8.5/10
556
3 user 2 critic

Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I (1992)

A live concert filmed in Tokyo Dome, Japan on February 22, 1992.

Director:

Paul Becher
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A live concert filmed in Tokyo Dome, Japan on February 22, 1992.

Director: Paul Becher
Stars: Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Guns N' Roses performs live at the Ritz in New York, NY on February 2nd 1988.

Director: Scott Kalvert
Stars: Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan
Short | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A music video for Guns N' Roses's song "November Rain".

Director: Andrew Morahan
Stars: Ericka Bryce, Jorga Caye, Peter J. Chevalier
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A collection of music videos from the most notorious band to rock their way out of hollywood.

Directors: Sante D'Orazio, Nigel Dick, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Steven Adler, Sylvia Brooks, Gilby Clarke
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A music video of Guns N' Rose's song 'You Could Be Mine".

Directors: Jeffrey Abelson, Andrew Morahan, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan, Robert Patrick
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Guns N' Roses perform in the music video "Sweet Child O' Mine" from the album "Appetite for Destruction" recorded for Geffen Records. The music video features Guns N' Roses rehearsing at ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Steven Adler, Mandy Brix, Erin Everly
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, who died of AIDS in November 1991.

Director: David Mallet
Stars: Freddie Mercury, Queen, David Bowie
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Pink Floyd's final live show in 1995.

Director: David Mallet
Stars: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
Queen Live at Wembley '86 (TV Special 1986)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid (1985) triumph a year earlier to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.

Director: Gavin Taylor
Stars: Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A music video for Guns N' Roses's song 'Welcome to the Jungle'.

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Steven Adler, Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan
Live Aid (TV Special 1985)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Vincent Scarza
Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Guns N' Roses performs in the music video "Paradise City" from the album "Appetite for Destruction" recorded for Geffen Records. The video features live concert footage shot at Giants ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Steven Adler, Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Axl Rose ... Himself (Vocals / Piano / Tambourine / Whistle) (as Guns N' Roses)
Slash ... Himself (Lead Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Duff McKagan ... Himself (Bass Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Matt Sorum ... Himself (Drummer) (as Guns N' Roses)
Gilby Clarke ... Himself (Rhythm Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Dizzy Reed ... Himself (Keyboards / Tambourine) (as Guns N' Roses)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tracey Amos Tracey Amos ... Herself (Backing Vocals)
Teddy Andreadis Teddy Andreadis ... Himself (Keyboards / Harmonica / Backing Vocals) (as Teddy 'Zigzag' Andreadis)
Roberta Freeman Roberta Freeman ... Herself (Backing Vocals)
Guns N' Roses ... Themselves
Anne King Anne King ... Herself (Horns)
Lisa Maxwell Lisa Maxwell ... Herself (Horns)
Cece Worrall Rubin ... Herself (Saxophone / Horns)
Edit

Storyline

A live concert filmed in Tokyo Dome, Japan on February 22, 1992.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

November Rain
Written by Axl Rose (uncredited)
Performed by Guns N' Roses
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

They know how to put on a show!
9 January 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I think it's funny to see Axl Rose speaking to a crowd of non-English-speaking Japanese who can't even pronounce the band's name (listen to the intro beginning: the crowd chanting "Goons and Wohses!"). It made me wonder if they knew what he was talking about every time he makes a speech before a song, and I think maybe three people could understand English out there, since every time the camera pans across the crowd they look really bored and one girl is _combing her hair while looking at the floor_. That said, the performance - for anyone who can understand English - is a lot of fun. Axl's voice is pretty good for the most part.

There are a few complaints. In particular it's not as spectacular as I had hoped. Axl running around in short-shorts gets old really quick. I mean literally, he just runs from one end of the stage to the other throughout the whole concert. His continual use of the word "f***" as an adjective might grate those who like their music but have low tolerance for swearing (fortunately I am not one of these people - I really don't care at all).

The introduction is pretty neat. Slash's guitar playing is great as usual. Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan have a fun time singing "Attitude".

Overall they put on a good show and for those of us who weren't into Guns N' Roses back in 1992 when this was recorded, we can now view this DVD/VHS as a reminder of why they were so popular - and why their music, to this day, continues to entice new fans (myself included).

My only wish? I would have loved a live version of "Sweet Child O' Mine"...but at least we got some of the other Appetite songs, and a few Illusion tracks (including "November Rain" - the soft rock ballad, appropriately placed last in the concert as the closing song).


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed