The Offspring - The Complete Video Collection (2005)
NTSC DVD5 | English | 150 minutes | 720x480 | MPEG-2 @6500Kpbs | 4.36 GB
Audio #1: AC-3 @448Kpbs 6 CHs | Audio #1: AC-3 @192Kpbs 2 CHs | Audio #3: PCM @1536Kpbs 2 CHs
Genre: Punk-Rock | Release date: July 19, 2005
With any band's video collection, it's as fun to track the evolution of their music as their style. In the first few clips on this DVD, released in conjunction with Greatest Hits, the Offspring
come across as scrappy So-Cal skate punks in their Germs and Sex Pistols T-shirts. Then they left Epitaph for Columbia. Their catchy pop-punk-metal sound, in the vein of Social Distortion and Green Day, didn't really change, but by "Gone Away," Dexter Holland had traded in his cornrows for a spiky 'do and patent leather shirt. (No wonder some fans felt abandoned.) Fortunately, the band learned from their mistakes and toned down the new wave look by the next video, "The Meaning of Life," where they race across the desert in wheelchairs, Mad Max-meets-Murderball style. Other highlights include "She’s Got Issues" with Zooey Deschanel and "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" by McG, who created The O.C.