U2 DVD boxed-set announced

Pop-afficionados world wide and among U2log.com staff have been anxiously waiting for U2’s Popmart Live from Mexico show to be released on DVD. The wait is almost over, it seems. Universal New Zealand have informed fansite U2 New Zooland that the previously rumoured ‘U2 DVD boxed-set’ has appeared on their release-schedule for September 2005.

The set will contain three titles: Live at Red Rocks, Zoo TV Live from Sydney and Popmart Live from Mexico.

(via U2 New Zooland)

54 thoughts on “U2 DVD boxed-set announced

  1. What do you mean with full versions? The VHS releases were also full shows….

    I’m personally hoping on some cool extra features… Other then the Zoo-TV Sydney and the Popmart Mexico shows there is very little official video material of these 2 tours….

  2. What do you mean with full versions? The VHS releases were also full shows….

    I’m personally hoping on some cool extra features… Other then the Zoo-TV Sydney and the Popmart Mexico shows there is very little official video material of these 2 tours….

  3. very excited about the extra content of those DVDs. just thinking of something like a proper guide throught the POPMART underworld….*yay*…or in depth interviews with crew members…..an official extra documentary to edge´s setup…..through the years….*fainting*…oh i don´t even dare to think of that…LOL ;-))

  4. very excited about the extra content of those DVDs. just thinking of something like a proper guide throught the POPMART underworld….*yay*…or in depth interviews with crew members…..an official extra documentary to edge´s setup…..through the years….*fainting*…oh i don´t even dare to think of that…LOL ;-))

  5. No, ZooTV has been missing “Tryin’ to throw your arms” and the “Confessions”…but I’m not positive that they managed to solve all the legal issues concerning the guest appearances on these parts of the show.

  6. No, ZooTV has been missing “Tryin’ to throw your arms” and the “Confessions”…but I’m not positive that they managed to solve all the legal issues concerning the guest appearances on these parts of the show.

  7. uhm. after the complete shocker and utter dissapointment this morning that Adobe is acquiring Macromedia, the extremely exciting news that these shows are on DVD almost made me wet my pants.

    What a day.

    My Zoo-TV and Popmart tapes are pretty worn out and is in definite need of a replacement! =)

  8. uhm. after the complete shocker and utter dissapointment this morning that Adobe is acquiring Macromedia, the extremely exciting news that these shows are on DVD almost made me wet my pants.

    What a day.

    My Zoo-TV and Popmart tapes are pretty worn out and is in definite need of a replacement! =)

  9. Oh. And whatever happened to the DVD re-release of the Best Of 1980-1990 collection?

    🙁

  10. Oh. And whatever happened to the DVD re-release of the Best Of 1980-1990 collection?

    🙁

  11. This is the best U2 news I’ve received in quite a while! I’ve been waiting for ages for the ZOOTV release on DVD…That show completely changed my view of U2 and made me an absolute freak for them! Never seen the Red Rocks concert (have the UABRS album, but never seen the show!)…Early Christmas present from me to me I see!!!

  12. This is the best U2 news I’ve received in quite a while! I’ve been waiting for ages for the ZOOTV release on DVD…That show completely changed my view of U2 and made me an absolute freak for them! Never seen the Red Rocks concert (have the UABRS album, but never seen the show!)…Early Christmas present from me to me I see!!!

  13. eeeeeks. Talk about lazy on a Monday morning eh? Sorry Caroline, I usually do follow the links to the main story. ooopsies. don’t shoot. 😉

  14. eeeeeks. Talk about lazy on a Monday morning eh? Sorry Caroline, I usually do follow the links to the main story. ooopsies. don’t shoot. 😉

  15. Finally!

    A dvd release of U2’s Live at Red Rocks, Zoo TV Live from Sydney, and Popmart Live from Mexico City. The U2 DVD Box set. It’s about time….

  16. Finally!

    A dvd release of U2’s Live at Red Rocks, Zoo TV Live from Sydney, and Popmart Live from Mexico City. The U2 DVD Box set. It’s about time….

  17. Correct, the Sydney show is missing “Tryin'” and the confession booth. PopMart is pretty-much the entire show, but Red Rocks has a lot more footage in the vaults. Apparently, some guy in Denver who worked for a local TV station that aired the show owned the rights to a lot of this extra footage and recently sold it back to U2.

