Label: Interscope Records (2) - 0602517206816,Nothing Records (4) - 0602517206816,Universal (3) - 0602517206816 • Series: NIN - HALO_22 • Format: DVD DVD-Video, NTSC, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Industrial
Head Like a Hole. Trent Reznor has always been a pioneer when it comes to the latest and greatest in home video presentation, supporting DVD early on with extensive releases that made full use of the format's capabilities. Both of the next-gen releases receive identical 1.
The result on this Blu-ray edition is fantastic. Judging any live performance that originated in HD requires a different set of evaluations than film-based material. Video tends to have a much clearer, "you are there" sheen -- almost like looking out of a picture window, and 'Beside You in Time' is certainly no exception. Shot entirely with high-def cameras, simply put, this is the best-looking concert video I've ever seen.
Granted, the majority of music HD programming I've enjoyed this far has been via over-the-air and cable broadcasts, such as the concerts found on the HDNet and Rave all-HD networks where it is usually laced with compression artifacts, or upconverted from p. But 'Beside You in Time' is the perfect example of the superiority of pre-recorded formats like Blu-ray -- the image is incredibly detailed, life-like, three-dimensional and free from obnoxious macroblocking.
Blacks are dead-on accurate, and contrast is pitch perfect. Colors are incredibly vivid. Reds, blues and greens leap off the screen, yet there is no chroma noise or other artifacts.
Clarity is wonderful -- I've grown used to seeing excellent detail on HD-based material, and 'Beside You in Time' is truly top tier. There are times when I thought I was seeing blockiness or noise in the background, only to realize I was seeing the actual definition of the LED lights at the back of the stage set. It looks that textured. I was also impressed by the actual filming of the show -- director Rob Sheridan moves his camera nicely, and often employs bursts of rapid-fire editing to support the aggressive nature of the music.
Yet artifacts are never a problem, with no posterization despite all the uber-bright lights, and again no compression artifacts. Equally as terrific is the disc's Dolby TrueHD 5.
For once, the Blu-ray doesn't get blocked by the bouncer outside the TrueHD party. Though Blu-ray hardware currently lags a bit in terms of across-the-board decoding support for the audio format, my PlayStation 3 supports TrueHD, and it really rocked this one out. In any case, both next-gen releases are identical, so either way you slice it, you'll be getting a fantastic aural presentation that again ranks up there with the best live recordings I've certainly ever heard in high-resolution.
Note that in what is still somewhat of a rarity for live performances on disc, optional English lyric subtitles and English Closed Captioning are also included. There is even an "Audio Optimization" tool accessible via the Settings submenu. The movement which gave him such runaway success is long dead, and the release of his gargantuan double album The Fragile pretty much assured that the only people that would follow his career would be his die-hard fans.
Despite this, his release With Teeth sounded more poppy than anything Nine Inch Nails has ever done. The singles, "The Hand That Feeds" and "Only You," sound about one busty female vocalist away from a stab at the pop charts.
But does it really matter? Clearly Reznor is making music for himself by himself, and if anyone wants to come along, they're welcome. Perhaps more important than the album With Teeth was the fact that Reznor assembled a band and toured under the Nine Inch Nails name to support the record. For a band in NIN's position that is, playing to only a core audience , the only way to attract back all the people who stopped listening is to put on a great live show.
And the buzz around the support tour for With Teeth was that it was a pretty awesome spectacle. The good news is that the performance displayed here is as vibrant and energetic as everything I had heard. The bad news is that a good concert does not equal a good concert movie.
Trent Reznor has visibly changed since I last paid attention. He looks more like Henry Rollins than Trent Reznor, but one thing that hasn't changed is his fondness for darkness. The majority of this concert is pitch black, with white lights flashing intermittently. While this probably looked awesome in person, on video it's frustrating.
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Three of the songs on the main feature "Eraser," "Right Where It Belongs" and "Beside You in Time" offer an alternate angle of the rear-screen projection that can be toggled on-the-fly when viewed on Blu-ray. Unfortunately, this disc's documentation says that this real-time multi-angle feature was unavailable on HD DVD due to an "technical limitation.
It is a terrific demo disc, with first-rate picture and sound, and a nice assortment of bonus features. Portions of this review also appear in our coverage of Dunkirk on Blu-ray. Founded in April , High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy.
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Includes 19 songs plus five bonus songs from the band's North American summer tour. Leave A Comment. Final Thoughts 'Beside You in Time' is simply a must for any Nine Inch Nails fan -- it's a great document of a great tour, and proves that just when some may think they can write off Trent Reznor as a relic of the past, he comes back and kicks everyone's ass. Previous Next. Archer: The Complete Season Seven. Survivor: Worlds Apart - Season X-Men: The Adamantium Collection.
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