Techno heavy rock wizard Trent Reznor and his Nine
Inch Nails will release Closure, the band's first-ever home video on
Nov. 25. according to the band's publicist.
The two-cassette box set collection features one video of live material from the
group's 1995 tour and a second tape with all of their videos, uncut and edited
into a seamless stream by filmmaker Peter Christopherson.
The first tape features live performance and behind-the-scenes footage from the
"Self Destruct" tour. The songs featured on the tape are "Wish," "Hurt," "March
of the Pigs," "Terrible Lie, " "Piggie," "Down in It," "The Only Time,"
"Sanctified," "A Warm Place" and "Something I Can Never Have."
Shot using hand-held cameras, NIN publicist Sioux Z., of Formula P.R., described
the footage as "really raw and intense," offering perspective on the band both
on- and off-stage, as well as footage of fans and singer Reznor's shock rock
protege Marilyn Manson.
The second tape contains unedited, director's cut versions of all the band's
videos compiled by Christopherson, a member of the band Coil, who directed
NIN's "Wish" video as well as the previously unreleased clip for "Gave Up," a
track off the Broken CD.
The continuous stream treatment compiles clips for the hit "Head Like a Hole,"
"Down In It," "Pinion," "Wish," "The Perfect Drug," "Closer, "March of the Pigs,"
and never-before-seen-in-the-U.S. live footage of "Hurt" and "Wish."
Other rare or unreleased videos on the collection include: "Happiness in
Slavery," "Erasure (live)," "Sin," "Gave Up" and "Help Me I'm In Hell." --
Gil Kaufman [Fri., Nov. 7, 1997, 9 a.m. PST]