U2, Rattle and Hum

U2, Rattle and Hum

DVD - 1999
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A concert movie on an unprecedented scale, Rattle and Hum captures U2 - on and off the stage - during their triumphant Joshua Tree tour. From the giant technicolor stadium celebrations to the black-and-white intensity of the indoor shows, this is U2 at their best. Follow the group across America, exploring new influences, playing with the legendary B.B. King, on a journey which takes them from Dublin to Graceland, from San Francisco to the streets of Harlem, from The Joshua Tree to Rattle and Hum.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [1999]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780792159551
0792159551
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.

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Open_Sesame
Dec 18, 2017

I have never liked U2.

In their formative years they did record a number of good songs. But, overall, they are one band that it grossly over-rated.

It's especially U2's lead singer, Paul Hewson (aka, Bobo.... oops!.... I mean, Bozo.... oops!... I mean - Bono) who I find detestable.

*Note* - According to the "untainted one" below - "Everybody is a critic" - (Oh? Really!?) - (What a perfect way to undermine the comments of others) Except that remark doesn't apply to her (of course). No. She's the supreme authority on every subject - So you all better listen up 'cause her pompous rants are holy gospel (personally sanctioned by Saint "Bob").

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mr_chocolate
Dec 17, 2017

To each is own. Everybody is a critic, however, for me this was one fine film, following U2, as they perform across the United States. It mixes b&w with colour footages of interviews, concerts, a recording session in Sun Studios and their tour of Graceland, Memphis Tennessee, among other sight seeing observations.
This film was recorded after their success of their 1987, Joshua Tree album, and prior to Bono's bug eyed shades, while South Africa still had Apartheid, and before B.B. King had died.
I find this to be a good capture of the bands live performances and compassion for human life.
This film contains 11 more songs that were not on the soundtrack, of the same name.

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Bang_On
Nov 22, 2017

(Lyrics excerpt*) - "And, I still haven't found what I'm looking for."

You know - I have never much liked U2, the Irish, pop-rockers.

Someone once said to me - "Anyone who doesn't like U2 isn't human."..... Well, about all that I can say to that is - "Oh, yeah? And, like - The same to you, too!" (Ha! Get it? You, too - U2?... Uh... Never mind)

I mean, if that's really-really this person's narrow-minded, little attitude about U2, then I don't care one frickin' bit if I'm not considered "human" on account of my musical tastes. In my opinion, there's certainly a lot worse things to be called other than "not human". Don't you agree?

Now, don't get me wrong. There are actually a number of U2 tunes that I quite like. It's true. But, when seriously considering this particular rock band, I have to go along with my feelings and say that U2 and their song-writing abilities are far-far too over-rated for my liking.

And, it doesn't help matters much that I totally despise Bono, the posturing, preening lead vocalist in the band. Yeah. I cannot stand this vainglorious, little, strutting peacock with his 'less-than-exceptional' singing-voice.

Yep. Bono is the main reason behind my strong dislike of U2. He's such a snit. And, his real name is Paul David Hewson.

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Monolith
Jun 08, 2014

Killer. Tremendous selection of U2 classics from '88. I absolutely loved this DVD. FIVE STARS.

aaa5756 Sep 17, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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Red101
Jun 09, 2013

For any U2 lover, this will be a treasure! Even when I thought I could not love this band anymore, I have found myself further inspired by their creativity and accomplishments.

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samwan
May 19, 2011

Riveting...enthralling ..from beginning to end!

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