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Himself (segment "Head Like a Hole")
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Himself / Podboy (segment "Head Like a Hole")
James Wooley ...
(segment "Head Like a Hole")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ginger Fish ...
Himself (segment "Documentary")
Bob Flanagan ...
Slave (segment "Happiness in Slavery")
Madonna Wayne Gacy ...
Himself (segment "Documentary")
Jessicka ...
Jeordie White ...
Himself (segment "Documentary") (as Twiggy Ramirez)
Zim Zum ...
Himself (segment "Documentary")


A two video set from the band Nine Inch Nails. The first tape consists of all NIN's music videos, including several that were never released previously. The second tape is a documentary of the band's 1994/1995 tour, including live performances of songs, backstage interviews, and special guests. Written by Jeremy Horpedahl <>

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25 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Something I Can Never Have
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Written by Trent Reznor
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A masterpiece from the ingenious mind of Trent Reznor!
5 April 2000 | by (Sterling Heights, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Normally, I don't write another review of a film or a tape I have already reviewed, but I believe that I gave an unfair review of this tape set from NIN. I was not a NIN fan at the time I saw it, and therefore, was unable to appreciate the power of it's art. I write this second review because I have changed my opinion about this tape set, and I wan't to say what I really think of it.

"Closure" is in short, a masterpiece! It is a two-tape set that contains a documentary about their tours(a very hyperkinetic one too, but you expect that from NIN), which is also very funny and very revealing at times. I didn't really care for the "Jim Rose Circus" part, but that's just my personal opinion about "The Jim Rose Circus". It doesn't affect my opinion about NIN.

The centerpiece of the tape set of course, are the music videos! Here is where the music of NIN and the imagery heightens the power of their music to an art form. We get to see all the videos from "Pretty Hate Machine", "The Downward Spiral", a few live numbers, and even a few from the notorious "Broken Movie".

People like to talk about how graphic this video set is(which I did too), but those who like to talk obviously have not sat through "The Broken Movie", which is so violent, that Trent never bothered to submit it for release. Also, the music gives the images a kind of de-sensitizing feel to them.

I was a little disappointed that "The Broken Movie" was not included, because that was the epitome of Trent Reznor's violent, shocking art. He never made anything quite like it, and probably never will again. All of the videos from "The Broken Movie" are included(except "Physical", the most graphic video of the movie), but they don't flow through well. They worked much better when they were combined with the movie. Here they seem disconnected, and look like separate videos that were meant to be seen separately(which they weren't). Oh well, at least we have them.

Best of all though, the videos are unedited, meaning they were not butchered and tenderized by censorship. We get to see the music videos the way they were meant to be seen! "Closer" can now be witnessed without all the silly "Scene Missing" cuts, and we get to see a REAL music video for a change. My personal favorite video is "The Perfect Drug", which just began to enter the music of "The Fragile".

Like I said, I write this review because I change my opinion about NIN.

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