Of the added DVD features, the English subtitles were apparently done by someone who doesn't know from rock stars, identifying everyone from Spector to Harrison simply as "man." Another DVD bonus is the exhaustive "Lennon album discography," collecting one audio sample from each LP. My favorite is "Radio Play" from Life With the Lions-- nothing more three minutes' worth of irritating clicking noises.

The last "DVD only" feature is a complete BBC interview with the Lennons primarily discussing sex and teenagers. Most of the noteworthy sound bites are already siphoned off for Gimme Some Truth. What you're left with is the Lennons being tested for microphone modulation and Ono making the observation that "loving someone you can't relax with is like eating a sausage with hate in your heart." Not exactly Master Po, but hey, it's all DVD gravy!

1998's four-CD Lennon Anthology and its one-disc distillation Wonsaponatime proved that you can cater to casual fans and avid collectors at the same time. Ono should've tossed the collectors a few more crumbs, or just reissued the other Imaginemovies on DVD, or just kept the cupboard closed altogether. To paraphrase the lyrics of "Gimme Some Truth": No short-haired-enterprising-wife-of-Beatle-John is-gonna-Mother-Hubbard-soft-soap-me!

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