mixed reviews at the theatre but turned out to be sensational. Based on a cyberpunk story by William Gibson, it's about a guy who transports data in a portion of his head for a living. People hire him, he gets the data to another city and then he unloads it for the client he was paid to deliver it to. The plot involves a transaction in which he agrees to transport way more data than he is supposed to be able to hold and as it that weren't problematic enough due to the physical danger to his body, the client shipping the data gets held up moments after he leaves with it and the password needed to decrypt it is missing and must be hacked. I found this believable, riveting and well acted. Stars Keanu Reeves, Ice-T and Henry Rollins. Worth seeing if you are into computers or science fiction.
The DVD version contains a choice of widescreen or full screen versions, two audio soundtracks, foreign subtitles, and chapter search.
JUMANJI (Columbia Tristar Home Video, 104 minutes) Robin Williams takes a back seat to computerized animals in this amazing film about a board game which transports players into the untamed jungles of Jumanji. When two kids play it, Williams returns from the jungle after being transported there 26 years ago. The animals return too, causing much havoc to the town and anything that interacts with them. Don't miss this great for all ages treat!
The DVD version contains widescreen format, with a superb transfer of the film, chapter search and foreign subtitles.
LUMINOUS VISIONS (Sony Music Entertainment, 45 minutes) Computer animation along with a soundtrack by Tangerine Dream is presented here for when you feel like relaxing, or travelling through time and space. The DVD version is full of extras including film chronology of Yoichiro Kawaguchi (the animator), an interview with Tangerine Dream, chapter search, interactive menus, dolby stereo, clips from other Mindís Eye titles in the series, and a CD soundtrack which includes three bonus tracks previously unavailable in the U.S.
This is sure to please fans of animation, screen savers, and followers of the band Tangerine Dream.
MIMIC (Dimension Home Video, 105 minutes) Bugs are the theme here in this thriller starring Mira Sorvino and Charles S. Dutton. It's about a scientific experiment gone wrong, and the error doesnít surface for three years. A team of scientists is then forced to confront insects which can now mimic and destroy predators Ė including man. Great special effects, plot and acting. The DVD version offers a widescreen transfer, chapter search and the original theatrical trailer.
NAKED ON THE BEACH (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 145 minutes) Ten women are offered here, chatting and stripping for you on the beaches of L.A. The DVD offers scenes with and without bathing suits (featuring parental lockout), an ability to jump to the girl of your choice, multi-angle viewing, outtakes and behind the scenes shots, and interactive menus as well. This title is budget priced, and offers great value for the money if looking at pretty women topless turns you on.
NOTHING TO LOSE (Touchstone Home Video, 98 minutes) Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins star in this comedy a man having the worst day of his life. In the middle of moping about finding his wife cheating on him, he gets carjacked and decided to fight back by taking the carjacker on the ride of his life. Well worth seeing if you are in the mood for something light.
The DVD version offers a widescreen version of the film, chapter search, theatrical trailer, and foreign subtitles.
OCEANSCAPES (Simitar Entertainment, Inc.) Underwater photography along with soft music is offered here in a budget priced title that will relax you as you watch it. See tropical fish, coral, sea turtles, reefs, waves, and more. This is unique and provides a nice background if you'd rather talk than concentrate on a movie, or if you want some background piece while entertaining.
ON GOLDEN POND (Live Entertainment, 105 minutes) Featuring a superb cast which includes Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn and Dabney Coleman, this drama is about a troubled family that finds themselves reunited and finally makes peace with themselves and each other.
The DVD version offers a digitally mastered widescreen transfer with director's commentary, a documentary, interactive menus, production notes, theatrical trailer, foreign subtitles, cast and crew information, scene access, and 2.0 Dolby Surround sound. Highly recommended, both for the extras this ships with and for the superb plot and acting which make this film stand out as one of both Jane and Henry Fondaís best works.
THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (Columbia Tristar Home Video, 129 minutes) This superb and very gray film deals with the publishing career of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt. It stars Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love, both of whom should have won Academy Awards for their performances in it. The film is not without its faults, such as ignoring the often disgusting portayals of women in the magazineís pages as well as some of the stupendous serious articles that Hustler has published over the years. No mention is made of the "Chester The Molester" cartoon series, or Flynt's short-lived Slam magazine which told readers to have sex with retarded girls as "no one will believe them anyway." Still, the film is eye-opening in its arguments that in order for other free speech to exist Flynt too deserves the right to print whatever he wishes. This is a must to see whether or not you like pornography and whether or not you have ever looked through Hustler magazine.
The DVD version offers a choice of widescreen or standard format, interactive menus, choice of two soundtracks, scene selections and foreign subtitles. While I would have liked to have seen some of the many TV appearances Flynt did to promote this film included here, or an interview with him shot specifically for the DVD, this is still a must-have title.
