Simple Plan – “A Big Package For You” 1999-2003 [DVD]

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"A Big Package For You" 1999-2003 [DVD] - Lava Records

The controversial pop-punkers know as Simple Plan has spent the past 4 to 5 years filming and documenting themselves. They have then taken the time and selected the best portions of it and combined them all together to form “A Big Package For You” 1999-2003, a 3 hour long DVD divided into two parts. A documentary portion lasting 2 and a half hours along with 45 minutes of bonus material.

The main portion of the disc features Seb, Chuck, Pierre, David and Jeff in their everyday lives. From recording their debut album, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, to filming their latest video for “Perfect” and everything in between. You get a inside look at the recording studio and what went into the creation of the debut album. Afterwards you get to see them going out and promoting it. Seeing them hit places like Germany, France, Japan, England, Jamaica and Mexico and then of course, the famous Warped Tour.

It’s interesting seeing their live performances and the backstage looks at their shows and video shoots but the best parts of the video is just seeing them being themselves. Messing around, playing jokes, being immature and perverted. Just like any group of normal guys. Hearing them talk about boobies and passport slaps remind me that I’m not the only one that does those type of things.

At the end of it all you get to see individual interviews with all five members where they talk about their memories and how grateful they are for the lives that they live and the friendships they have created over the years. This creates a sense of respect for them as you can tell that they have worked hard for what they have gotten and don’t take any of it for granted.

As a added bonus, the package comes with a set of 6 post cards and a small single with a new song and two live songs for your listening pleasure.

Overall, A Big Package For You is very entertaining. Although, unless you are an extremely dedicated Simple Plan fan, I don’t know if you could watch the DVD over and over again.