Ozzy Osbourne

Don't Blame Me: The Tales of Ozzy Osbourne [DVD]

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There's little to recommend about the DVD of Don't Blame Me: The Tales of Ozzy Osbourne. While the packaging allows you to believe that such chapter headings as "Mr. Crowley" and "Iron Man" contain complete versions of those songs, if you purchase this video for that reason you're likely to be disappointed. Very few people are likely to want these truncated excerpts of their favorite songs annoyingly interrupted by voice-over commentaries. (Moreover, the chapter number headings listed on the DVD jacket don't match up with the DVD inside.) The Bonus Features are embarrassingly scant. The "Biography" tells us that Ozzy is a superstar "up there alongside Elvis, Lennon and Madonna." (Note to would-be bio writers: If your subject actually is a superstar of the enduring magnitude of Elvis Presley or John Lennon, your readers are already going to know that. If your subject is not a superstar of that magnitude, then a statement like this makes you look silly.) Most of the documentary itself consists of video footage of undistinguished visual quality, and since all you get are incomplete versions from most of Ozzy's hits, this isn't a DVD that you're likely to play over and over for the music.