PRETTY WOMAN (Touchstone Home Video, 124 minutes) Richard Gere hires a street hooker to provide him some company, and when she turns out to have more on the ball than he'd expected he extends the length of her employment. Julia Roberts plays the hooker who has turned high society, and this film is delightful from beginning to end.
The DVD version offers a digitally mastered Director's Cut in widescreen, audio commentary by director Garry Marshall and chapter search. The commentary was one of the best I have ever seen, and is worth the price of the disc alone even if you don't care for the movie. He explains how and why certain things ended up in the film, quite a bit about how movies get made in general, and talks at length about the hookers and test audiences they consulted in the process of making this. Highly recommended.
THE ROCK (Hollywood Pictures Home Video, 136 minutes) The FBI is forced to work with a prisoner who once escaped from Alcatraz after another criminal seizes control of Alcatraz, takes hostages and threatens to launch missiles filled with deadly nerve gas. Certainly one of the best movies during the year it was released, and one of my all-time favorites, this stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris.
The DVD version contains a widescreen format, foreign subtitles, chapter search and the original theatrical teaser trailer. You've probably seen this film by now and already know it's worth owning, but in the event you haven't, it's a must to own.
SPACE AGE (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 232 minutes) This budget priced certainly does provide value for the money. Included are four segments, all narrated byPatrick Stewart, which include "Quest for Planet Mars," "Celestial Sentinels," "The Unexplained Universe," and "To The Moon and Beyond."
The DVD offers Dolby Surround sound, interactive menus, AC3 stereo audio, and a filmography. The material is produced with the cooperation of the National Academy of Sciences, and if space footage appeals to you this title is well worth having.
THE STEPFORD WIVES (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., 115 minutes) Best known as a TV movie which has spawned several sequels, this Ira Levin story is about a town which turns women into robots for the benefit of men. Starring Katherine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Tina Louise, Dee Wallace, Patrick O'Neal, and Mary Stuart Masterson, this title says more about feminism than most works written by angry women.
The DVD version offers a widescreen presentation and chapter search. Well worth having so you can finally see it without all the commercials and editing done for TV.
TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 79 minutes) This 1978 title pits Godzilla against both Mechagodzilla (a 400-foot-tall robot) and Titanosaurus (a giant amphibious dinosaur). He gets help in defeating them from Interpol. The film is more modern than some of the earlier Godzilla films, and contains the same superb features as the other Simitar Godzilla titles (see earlier reviews this section). Directed by Inoshiro Honda, and offered in an uncut version taken from the original print, this is an excellent value for the price.
A THOUSAND ACRES (Touchtone Home Video, 106 minutes) Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange star in this drama about three sisters whose father offers them his farm. It turns out to be a film about incest and child abuse, as well as the pitfalls of small town life, and also demonstrates well how money can tear apart a family. A memorable tear-jerker, this is a superb "chick" film and is not to be missed by those who value strong plots.
The DVD version offers a widescreen format, chapter search and the theatrical trailer for the film. While thatís not a lot of extras, this film truly doesn't need them. The transfer is superb and this is highly recommended to those with an open mind to watching conflict rather than comedy.
TIMOTHY LEARY'S LAST TRIP (WinStar Home Entertainment, 60 minutes) Ideal for explaining the psychedelic counterculture to a newbie, this documentary about Leary's friendship with author Ken Kesey is first rate. Made by Ken Babbs' son, this includes interviews with Wavy Gravy, music by the Grateful Dead and a superb CUSeeMe segment where Leary says goodbye to Kesey on the Internet. Also shown is a trip Leary made to Wavy Gravy's annual Hog Farm Pignic and interviews with participants there who share what Leary means to them. Since his recent passing there has been a flood of literature about Leary and I can't help but think this is surely one of the better efforts. Highly recommended for taking a gray subject and making him very colorful.
The DVD version offers only a copy of the theatrical trailer in addition to the actual film, but I, for one, am thrilled to have this available on DVD at all and it's so self-explanatory that nothing else was really needed.
TRON (Walt Disney Home Video, 96 minutes) Often out-of-print on video and highly sought after, this title was the first film to explore 3D computer imagery. It has superb special effects, and the computer theme remains timely even today. A programmer (Jeff Bridges) who has been cheated by the company he designed games for must hack into the system to save himself and mankind.
The DVD version offers widescreen format, chapter search, foreign subtitles, and the original theatrical trailer. The film has never looked better and should interest everyone from Disney fans to hackers to sci-fi buffs and lovers of special effects.
WHEELS, HEELS AND HOT LICKS (Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 60 minutes) This unique, budget priced title, offers a combination of rock stars who love motorcycles and beautiful women who pose on the bikes. Starring Sammy Hagar, the Doobie Brothers, members of Dokken, Testament and more, this also offers footage from Daytona's famous annual Bike Week. The DVD features interactive menus, chapter search, AC-3 stereo sound, and movie factoids. Well worth having if you like motorcycles or any of the bands featured.