No Bull The Director's Cut [DVD] review by AC/DC

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  • Released: Sep 9, 2008
  • Sound: 9
  • Content: 9
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (20 votes)
AC/DC: No Bull The Director's Cut [DVD]

Sound — 9
"No Bull: The Direcetor's Cut" is the re-release of all the footage from the show in Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain on the 1996 Ballbreaker tour. From start to finish, the band sounded great. In my opinion, this isn't as good as the DVD of them at Donington, but it still sounds pretty good. The director's cut is remastered is high definition and all the audio is mixed for stereo and 5.1 surround sound, which sounds much better then the original release of this concert.

Content — 9
This DVD features a 20 song setlist including hits such as "T.N.T.", "For Those About To Rock(We Salute You)", and "Thunderstruck". In addition to all the hits everybody knows, there are a few lesser known songs on this DVD, including the song "Boogie Man" in which Angus performs his strip tease. As for bonus features, there are two extra songs, "Cover You In Oil" and "Down Payment Blues", included that weren't a part of the original show. There are also the Angus-Cam versions of the songs "Shoot To Thrill", "Hail Caesar", "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollutions", and "You Shook Me All Night Long". Other then that, the only thing extra is a complete discography of the all the band's albums and DVD's.

Production Quality — 10
The show was great. The remastered audio sounds absolutely perfect and there are lots of camera angles of the band and views sweeping over the enormous crowd. The menu features a little cartoon mini-Angus which is slightly entertaining to watch. The bonus features menu shows a woman riding a mechanical bull, put there for the sole reason of trying to turn you on. But all in all, the prdoduction of this re-relase is great.

Overall Impression — 9
Overall, this DVD looks and sounds great. Not as good as their other DVD's, some would argue, but still worth watching whether you are a big fan or not. I still don't get why this is called a director's cut, seeing as the only thing new is the Angus-Cam, discography, and bonus performances, but it's still good nontheless. Though it would be much better if it had some behind-the-scenes footage or commentary/interviews or whatever. I would suggest giving the DVD a look, seeing as it features one of rock's most influentual bands of all time, as well as one of the greatest guitarists ever.

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    This is a good dvd for only getting it at 10 bucks.Angus puts on a great show.They kick ass.GO ac dc AC / DC \ /
    One of the best concerts i've seen in awhile, up there with Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge. Although i know people hate the whole "same power chords" aspect of ac/dc i have no problem with it, i mean they put on one hell of a show! constant energy from start to finish, i guess thats why they always associate themselves with power