Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Their Law - The Singles 1990 - 2005
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Rock
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RIP-OFF!!!! EDITED VERSION OF "SMACK MY BITCH UP" VIDEO!!!!!
Magpie | NH United States | 11/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Do not buy this DVD if you are expecting the "Smack My Bitch Up" video that was aired only a few times on MTV in the '90s or on MTV2 around 2001 when they had a Controversial Videos countdown. This DVD contains an EDITED version of the video, specifically it is missing a shot of the main character shooting up in a bathroom stall, a shot of the character hitting a pedestrian on the street with a car, and the entire sex scene with the prostitute is toned down. I compared the DVD version with the version that I recorded off of MTV2 and it is DEFINITELY edited.
Why in the world this video would be edited completely escapes me, especially where the DVD cover has a Parental Advisory sticker. But it is misleading the buying public (since I would guess most people would buy this DVD for this infamous video). In any case, I have no idea when the record companies are going to wake up to not selling substandard product, and that contributes more than anything to the bootlegging problem. In any case, send a message to Prodigy, their record company, and whoever else was involved with this mess, buy a bootleg of the video and make sure not a penny goes to Prodigy or their record company. Don't be a sucker like I was and waste your money on this DVD."
JBizzle | Under A Rock | 06/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has got to be the absolute best DVD for a band EVER!!! Not only do you get all The Prod's video's (even the banned in the US "Smack My [...] Up") but also live concert footage, behind the scenes of their video's production & other goodies. I've got all their albums and most singles already, & I picked up both the best of CD & the DVD, I'm not at all sorry. Worth every penny(though I coulda done without the naked guy running around in the beginning of the live footage... You'll see)the DVD absolutely captures the intensity of the bands raw energy, couldn't ask for a better interpretation. Anyway, don't hesitate if you've ever been a fan of dance music ever, you'll definately love both the CD & DVD."
Politics of dancing
Lee Varner | Las Vegas, NV USA | 07/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always kind of liked The Prodigy, but never heard that much of them. Latecomer. I like the counter-culture flavor of electronica videos, so I thought I'd catch up on Prodigy's music and check out some vids at the same time, and bought the "Their Law" DVD.
The studio videos are pretty average for the genre, w/ the exception of course of the infamous "Smack My Bitch Up", which is certainly noteworthy, but not my sole motivation, or even a major one, for buying this. It was all good, but I wasn't unduly impressed.
Then I clicked over to the live section.
Now, I'm impressed. I don't have a wealth of behind-the-scenes info (gossip?) about these guys, so I'm left w/ the evidence of my ears and eyes. These guys rock hard. I'm no omniscient music critic, but I feel like this live footage represents some sort of pinnacle for Rock and Roll. Vicious, whiplash dance beats, punky/metallic guitarist, a live drummer, a genius at the electronics end, and two incredibly charismatic and powerful frontmen. And I thought it was gimmicky when I heard about the guy who just dances, but he's great too.
Is Liam a hopocrite? Who isn't? Ideals are great, but they are a construct, not real life. Whoever wrote the title tune "Their Law" poured out their angry heart in those lyrics, and the kids in Brixton seemed to approve. Anarchy at the disco! Never thought I'd live to see the day, but I'm so glad I did.
I cannot recommend this DVD highly enough. Good rock and roll has always been about fun, and rebellion. I doubt you'll find more of either on any single DVD. America needs to wake up, we're missing this historic chapter in the story of a music that was born here. The fact that, as of this writing, there are only eight posted reviews of this DVD says a lot; and the talk ain't good. If you were interested enough to read this review, don't take my word for it; check it out."