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Old 06-02-03, 08:03 PM
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Essential Clash DVD 6/17



This rocks so hard !


Released for the first time on DVD and bringing together the bands videos along with rare and unseen footage including Hell W10.



Tracklisting:

Clash on Broadway trailer including 'London Calling' & 'Radio Clash'
White Riot
Complete Control
Tommy Gun
Clampdown
Train in Vain
London Calling
Bank Robber
The Call Up
Rock the Casbah
Should I Stay or Should I Go? (live)
Career Opportunities (live)


DVD Video Special Features:

Hell W10 - Written and directed by Joe Strummer, this silent movie shot in black & white, saw band members and their friends in a tale of drugs and gangsters in West London, was made in the summer of 1983, when The Clash were supposed to be on a break in-between touring.
Promo footage (1976) - including '1977', 'White Riot' & 'London's Burning'
Interview clip - London Weekend Show 1976
Discography
Digitally Mastered
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
PCM Stereo
Interactive Menus

They were going to re-release the Westway to the World with the videos on it, but at the last minue decided not to screw fans who already owned Westway. I just wish this had the same title as the laserdisc, "This Is Video Clash" is so much better than "Essential Clash."

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Awesome! I was gonna double dip had they went with the Westway re-release route, but this is even better. I can't wait.
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right on! i can't wait to watch the rock the casbah video again without having to watch mtv2 at 4am. such a hillarious clip.
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You made my day, thanks!
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No prob . I didn't actually know about it until I saw a mini-review of the DVD in my copy of Blender yesterday. Like everyone else I was preparing to buy the special edition of Westway to the World.

I am just glad to finally be able to watch all the videos !
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Looks like This is Video Clash on DVD except with Career Opportunities (live) added and Hell W10. Is Radio Clash live or not. Radio Clash is not live on This is Video Clash.

VHS cover:


VCD Cover:


BTW, this is still available in VHS and VCD already. Didn't know there was a laserdisc.
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Can someone tell me what this "Westway to the World " is and on what format it's on? How is it different from the "Essential Clash"?

Also, did anyone see the documentary that aired on VH1 sometime back? It wasn't your typical "Behind the Music" doc...this one was line an hour and a half-two hours long and really dug deep into the band from the beginning to the end. Can anyone please tell the name of that VH1 special and is it available anywhere?
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Westway to the World is a docu on the Clash. on DVD. it might have been what you saw on VH-1, although if it was, it was undoubtably edited. great docu overall!
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im gonna get this. i never heard about it until now. the clash are a kick ass band
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Thanks. Can someone provide a link to where I can order WttW online?
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Thanks, I forgot this was coming out next Tuesday!
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Looks like we are going to have to wait one more week for this one .

Every site except for DVDEmpire is listing it as a 6/17 release, so I guess it was pushed back...
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Well, anyone grabbed this yet? What's the verdict? Yay or nay? Is it better than WttW? Give impressions
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I ordered it from Sony Music.com and got a free poster too! It shipped yesterday and should be here by the release date (6/17).
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Just got it today and put it in, and so far it is a winner !

If you enjoy the Clash this one is a no brainer, if you can find it tomorrow (6/17) you should definitely look into purchasing it.
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Hopefully I'll find this for a decent price. Can't wait to get it.

If anyone finds it at a B&M please post where and the price.
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Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
Hopefully I'll find this for a decent price. Can't wait to get it.

If anyone finds it at a B&M please post where and the price.

My best buy had it for 9.99 as did another local retailer.

For 10 bucks it's a must own for Clash fans, but unless your a big Clash fan it's not worth getting. There really isn't much on the DVD, but the performance at Shey stadium maked the DVD worth it. I think people forget just how popular the Clash are.
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9.99? It's $20 list. Thanks-hopefully I'll find the same price.

It's 103 minutes so there should be something on there for me.
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Yeah, a lot of the footage from Westway To the World is recycled into the music videos (or is it the other way around?) because Don Letts filmed all of their videos and the WTTW. Either way, some of the tracks like the performance of "Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?" at Shea Stadium, or their only real video "Rock The Casbah" make this an essential to a big clash fan.
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Anyone get this one yet? How is the sound and picture quality?
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Picture is almost perfect (considering the source) with almost no imperfections. The sound is DD 2.0 and 5.1. I don't have a home theatre, so I couldn't check out 5.1; 2.0 is really good.

If you are a Clash fan, pick this one up .
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Has anyone seen it at Best Buy? I've been to three of them and had no luck.

Sessa17 said they had it for 9.99 at his store and the website shows it at 14.99.
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Originally posted by Brain Stew
Picture is almost perfect (considering the source) with almost no imperfections. The sound is DD 2.0 and 5.1. I don't have a home theatre, so I couldn't check out 5.1; 2.0 is really good.

If you are a Clash fan, pick this one up .
I finally got this one, and yes I also recommend it. However I do not see any improvement in video quality over the VHS tape (not unusual for something that old though) and the same for sound quality is probably also the same. Yes, I do like the additional videos not on the tape.
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It's astounding to me that the Clash was probably the greatest live punk band EVER and no one ever thought to videotape or film one of their concerts. I guess the same is true for lots of bands.

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