If you are loyal fan of the seminal British rock 'n' roll band The Rolling Stones, and you've been frothing at the mouth in aticipation of the release of , take a breather, as this is NOT a collection of rare and unseen live clips from the band's career. What this DVD brings to the table are roughly an hours worth of news and TV footage involving the Stones from the 1960's all the way up the present, much of it indeed quite 'rare' and not seen in many years.
There's some noteworthy stuff here, including an interview with Bill Wyman as he talks about his decision to leave The Rolling Stones in the early 1990's, footage of the paprazzi following Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull around during the late 60's & early 70's (when they were the hottest rock 'n' roll couple on the planet), and a funny interview with ex-guitarist Mick Taylor as he talks about being in the band and how much of a 'primma donna' Jagger was. Other highlights include a news interview with Jagger and Keith Richards outside a Canadian courthouse during Richards' drug bust trial (with Keith looking like a haggard junkie), snippets of conversations with the late Brian Jones, Jagger talking about how it's not right to do drugs and how they are illegal (not that this every stopped the band!), and press conferences in recent years for the band's massive arena tours. No live footage to be found here, and the majority of these clips are in black & white, but it's an intriguing watch nontheless, although unless you are a hardcore fan of the band and idolize & document every aspect of their career, Rare and Unseen will probably only warrant one viewing before being filed away on your DVD shelf for safe keeping.