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Classic DVD Review: The Rolling Stones | Four Flicks

If this quartet of shows from the band's Licks Tour doesn't satisfy fans, nothing will.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Sometimes you can get what you want. Assuming, of course, that what you want is four DVDs packed with nearly eight hours of footage from The Rolling Stones’ recent Licks Tour.

Available only at a pair of big-box electronics retailers for the highly reasonable price of $40, Four Flicks is the sort of exhaustive set that’s guaranteed to delight Stones diehards even as it bores the stuffing out of everyone else forced to endure it in one marathon sitting on Christmas Day. In keeping with the tour’s unique concept, you get three distinctly different shows — a spectacular stadium performance, a glossy arena gig (which previously aired on HBO) and a sweaty, intimate small-venute set. Between the various shows, the lads and their extended backing band dish up about 50 cuts, from the mandatory hits like Brown Sugar and Jumpin’ Jack Flash to lesser-heard chestnuts like Rocks Off, Hand Of Fate and When The Whip Comes Down. And if that isn’t enough, there are also band commentaries, backstage footage, multi-angle Select-A-Stone segments and a half-dozen large and small documentaries on the band and the tour. If Four Flicks doesn’t give you satisfaction, nothing will.