Beside You in Time

Went out to the Middle East last night to see a screening of the new Nine Inch Nails video release Beside You In Time.  It was gorgeous, but I ended up leaving after just a handful of songs…  The problem was that the Middle East’s downstairs has a really low ceiling, therefore, the screen wasn’t placed that high, therefore, I spent most of my time looking at the backs of heads as opposed to the screen.   The video quality was really good, especially considering they were using a Dell projector, which probably wasn’t tuned as well for video as a nice HDTV set would be.  The sound was amazing, the one big plus for doing the screening at a club as opposed to a theatre.

There was a deal where if you preordered the DVD, you got a lithograph, but I passed on it..  Their preorder prices were way too high ($18 for the DVD, vs. $14 on Amazon), and since I’ll be getting an HDTV in the near future, I’d rather buy one of the HD formats.  Unfortunately, I have no idea which HD format (HD-DVD or Bluray) to support, so I think I’ll just hold off on buying this one until I actually have the gear available.  But once all those questions are answered, there’s no doubt that I’ll be buying this release, it is simply gorgeous.

Worlock, Remastered

Skinny Puppy’s video for Worlock is considered by many one of the scariest music videos. I don’t know about “scary”, but it’s one of my favorites.. It is an assemblage of clips of horror films, and with that inherited all kinds of copyright headaches. I have it on VHS somewhere, but no longer have a VCR to play it with. Even if I did, it’s a late generation dub..

Some saint painstakingly recreated the Worlock video, using modern DVD-quality video where possible (and it seems to have been possible for most of the films “sampled”. It is amazing. Be sure to grab the WMV9 version as opposed to the overcompressed EewTube version. The creator has promised a MPEG-2 version of the video, which should be awesome.