Written August 20, 2014
Being a Led-head since 1969 my wife and I were very excited to see this movie - it did not disappoint! Songs performed were a best-of their whole catalog, (incl. SWTH...yuk) The concert was done in 2007 thus was tamer than "Song Remains the Same" and the DVD collection that Jimmy Page released a few years ago, but still a great performance. The Sound was loud enough to rock with, but not bone crushing loud... *but* the surround sound was very light and did not have the echos and reverb (or crowd ambiance) I expected. For gearheads, Page did not have *all* of his guitars (only 3 Les Pauls and the double-SG), and his amp backline was limited to 4 Oranges, 2 Plexis, and 2 Petersbergs (Russian semi-marshal clones); however he did have a modern Thermin and a monster custom pedalboard! My normally sedate wife swooned, "Jimmy is *the* Guitar God""!
Written July 24, 2014
I saw the concert movie last night 10/18/12 at the movie theater and it was AMAZING! Everyone in the theater was really into it! It was like we all were there in person! Led Zep's performance was Fantastic! They Rocked the place! It was really Great! It was great to see all the guys back jamming together again with Bonham's son Jason! Jason really sounds like his dad on those drums! I will surely buy the DVD when it comes out 11/19/12! Can't wait to see it again!
Very long time Zep fan,
Written July 26, 2014
What a thrill to see Page, Plant, and Jones on stage again, with Bonham's son. A great performance - unbelievable how good they were on stage.I was worried that 30 years would show in the performance, but if it did, it was only in the sense that they were better. Tons of energy. Plant is still a golden god, just a little more grizzled. Led Zep had a few unfortunate public performances since Bonham's death, but this concert makes up for that in spades. The movie was a celebration, but also a farewell to an era, and I was both thrilled and a little melancholy that it was likely their final hurrah. But it's the best hurrah they could have offered.
Written October 19, 2012
My buddy and I left after a half hour for two main reasons. The biggest being the audio. I'm not sure if it was the mix or the theater (AMC), most likely the later. As soon as it started it was noticeably too quiet. As the movie played all you could mainly hear was guitar and vocals, the drums were buried. Zep is known for their power and without those drums there's no power. The commercial sounded great, this didn't. I've seen plenty of action movies that sounded way better and were louder than this. The second reason we left was the actual editing of the movie. Not the greatest. I have Rush, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, etc. dvds that are far better than this.
Written October 19, 2012
Fantastic use of concert filming, not a documentary style, just crisp spot-on musical execution! The defining moment is when Page & Plant look on as Jason Bonham rams it home, and they are smiling with pride. Very cool! Every song They played was the BEST version of the track I had ever heard.