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Various: Victory Video Collection Volume 3 DVDVictory Video Collection Volume 3 DVD (2003)
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I've decided that the thing I love about any punk compilation is that they are generally low priced. Why have high expectations for something that essentially only cost you about an hour and a half of your life working the register at White Castle. And punk video comps are no different to this notio.


I've decided that the thing I love about any punk compilation is that they are generally low priced. Why have high expectations for something that essentially only cost you about an hour and a half of your life working the register at White Castle. And punk video comps are no different to this notion. Take for example, the latest Tooth and Nail DVD, "The Nail" -- a DVD with many average artists, yet the extra footage and the low price of $6 made it more than worth it.

Enter Victory Records' "Video Collection vol. 3." After the success of 2002's volume, you'd think that they would step it up a notch with video budgets and DVD options. But the result is below mediocre. Watching videos by Silverstein and Glasseater was like watching some kid's senior video project -- both cheaply made and directionless.

For their bigger, marquee bands like Atreyu, Reunion Show and Snapcase, Victory spent some decent money to get them played on a local cable access video show or Fuse.

Overall the Victory DVD is pretty average. There are no good special features, save the "uncut" versions of select videos.

The videos lack the budgets of their previous releases and the artist roster is hit or miss. I doubt that fans of Atreyu will like Spitalfield (who had the best video by far); and though that shows Victory's "diversity," it also signals Victory's desire to be more like Drive Thru.

What was most surprising was the absense of the last two Taking Back Sunday videos for "Cute Without the E" and "You're So Last Summer," which would've been high selling points for the label had they included their biggest act's most popular music videos.

I would hope that after this disaster, Victory will put more money into their bands' videos and their releases, because the only low priced thing about this release are the budgets of the music videos.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
FortyMinutesWest (November 10, 2003)

I own the DA DVD, it's decent. Lambgoat has an in-depth review of it.

kenfuggit (November 10, 2003)

Has anyone seen the Discordance Axis DVD that came out sometime last year? Wait a minute...Does anyone here know who Discordance Axis is?

If someone owns/has the DA DVD, get in touch, I have a few questions for you.

Oh and the rest of you, Victory Records cleans my prostate with its collective tounge. If it were not for this special service, I would hate this label outright.

-Ken, the bright little center of your universe

TheOneTrueBill (November 9, 2003)

all that jazz about prices makes me want to start liking bands on victory!

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

I wasn't trying to piss you off. If you plug your shitty site, expect some negative feedback.

-BSD

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

Scott, your site sucks as bad as your taste in music. Go clean your room.

While w're on the list of things that suck, perhaps you should add your 'rips' that are just futile 8th grade recess tries at pissing people off. Yawn. How about that sandwhich?

P.S. - Design a better site, then talk to me.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(THANKS CHIEF!

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

For their bigger, marquee bands like Atreyu, Reunion Show and Snapcase

reunion show is shit and always was ... they were never a marquee band.

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

Scott, your site sucks as bad as your taste in music. Go clean your room.

-BSD

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

i will clean your room if you make me a mixtape of blink182 and spit.

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

Hmmm, I'm not sure, but I think most Spitafield "fans" would say they hate GC, NFG, Blink, all of that pop rock garbage, but Spitafield is just as bad as them. Terrible music for little girls to clean their rooms to.

I'm a twenty year old male, I like Blink 182 and I like Spitalfield. News to me that I'm a girl though.

Anyone wanna help me clean my room?

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com
(The Meatrix)

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

Hmmm, I'm not sure, but I think most Spitafield "fans" would say they hate GC, NFG, Blink, all of that pop rock garbage, but Spitafield is just as bad as them. Terrible music for little girls to clean their rooms to. This label MUST be stopped.

-BSD

Anonymous (November 8, 2003)

spitalfield had the best video?

Anonymous (November 8, 2003)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Victory Records! Why do they still try? They've tried moshcore (all throughout the early 90's) and now they've moved on to Emo (after being bought partway by a major-So I've heard). It so cute when terrible labels attempt to put out records.
The guy who thinks that snapcase is the best HC band ever will surely love this.

I've got to get this, just so I can MST3K the video with my robot pals.

-Love Always, Ken

ElVaquero (November 7, 2003)

i am a fan of atreyu and spitalfield. nyah.

Anonymous (November 7, 2003)

The reason why taking back sunday wasn't included is because there was enough suckage on this dvd.

Anonymous (November 7, 2003)

I agree some of these videos where lame, and TBS not being on it, sounds fishy!

Anonymous (November 7, 2003)

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