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Nine Inch Nails Live: And All That Could Have Been (2002) HD online
Language: English
Category: Creative Work / Documentary / Music
Original Title: Nine Inch Nails Live: And All That Could Have Been
Director: Rob Sheridan
Released: 2002
Duration: 1h 26min
Video type: Creative Work
A film following Nine Inch Nails' 2000 Fragility Tour, with 18 songs, background commentary and multiple camera angles. Nine Inch Nails Live are: Trent Reznor, Charlie Clouser, Robin Finck, Jerome Dillon and Danny Lohner.
Credited cast:
Trent Reznor Trent Reznor - Himself
Charlie Clouser Charlie Clouser - Himself
Robin Finck Robin Finck - Himself
Danny Lohner Danny Lohner - Himself
Jerome Dillon Jerome Dillon - Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails - Themselves

Available in several formats: VHS, dolby surround DVD, 5.1 surround DVD, standard CD, and Deluxe Edition CD. Also has an accompanying CD of acoustic tracks and various outtakes from The Fragile era called "Still."



Reviews: [10]

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    Tebei

    I remember when I saw the Fragility show when it was in town!!! High energy and great sound... seening has how the venue they selected is royaly known for it's horrid accoustics. Now that I have checked out the DVD and the CD I have to say the atmosphere is well captured. Trent is known for his beautiful music and noise and live shows that harness that energy only to be unleashed on everyone. I loved this concert!!! I loved the tour!!! While no-longer my favorite band on earth... they have established my respect once again with this. Trent... if you read this. Wonderful work!
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    Unereel

    NIN: And All That Could Have Been Sure I have all of the songs in their original and or remixed form. But as a DVD release, NIN's And All That Could Have Been is a Live project that will be in my disc player for months, even years to come. Having gone to the tour back in 2000 at the Arrowhead Pont, I was treated to the best concert experience of my life. I may be blinded by the fact that this is my favorite band, but the Fragility tour reflected NIN at its most sure state. Even if sales didn't soar for the 99' Fragile album, everything came together for the band at this point in time. It wasn't all nihilistic anger and it wasn't all soft, sell out tunes, it seemed just right. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to learn that NIN --a band that just loves remix or eps; they release each album with a Halo and a number and I am almost up to seventeen-- and this DVD (and the subsequent CD release) almost perfectly captured the concert experience from two years ago.

    I would have been pleased had the concert or the new live recording just contained songs from The Fragile album (because that was easily my favorite album of the 90's, well, next to Radiohead's OK Computer of course). But And All that Could Have Been is like a greatest hits album, and this is the first NIN release that could be considered accessible to just about everyone. Trent Reznor opens up his repertoire and revises all of his songs in a way that pleasantly adjusts for the live experience. The live version of "Head Like A Hole" is even better than the album release, and songs like "Closer" (you know, the "I want to f*** you like an animal" song), "Wish," "Starfuc****, Inc." "Terrible Lie" and "Hurt" are such sturdy rock classics that it's a sin not to at least hear this album once.

    Sure maybe Trent and his Nothing records are capitalizing on those die hard fans who will gladly buy just about anything they put out, but expect to spend about fifty dollars on all three new NIN releases. I resent having to buy so many Microsoft Windows products too, but they're incredibly effective and get the job done line no other, so what the hell. This DVD is great for two reasons: 1) those who are fans and went to the concert can relive the experience with a crisp transfer and sharp resolution (darkness has never looked so good, providing you have the right setup), but also, the sound is so clear and intense that the closing song, "Hurt," will do any Dolby Digital setup proud. Or reason number 2) those who are fans and couldn't get out to their last concert will be able to see it for the first time in a way that almost rivals the live experience. The editing (also done by director Rob Sheridan) is quite impressive too. The DVD show is neither sluggish nor overly kinetic. We don't always get clear-cut and static shots of the singer but the camera placement wisely reflects the best mood and tempo from just about each moment of every song. When Trent mellifluously belts out, "and doesn't it make you feel better..." the camera keeps its distance as the singer stretches his arms out wide and looks towards the heavens. Pretentious, yes, but an astatically great shot.

    I'd buy this DVD alone for the moving song "The Great Below" where three giant screens give us vivid images of an ocean calm, the sky, red flowers and some other things unbecoming of the band. The combo and visuals of the smooth song "La Mer," the slightly turbulent "The Great Below," and the chaotic "The Mark Has Been Made," half way through, felt like the apex of the concert and they still had "Closer" to play. I was blown away. If I had to relay my favorite fictional interpretation of some sort of afterlife, my choice would not be the crap movie "What Dreams May Come" (although that sounds like a fitting NIN title), I would have to say the NIN Fragile CD is the most intriguing to me. Could the lyrics, "ocean pulls me closeand whispers in my earthe destiny I've choseall becoming clearthe currents have their say the time is drawing near it washes me awaymakes me disappear...' mean anything else? The album and the crisp DVD concert that represents it, is rich in conflict.

