In the latest installment of "What to Watch", IMDb's TV Editor Melanie McFarland chats with "Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, and series creator Matthew Weiner about the drama's extraordinary legacy, as AMC prepares to air its final seven episodes.
OK. I admit it. The only reason I bought this DVD was to see three of the hottest women ever put onto film. In our day and age of push-button smut this DVD reminds me of a time when the adage of "...it's better to conceal than to reveal..." still held some merit. Truth be told I think a couple of the models in the early ZZ top videos were Playboy Playmates, so the saying loses some weight, but that doesn't detract from the fact that their beauty was, in fact, natural. The three original models in the first ZZ top videos are the epitome of a kind of natural sexiness that's been lost in our day and age. The original three models are three of the hottest women ever put into visual media, and I say that without any shame because it's true :-)
With so many constructed faces and modified bodies on today's so-called "models" it's a rarity to find any female model who hasn't committed mind, body and soul to cosmetic surgery. Surgery that, in my opinion, only worsens a person's appearance. The models used in the final videos on this disk ("Viva Las Vegas" and "Burger Man") just aren't up to snuff. With unnaturally enhanced breasts, and facial features that look like they've been chiseled, they look like freaks of nature: They're just not attractive, just like the rest of the women who've had similar work.
Oh yeah... the videos. I like 'em for what they are. The first three on this collection ("Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Sharp Dressed Man," and "Legs") are my favorites. I'm not sure what the concept was behind "TV Dinners," but it failed to register with me. "Give it Up" was decent enough hearkening back to the original ZZ top video formula, ditto with "Sleeping Bag," which, if I recall J.J. Jackson from MTV (one of the original VJays) was made specifically to get the three models back into the ZZ top videos. Why? Because we the fans liked them, and were clamouring to bring them back :-)
Most of the videos themselves are all typical story book stuff, save for the space-ship/space-station oriented ones, and "TV Dinners." There's nothing deep about them, but the messages, however familiar, are welcome all the same.
If you like the good solid rock music that is ZZ Top, and "High concept videos" as purported by the copy on the DVD case, then go out and rent or buy this wonderful collection of videos. You won't be sorry.
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