    These releases have been a long time coming, especially since ZOO TV and PopMart were just made to go nicely with a DVD, and not a crappy VHS tape. I know Willie Williams would want a whole slew of extra footage from the ZOO & Pop tours to appear on the DVD, so I hope the band agreed to it. Every single show from ZOO TV, PopMart, and Elevation was recorded to video, so I hope we see this initial box set as a starting point for U2 to unleash some high-quality video from their vaults.

  18. Correct, the Sydney show is missing “Tryin'” and the confession booth. PopMart is pretty-much the entire show, but Red Rocks has a lot more footage in the vaults. Apparently, some guy in Denver who worked for a local TV station that aired the show owned the rights to a lot of this extra footage and recently sold it back to U2.

    These releases have been a long time coming, especially since ZOO TV and PopMart were just made to go nicely with a DVD, and not a crappy VHS tape. I know Willie Williams would want a whole slew of extra footage from the ZOO & Pop tours to appear on the DVD, so I hope the band agreed to it. Every single show from ZOO TV, PopMart, and Elevation was recorded to video, so I hope we see this initial box set as a starting point for U2 to unleash some high-quality video from their vaults.

  19. This is really great news!!! Having these shows will be plenty, but I do hope they do some bonus features as well… Do you guys think this probably means that there will not be a Vertigo DVD until 2006??? Didn’t the Elevation in Boston show come out while the tour was still going on??? Also, I hope they do a big package for 80 to 90 like 90 to 00 was…

  20. This is really great news!!! Having these shows will be plenty, but I do hope they do some bonus features as well… Do you guys think this probably means that there will not be a Vertigo DVD until 2006??? Didn’t the Elevation in Boston show come out while the tour was still going on??? Also, I hope they do a big package for 80 to 90 like 90 to 00 was…

  21. ouch, you got me, i knew today was a bad day to test out my wings, i really wish that they would release some of the other pop shows like johannesburg or something

  22. ouch, you got me, i knew today was a bad day to test out my wings, i really wish that they would release some of the other pop shows like johannesburg or something

  23. Flanagan’s book talks about the triplecast, which they were planning for the Sydney broadcast. It was like a multiangle broadcast of the show, with additional material. It was eventually dropped, but now that DVD can handle multiangles, it would be great if they released it that way.

  24. Flanagan’s book talks about the triplecast, which they were planning for the Sydney broadcast. It was like a multiangle broadcast of the show, with additional material. It was eventually dropped, but now that DVD can handle multiangles, it would be great if they released it that way.

  25. Wow, that’s interesting about the triplecast… and strange to think they were considering that back in 1993.

    The Jo-Burg show would be an amazing DVD release, not to mention Santiago ’98, which I think is still the strongest of the three.

    They’re all in the vaults folks… screaming to be released.

  26. Wow, that’s interesting about the triplecast… and strange to think they were considering that back in 1993.

    The Jo-Burg show would be an amazing DVD release, not to mention Santiago ’98, which I think is still the strongest of the three.

    They’re all in the vaults folks… screaming to be released.

  27. Ryan: I was really disappointed with 90 to 00 on DVD. Having the alternate videos was nice, and the few commentaries that there were on the disc were quite good, but there wasn’t nearly enough input from the band – the history mix had a really great selection of quotes and snippets from them (bono: “Pop – to make or cause a small explosive sound”, etc) and that was really lacking. You didn’t feel the rich themes of irony and sex that came through with Achtung Baby.

    Apple and Sony are both developing ‘iTMS for Film’ so maybe, though it is a tiny chance, we’ll see all the U2 shows ever filmed released on there. I doubt it, but we can hope.

  28. Ryan: I was really disappointed with 90 to 00 on DVD. Having the alternate videos was nice, and the few commentaries that there were on the disc were quite good, but there wasn’t nearly enough input from the band – the history mix had a really great selection of quotes and snippets from them (bono: “Pop – to make or cause a small explosive sound”, etc) and that was really lacking. You didn’t feel the rich themes of irony and sex that came through with Achtung Baby.

    Apple and Sony are both developing ‘iTMS for Film’ so maybe, though it is a tiny chance, we’ll see all the U2 shows ever filmed released on there. I doubt it, but we can hope.

