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Bjork - Volumen Plus (1993)

Cast: Björk, Björk
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Studio: Elektra
Genre: Music, Music Videos/Performance
Running Time: 64 min.
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Icelandic rock visionary Bjork has always made videos that are just as interesting as her music, and 14 of them are including on this DVD collection. Titles include "It's Oh So Quiet," "Human Behavior," "Big Time Sensuality," "Possibly Maybe," and "Hunter." ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Seven videos - I wish there were more by Misshaped May 25, 2004 - 8:18 PM PDT
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
"Alarm Call" directed by Alexander McQueen: Bjork looks amazing in this video but that's not very surprising. There's a scene with a snake moving up between her legs...cliche I'm afraid. There's a simple eroticism without much originality in this video.

"All Is Full of Love" directed by Chris Cunningham: I felt a deep sadness during this video. It was so powerful and easily one of the greatest videos Bjork has ever made. There is such a humanity displayed between two robots that embrace and kiss, yet the love is one that will never be free of the the machine world. Without the other machines keeping them running, it appears they would be unable to continue existing though their love is everlasting.

"Hidden Place" directed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and M/M (Paris): I had a hard time staying focused during this video since it had a high level of repetition. It felt somewhat sinister since globs of liquid were coming from her eyes and nostrils and pouring into her mouth, but Bjork's expression was one of joy. I kept trying to find the "hidden place" the song was referring to and was unable to locate it.

"Pagan Poetry" directed by Nick Knight: This video started off quite abstract and little by little Bjork's form is revealed. It is slowly shown that the dress she wears is attached to her skin by piercing small strands of pearls. It is such a beautiful image that you barely notice that her skin is pierced until the end where huge hooks are threaded through her back in a corset shape.

"Cocoon" directed by Eiko Ishioka: I felt this was a very silly video, lighthearted and comical in nature. Bjork is portrayed in a highly Japanese style and worms of red ribbon flow out from her nipples as she plays with them, twirling like a kite tail. Eventually she is wrapped up in this ribbon like a cocoon, floating into the sky.

"It's in our Hands" directed by Spike Jonze: I was disappointed in this video since I really love the videos Spike Jonze has done in the past. I was afraid for a few minutes somebody edited in a copy of Paris Hilton's sex tape, but it was actually Bjork portraying a tiny faerie in the woods.

"Nature is Ancient" directed by Lynn Fox: Even though this video does not feature Bjork, I found this to be my favorite video in the collection. It was fascinating to look at and was both a look into the cosmos as well as the womb. The universal beauty of creation is evident and I felt worked perfectly with the song.

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