    Thinking along those same lines, I was a bit disappointed the song "Into the Void" didn't make the cut on And All that Could Have Been." We were treated to a perfect remix of that on the bands last great remix album (the song is called "Slipping Away" and its on the Things Falling Apart album) but I never get tired of that song in any form. I was surprised Trent didn't play it live. It seemed like an apt choice, but was as strangely absent from the set list as Beck's "Sexx Laws" was when he toured that same year. And for that matter, the moving track "Were in this Together," NIN's most optimistic song ever ("You and me, were in this together now, nothings going to stop us now, we will make it through somehow," how's that for positive) wasn't included either. The absence of these two recent songs in the somewhat damaged And All That Could Have Been, is the only major shortcoming. I guess some songs that work well in the studio, don't always gel in a live setting; let alone a moody Nine Inch Nails setting. But alas, this wouldn't be a NIN product if you didn't have to go through some pain to uncover all that was on the disc. This edition packs an impressive amount of hidden extras; one of which is something I was hoping would be on the CD, and that's the version of "Starfuc****, Inc" with Marilyn Manson. If you own the DVD, to access it, rapidly press the enter button on the remote towards the end of that song and you'll be rewarded to the live version of "Starfuc****, Inc." and "Beautiful People" that Trent performed with his newly reconciled friend, Manson. A memorable event that, as Rollingstone put it, made "Goths wept openly, although they always do." I'm not a Goth but I too got misty eyed when the two destroy the stage together.

    Other than those confusing Easter eggs, the edition is fairly straightforward. We get to see the selected songs from different concerts but also, the DVD edition has a few nifty tidbits: the ability to change angels during the concert is cool, but the one that I really got off on was the commentary by director/artist Bill Viola, who designed the unforgettable visuals from the concert. He talks about, among other things, the method behind the transition of serene water, to a heavy undertow, to fire. Very cool stuff. Viola also gets into the reason behind the title "La Mer" in conjunction with a woman that appears on the screen and her ties to Greek myth. He goes on to describe the screen, "This crowd of people, who, a moment before had been revved up with maximum intensity, when the images started to appear, they went into this viewing mode. The whole energy shifted and calmed down." And that beautifully captures what it felt like.



    Like all music, all three releases are intended for the dedicated fan base and short of the band coming out with a new album (which is rare occurrence because they only release one ever five or so years, though I hear one is coming this summer) this kind of treatment is the next best thing. I figure, after this well produced tri-part collection of music, fans will have something to chew on for a long while. In closing, I would like to state again that the ten year evolution of Nine Inch Nails has been nicely documented and capsulated with the stellar And All That Could Have Been package. And now is hopefully the time for the one man band to concentrate on what is and what will be. As a fan... And All That Could Have Been (CD): A+ And All That Could have Been (DVD): A+ Still (bonus CD): A
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    Olelifan

    wow. trent reznor is the most talented musician working today. being the huge nine inch nails fan that i am, i have gotten my hands on anything nin-related i could find and i have to say he has never put out a bad-anything, be it track or remix. his music is so well-layered that every time you listen, you discover a new subtlety. not only that, he is in complete control of his music. i remember being at one the fragility shows and i thought his cd's were all top-notch but they take on a whole new life live. it almost as if isnt a show, but rather an experience. this is the best vhs/dvd ever to capture this experience.
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    Ese

    I have to say this, if you're the slightest bit into original music, this is a must-see. I attended the show in Copenhagen in 1999 from this tour, and this manages very successfully to give the whole feeling of being there. I'll give it a 9 out of 10, with the last point missing only because it isn't ACTUALLY real ;-)
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    Akelevar

    Well, this DVD has elevated NIN in my book to the vaulted position of banana split drizzled with caramel and truffle flakes and real whipped cream ... eaten, of course, while I receive a eucalyptus shampoo from a gorgeous model... maybe someone like Cheyenne Silver. Or Sherilyn Fenn from her Twin Peaks days. This DVD has turned me onto NIN all over again. In fact, I even dug Broken out from the bottom of my CD pile. my second copy of The Downward Spiral was some where in the middle.

    Instead of hiring a fancy ass expensive video production and editing crew, Reznor decided to produce and edit this DVD on his own. "Could someone else have put this together in less time? Absolutely. But there's something homemade about it that gives it more soul and character. It's cool that you can do all of this stuff on your own now ... computers have become so powerful now that you don't need all that extra hardware," says Reznor.

    "I wasn't concerned with it being this professional looking video -- I wanted it to look like you were there."

    review of The Movie

    If there's one thing to say about this collection, it is to note that you ARE there. Sometimes even the best concert DVDs lack the depth and range you would hope for. But Reznor with his Director Rob Sheridan have edited together such an amazing collction of shots, you actually do feel like you're in the audience. Instead of a fairly static camera placement or standard series of crane shots, Reznor had 5 DV cameras cover each of his stops on the Fragility 2.0 tour (which, by the way, Rolling Stone has noted as the best tour of 2000). The effect is a boggling amount of footage to be able to splice together. I loved the feeling the disc left me with. Certain songs are edited so well, it mimics the concert-going experience of darting your eyes around, looking up, looking down, buggin' out on the lights, etc. When I think back to most of the concerts I've been to, I am left with just flashes of images and iconic moments. This DVD captured a million of those.