  29. I can see that, but it was really comprehensive in the fact that it had every version of every video (at least that I am familiar with)… Exceptions: Night and Day, Save the Children, A Year in Pop documentary… Yeah, I guess there could have been more to it, but I kind of got the impression that the band didn’t even treat it like a real release… I still thought the 3 little documentaries were really nice touches as well as the directors commentary… I guess I would immediatelty find a 1980’s collection much more interesting because some of that stuff is much more rare now… I still have never seen a decent copy of the video to “Two Hearts…” yet… If I had my druthers, they’d have to come out with a 4 hour DVD with the entire rooftop concert in L.A., a documentary about why the hell no one has ever seen the Red Hill Mining Town video and of course, that video, and a zillion other things… I guess anything is better than nothing!!!

  30. I can see that, but it was really comprehensive in the fact that it had every version of every video (at least that I am familiar with)… Exceptions: Night and Day, Save the Children, A Year in Pop documentary… Yeah, I guess there could have been more to it, but I kind of got the impression that the band didn’t even treat it like a real release… I still thought the 3 little documentaries were really nice touches as well as the directors commentary… I guess I would immediatelty find a 1980’s collection much more interesting because some of that stuff is much more rare now… I still have never seen a decent copy of the video to “Two Hearts…” yet… If I had my druthers, they’d have to come out with a 4 hour DVD with the entire rooftop concert in L.A., a documentary about why the hell no one has ever seen the Red Hill Mining Town video and of course, that video, and a zillion other things… I guess anything is better than nothing!!!

  31. On the 1980-90 DVD, I sure hope they include the Red Hill Mining Town video. But, can anyone tell me why on the VHS release, the video for When Love Comes To Town was a cut-and-paste job from the Rattle & Hum movie? I thought U2 shot a standalone video for the song??

  32. On the 1980-90 DVD, I sure hope they include the Red Hill Mining Town video. But, can anyone tell me why on the VHS release, the video for When Love Comes To Town was a cut-and-paste job from the Rattle & Hum movie? I thought U2 shot a standalone video for the song??

  33. Hi, u282. Thanks for pointing out the site. The “standalone” video I’m talking about is version 2 of WLCTT.

  34. Hi, u282. Thanks for pointing out the site. The “standalone” video I’m talking about is version 2 of WLCTT.

  35. I’m all for these dvd releases. Zoo TV has a lot of footage and I’d like to see some extras on that disc. One of the best interviews was the MTV interview with Kurt Loder. That would be a nice addition. Also, some footage from different shows during that tour. Even some behind the scenes footage. The multi-angle version of the Sydney show would be nice to have. If you remember that show was first broadcasted in Mono. The VHS is stereo obviously. As for Pop and Blood Red Sky, more footage would be nice. I can’t wait to add these to the massive U2 collection I have.

  36. I’m all for these dvd releases. Zoo TV has a lot of footage and I’d like to see some extras on that disc. One of the best interviews was the MTV interview with Kurt Loder. That would be a nice addition. Also, some footage from different shows during that tour. Even some behind the scenes footage. The multi-angle version of the Sydney show would be nice to have. If you remember that show was first broadcasted in Mono. The VHS is stereo obviously. As for Pop and Blood Red Sky, more footage would be nice. I can’t wait to add these to the massive U2 collection I have.

  37. the best news for month – I was soooooo tired of waiting for this…

    Every little band has more DVDs than the biggest band in the world (I never understood this)

    I think we can really expect a complete overworked version of these releases. If you look at the Best of 1990-2000 DVD at the song “Gone” from Popmart – it was completly new cutted. – much more better than on the VHS. I really hope that they did this also to the “Red Rock” and “Zoo TV” Concerts.

    I am just happy – finally good sound and good picture quality to this great stuff (and not a stupid Hamilton Movie that is even better – I hate the style of this Hamilton-Dude – )

  38. the best news for month – I was soooooo tired of waiting for this…

    Every little band has more DVDs than the biggest band in the world (I never understood this)

    I think we can really expect a complete overworked version of these releases. If you look at the Best of 1990-2000 DVD at the song “Gone” from Popmart – it was completly new cutted. – much more better than on the VHS. I really hope that they did this also to the “Red Rock” and “Zoo TV” Concerts.

    I am just happy – finally good sound and good picture quality to this great stuff (and not a stupid Hamilton Movie that is even better – I hate the style of this Hamilton-Dude – )

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