"After watching this DVD, the song 'Stay Away' comes to mind. In other words, stay away from this DVD!
"I was quite surprised to find this DVD anywhere, let alone Best Buy. From what I've heard, it was a rare DVD to find. With that in mind, I snatched up the DVD and ran home to watch it. While it is... insightful, it really has little to do with its main subject: Kurt Cobain.
"The movie starts off with some information about Aberdeen, Cobain's hometown. Nothing new there. Then for about half of the DVD, it has people talking about the history of grunge and how it came to be. This was really the only part of the DVD I enjoyed. It was very informative. However, this information is probably floating around on the Internet somewhere. But then
again, what isn't?
"The second part is mainly interviews with people who interacted with Nirvana. Cobain's photographer has a lot to say. I also enjoyed listening to him talk. He also showed some picture of Cobain, Courtney, Frances Bean, and Nirvana that I enjoyed.
"During the final segments of the DVD, it shows people reacting the Cobain's death. This is footage that was taken in 1994. It shows people crying and mourning him. It also shows a bridge that is covered with Nirvana lyrics and people's own personal tribute to the man who's voice will always be a part of them.
"So if this DVD is so informative, why do I hate it so? Because outside of the history of grunge, none of this information is new! Most of the info on Cobain comes in the form of a scrolling bar on the bottom. There are three interviews with Nirvana. Two of them can be seen, in part, on the Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! video. The third one is backstage at an MTV show.
"It also has a section on the 1992 Reading Festival. I think even the beginner Nirvana collector knows all there is to know about that show. So why waste time talking about it?
"So my main problem with this DVD is that it's more about the genre of grunge and how it came to be rather than about Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. I really felt ripped-off that the title was so misleading.
"In conclusion, this movie was really a letdown. People who simply must have anything and everything Nirvana related will probably pick this up anyway. But for the people who are more interested in conserving their money, I suggest renting this movie. Do NOT pay the ridiculous prices this DVD goes for on eBay. If you simply must have it, I suggest checking used video
stores or something of that nature."