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Feature 7.0
Video 7.0
Audio 7.0
Special Features 5.0
Audio 7.0
Distributor: Umbrella
Running Time: 106
Classification:
 M15+
Reviewer: James Wright

7.0


Muse Under Review

Even if you are not a Muse fan, it's quite an interesting watch as this 106 minute documentary delves into the history of one of the UK's hottest bands... Muse! What I enjoyed about Muse Under Review that unlike most documentaries revolving around musicians, it is quite grass roots and gives you another perspective of this awesome band as opposed to the studio released DVD's.

From interviews with key people in their history such as former manager Safta Jaffery to their producer John Lecki, it even speaks with music critics and NME journalist and Muse biographer Mark Beaumont, giving the viewer a unique insiders look into the band.

The interviews also help piece together the puzzle of Muse and how they first formed their band which began in Teignmouth England. It then explores their musical influences such as Matt Bellaym's father who was actually a member of the 60's group Tornados. By piecing this all together, you can see where their inspirations came from and how their music has developed. It's quite a fascinating insight.

Even though there are some rare Muse performances on this release, I actually preferred the information that was given to the viewer such as their difficulties in hitting the American music markets to their first real concert that then opened quite a few doors to the band. The music videos are a little ho-hum.

Video, Audio & Special Features

The only downside to this presentation is that the video quality is a little bit of a mixed affair of good and average. Some of the "rare" footage is a little raw and uncut but overall, the quality is acceptable. The audio is unfortunately only Dolby Digital 2.0 that really doesn't enhance their music but is still clear. For special features, we have;

  • Capturing the Muse: Designing for the Band

  • Contributor Biographies

which gives the viewer some additional information about one of the world's hottest bands. If you're a fan of Muse, than this is a must have DVD for your collection and if you've just jumped on the Muse bandwagon, this is the perfect history lesson!






 
 



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