DVD review BRUCE DICKINSON ‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’

There are many DVD’s and Blu-Rays, capturing fantastic shows and concerts of rock and metal bands; moments that were great and a true highlight for fans. DVD’s and Blu-Rays are a great tool to let even more fans participate in these concerts that solely the ones that were lucky enough to get a ticket.

Today I write a review about a concert that was performed under totally different circumstances than the normal ones. Already the title implicates that things are different when it comes to this thrilling release that is about metal, but basically about far more.

‘Scream for me Sarajevo’ is the title of a DVD that is a documentary of a live show that is touching up to date. It was in the chaos of Bosnian War when iconic Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and his solo band Skunkworks embarked on a trip to a war zone for playing a concert that stayed in everybody’s mind forever. Everybody involved risked their lives for this show in the year 1994 and this movie gives at least an impression of this unusual and dangerous adventure. It’s heart-breaking.

‘Scream for me Sarajevo’ describes the circumstances of a live show and it’s realisation, done in a city that was under siege for years. It shows the destructive and evil sides of war as well as it gives hope by a vital art scene, being the creative counterpart and resistance to war and destruction. Carpe diem had never a bigger meaning than for fans who have been part of this concert. What gets across too is the impact the show had on the people of Sarajevo that felt forgotten by the world. The concert gave them hope and helped them to forget about war, at least for a few hours. All of a sudden there was a rock singer from the UK with his bandmates that took all the risk on their shoulders to get to the city and play for the people of Sarajevo.

It’s impressive to listen to Dickinson, band mates and others involved, sharing their impressions, feelings and thoughts during this high-risk trip into the unknown. ‘Scream for me Sarajevo’ is a fascinating film that addresses the evil of war, the fate of people and the power of art and music, the latter uniting people rather than dividing. ‘Scream for me Sarajevo’ is a documentary I can highly recommend … and it goes without saying that this release can’t get a rate. It’s an impressive and touching film you shouldn’t miss.

PS: Next to all the documentary  the songs of the documentary will be released as a CD and 2LP, featuring rare recordings such as ‘Acoustic Song’.

 

DVD

  • Picture Format: 16:9
  • Runtime: 95 Minutes                   
  • Audio Formats: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (BR) 

BLU-RAY

  • Picture Format: 16:9
  • Runtime: 95 Minutes
  • Audio Formats: LPCM Stereo
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (BR)

 

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