Negativland's OUR FAVORITE THINGS DVD — copyright infringement is still your best entertainment value

Negativland's new DVD, Our Favorite Things, goes a long way to proving the band's maxim, "Copyright infringement is your best entertainment value." There's hours and and hours of mind-meltingly weird, funny and entirely illegal art here, video renditions of Disney's Little Mermaid spouting obscenities recorded from a phone conversation with an abusive entertainment exec, a blasphemous remix of The Passion of the Christ (The Mashin' of the Christ) and plenty of fun bonus material documenting the band's long history of media pranks and hoaxes. It's strong stuff — I couldn't watch it all in one sitting — and there's plenty of noise (visual and auditory) mixed in with the signal, but this is an altogether brilliant bit of plastic for your living room or laptop.