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Classic DVD Review: Jane’s Addiction | Three Days

The band undercuts some decent 1997 live footage with a silly fictional subplot.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


A new Jane’s Addiction DVD? Well, yes and no.

Three Days was actually shot during the band’s first reunion tour back in 1997, only to end up sitting on a shelf for several years. Now you know why. A failed attempt at mixing fact and fiction, the film interweaves decent live footage with a meaningless subplot involving an amateurish videographer who gets wrapped up in the band’s hedonistic backstage world of psychedelic drugs, freaky sex and soaring rock ’n’ roll. Silly? Oh yeah. But there are enough transcendent performances of oldies like Mountain Song to keep the fans from hitting the eject button.