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Various: Release The Bats DVDRelease The Bats DVD (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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Release The Bats consists of video footage that was "deemed unfit for Fall Out Boy's My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue" and combines "Jackass"-styled pranks, stunts, and skits, with some musical performances. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy is responsible for most of the film. He directs.


Release The Bats consists of video footage that was "deemed unfit for Fall Out Boy's My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue" and combines "Jackass"-styled pranks, stunts, and skits, with some musical performances.

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy is responsible for most of the film. He directs, films, and participates in most of the action. The other members of Fall Out Boy aren't seen very often, but instead Pete's friends take up most of the on-screen time with CKY-like antics.

The film gets slow at points, but packs plenty of hilarious (as well as cringeworthy and nauseating) moments. You get to witness everything from Wentz drinking his own piss and a friend eating his own vomit to a group of people shooting fireworks at a guy on a mini-bike with a knight's helmet on his head, exploding tennis balls, horrible stage dives, and mischief with a paintball gun.

What are really disappointing here are the musical performances. Besides Fall Out Boy's short clips in Japan and Detroit, the other bands all have the album version of their songs playing over the live footage. So instead of getting a live performance you get what looks like a cheap music video for bands like Gym Class Heroes, Armor For Sleep, and Underoath. Even Fall Out Boy's performances, which utilize the actual live sound, don't fare much better thanks to a poor vantage point on the side of the stage.

If you are looking for some laughs check this out, but if you are looking for live performances, you will be disappointed.

 


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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.
XemoboysarelifeX (May 22, 2006)

this movie is awesome if you dont like it you can kiss my ass.
and my friend says that if you dont like patrick stump and that he is fat you can go to hell

XemoboysarelifeX (May 22, 2006)

this movie is awesome if you dont like it you can kiss my ass.
and my friend says that if you dont like patrick stump and that he is hat you can go to hell

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

this was such a funny movie! i love ti. but there are some parts where you just want to puke. i hope you all like it. oh yah! and pete wentz is the hottest man a live!

Anonymous (April 9, 2006)

this dvd is so fricken funny just go out and buy it cause it is funny and peter doing stupid things only makes u like him more

Anonymous (August 10, 2005)

this rocks who cares about the performances i love seeing pete do those crazy things

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

How about this:
If you don't like Fall Out Boy then just leave because if they didn't have any fans then they wouldn't have made it as far as they have. So therefore your opinion on them doesn't even matter. It's not like you saying anything bad about them is going to influence them to be all "Oh my gosh, this group of people doesn't like us! Let's stop making music! Now! We don;t want to confuse them!" Yeah... riiight. So just be respectful and leave and find something other to do than making fun of a band you don't like.

Please & Thank You much.

Anonymous (June 16, 2005)

this does sound lame...if you really like fallout boy then youll prolly like this, otherwise i dont know

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

The DVD was pretty entertaining but i would only recommend it if you are a huge fall out boy fan. (which i assume most people on this site are not)

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

a riot at the warped tour in detroit? I must've missed that, somebody fill me in.

SkolarX (June 10, 2005)

really boring dvd. the only funny thing was finally getting to see what the rukus was about with the detroit warped tour riot last year.

SoupIsGoodFood (June 10, 2005)

Yeah, Interpunk sent me a sticker of this supposed Clandestine's logo, and I put it on my CD player. I feel bad now that I know what it is.

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

Yeah, I thought this was a review for that 31G tribute for the Birthday Party and I see this bullshit. What a bunch of assholes.

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

This sounds like the biggest pile of shit ever. And Fallout Boy deserves to die for stealing the title from the Birthday Party. Now a Birthday party DVD, that would be interesting...

TahoeJeff (June 10, 2005)

You know Fall Out Boy, it was bad when you decided that you would dress up and pretend to be punk. But this... Now that there's a market for it (which you're a little late for), you try and make some cash by pretending to be the CKY/Jackass crew? Fucking sad...

BrandonSideleau (June 10, 2005)

ahhhh....i saw "Release the Bats" and thought "Fuck yeah! Birthday Party!" but then i saw this shit.

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

Actually, now that I'm thinking about it REAL karma would have been having some dude take a dump in his ears.

allison_le_gnome (June 10, 2005)

Did we really need a review for that?

http://www.audioscrobbler.com/group/tatexcore

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

"Wentz drinking his own piss"

See? Karma is real!

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