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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
The best of the best!!!!
I bought all 3 copies from Amazon, two excellent copies and the other copy that I bought from a seller that wasn't good. "The Nightmare" is a classic and it's worth every penny, nickel, dime and dollar!!!!! I saw this on TV when I was 17 in 1975. To me, it was like horror (Vincent Price) and comedy (Alice Cooper) together. The videos in "The Nightmare" were great. "Welcome to my Nightmare" was the first song. A great introduction to a great video. "Devil's Food" was a little scary at the time, but great. "Some Folks" was done Broadway style. "Only Women Bleed" (with now-wife Sheryl) was wonderful - Sheryl did such a fantastic job with her ballet! If you've never seen ballet before, it made my heart melt the way Sheryl danced. Sheryl kept "in tune" with the song very well. "Cold Ethyl" was an excellent song/video with Alice and Linda Googh. Linda came out of a freezer and was dressed in a beautiful white outfit (like a teddy) with different-colored sequens and white feathers, white hose and shoes. It couldn't have been better. "The Black Widow" with Vincent Price and Alice was priceless.
The others: "Years Ago" was a sad song done by Alice. "Department of Youth" was a fantastic song/video. "Years ago" (reprise) was also great! "Steven" was GREAT! "The Awakening", "Ballad of Dwight Fry" (from the "Love it to Death" LP fit VERY WELL into "The Nightmare"), "Escape" and "The Awakening" (reprise) were ALL equally well done. These three videos of mine will alway be cherished. If you are an Alice Cooper fan, and you have never seen this, please get it. You won't regret it. The rating is only five stars. I would give it more.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By B. Waring
This video is currently only available on VHS, but if you're a diehard Alice Cooper fan, you absolutely need this! Yes, it will be expensive, but totally worth it. This was the first of its' kind, and filmed in Canada - the first long-form video (aside from the promo made of "Elected") before there was an outlet to play them. It was aired as a TV special - no MTV in 1975. Vincent Price guest-stars, which thrilled Alice to no end. This is classic Alice, and my favorite part is where Vincent Price has him on a leash, showing him the spiders. I keep hoping they will put this on DVD, but no luck so far... Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this video, before there aren't any left!
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Alice is Back
By Alan Tangey
There has never been a rock star like Alice Cooper, and though there are many other concert videos that presents many phases of his career..."The Nightmare Returns" is probably the best. Fresh out a second stint with rehab, and admitting himself this was the tour that saw him playing totally sober in front of audiences. I also marked the return to the musical style that had pushed Alice Cooper to the top of the charts through most of the seventies. On Halloween 1986, Alice returned to the place of his birth (and by the way mine too) to perform a concert broadcast live on MTV. This show is the result. Remastering the sound and vidwo has improved this already powerful performance which features a tight band headed by muscleman guitarist Kane Roberts and infamous bassist Kip Winger. The set is just as tight featuring many cuts from the then new "Constrictor" album including a fitful and magically delivered "Tennage Frankenstein" and anthemic "The World Needs Guts". It also has all the Alice classics like "18", "Billion Dollar Babies", "School's Out" and of coures opening the set with an entrance like only Alice can make, "Welcome to My Nightmare". The staging is just as visually stunning as has been part of the Alice Cooper persona ever since the very earliest of days. But as any Alice fan knows,the songs stand alone, and the visuals are a major overwhelmingly exciting plus. A true fan will want to collect many of the other available video titles (as I have) but if you are looking for one concert video that shows Alice Cooper personafied...this is one. The possible only detractor to that would be if you are looking for Alice's best selling single "Poison", it did not yet exsist when this show was performed, you won't get it. This is however the very best way to entertain a Halloween party, escpecially considering this was the day it was perfromed.