    All in all, a totally immersive concert experience. A must for any NIN fan.

    9 out of 10

    review of The Video

    Much of the footage is shot on DV and looks fantastic. There are several moments that you would swear are shot on film. Other bits are somewhat problematic, especially trying to make out some of the images on the massive video screens behind the performers. Some of the editing choices appear to be stylistic but still leave a feeling of light grain or poor handling of brightness and color levels.

    I'm scoring this a tad bit lower though because a small percentage of shots look downright BAD. Now, it could be that the other shots look so amazing that even the slightest glitch catches the eye. There is a small amount of artifacting but, again, this works in a purely stylistic sense.

    7 out of 10

    review of The Audio

    Nine Inch Nails Live -- And All That Could Have Been comes out in two versions: a DTS one and a Dolby Digital one. I own the DTS copy and the sound is as rich and wide as you could ever hope for. I knew I was in for a treat as soon as my sub thumped out solid bass for Nothing records opening to the DVD. Seriously, this DVD filled my living room so much so that I kept turning around, looking for the sweaty people hollering out for more. Crowd cheers are lovely and rich and leave you wanting nothing more.

    I got some nice whoomps from my sub as well, something I wasn't quite expecting. All levels are appropriate and even throughout. Yummy sound.

    10 out of 10

    easter eggs!!!

    If you are too lazy (like me) to actually go lurking around in the disc for easter eggs. It's easy to get to ... during "Head Like A Hole" at around the 11:20 mark, hit 7 on your remote. You will then be dropped into the secret menu called "Beneath The Surface"

    "Reptile" live performance

    Video for "The Day The World Went Away"

    ninetynine commercial

    "The Fragile" commercial

    "Things Falling Apart" commercial

    NIN and Marilyn Manson doing part of "Star***kers" and "Beautiful People".

    over all this bay boy of a dvd gets a 10/10... then again i gave it points for style too.

    now when will Closure come to DVD?
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    Cezel

    All I have to say is that the NIN DVD is one of the best concert films I have ever seen. Well-produced and edited by director Rob Sheridan and it's one of the best DVDs I have ever seen. Great performances, bonus features (including easter egg stuff). Thanks NIN
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    Kale

    Trent Reznor proves to be great with this DVD, with simple footage made by handycams, he shows us the best of his Fragility tour. The images are great, the show is excellent en the sound is beautiful. I've never had the honor to see NIN live, because they dont come to Netherlands much (I believe only 1 or 2 times).

    This DVD was a way for me to see them live and get a bit of the feeling. And when I had the DVD for 2 months I found out it had hidden features! Marilyn Manson is included in them, joining in on the performance, reptile live, the day the world went away (live/music vid), commercials, Gave Up from a stationary camera, giving more the feeling youre there.

    This is a must have DVD if you like MUSIC, you can't dislike NIN or Trent Reznor.
  • avatar

    Kamick

    If you're going to buy or rent this, grab the DTS version. I greatly enjoyed this DVD on my home theatre -- the sound totally immerses you; various people on stage sound like they're in front of you playing while the audience roars behind you.

    The packaging is cool, yet minimalist. The little Reznor written inset is a nice touch. You may go through all the menus and think, "I thought there would be more extras." There are more extras: they're mostly hidden. Probably the hardest one to find is the (in)famous Manson performance with Trent which originally showed they'd set aside their differences. You have to press enter towards the end of "Starf**kers, inc" (after the "well, f**k you..." line).

    Overall, a great addition for any fan's collection. The sound of the songs, quality digital encoding, and extras all add up to a great release.
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    Mozel

    I am not a cynic, but truth be told, I tend to stay in my well-designed nitch of musical tastes. I love live events, but don't find live VIDEO very interesting. (It always seemed to me a paradox to invest your money in something that was ONCE live, no more. Besides, the music supercedes the visual anyday for me.)I was also not a tremendous NIN fan; I appreciated their music, this is true, but was never truely impressed with anything they had released. With all this taken into consideration, to see "And All That Could Have Been" was amazing. The direction of the photography of the live events was chaotic and yet well-spliced. (Kudos to the editor.) The unique blend of footage from amazing live shows and snipits of interviews by Trent Reznor, producers, managers and other band members among strange landscapes, (a basement, a bayou, etc.) makes for the best band video I've ever seen. Again, I was thoroughly impressed, and anticipate NIN's next arrival in Boston.
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    Siramath

    I saw this video at a friends house, and it was the lamest thing i have seen ever. i lost a lot of the little respect i had for NIN. very boring, and the music is as equally interesting. dont waste your time unless you are a hardcore NIN "fan"