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Rent Dream Theater: Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York (2000)

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3h 10min
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Amid the lo-fi wasteland of the 1990's, Dream Theater were an unashamedly unhip throwback to the glory days of progressive rock; and in their 1999 album Scenes from a Memory they even dared to exhume that once-extinct species, the concept album. In 2000 the band took Scenes on the road, and the resulting concert footage is a testament both to their musical creativity and the fanatical loyalty of their audiences. Filmed on a sweltering August evening in New York, this was the last time the band played the album right through, using an on-stage narrator and even bringing on a Gospel choir for the grand finale.
But the heat of the night is nothing to that generated by the blistering performances from a group of unrepentant muses who like nothing better than to play in complex time signatures and thrash out lengthy riffs at dizzying speed. Those not already converted will doubtless be puzzled by the sight of five hairy blokes earnestly expounding a quasi-operatic story of dying and "learning to live", while drummer/director Mike Portnoy?s decision to inter-cut film snippets of the album's story with the concert footage seems redundant. But fans of this band, and anyone who yearn for the classic days of Rush, Genesis and Yes, will have nothing to complain about here: don?t believe the music press, prog-rock is alive and well.

- Regression
- Overture 1928
- Strange Deja Vu
- Through My Words
- Fatal Tragedy
- Beyond This Life
- John and Theresa Solo Spot
- Through Her Eyes; Home
- The Dance of Eternity
- One Last Time
- The Spirit Carries On
- Finally Free
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Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Run Time:
190 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • Metropolis 2000 Photo Gallery
  • Deleted Scenes

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