Video Capture Device

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Video Capture Device
Video Capture Device cover
Directed by Karl Koch
Produced by Karl Koch, Ray Ibe
Narrated by Patrick Wilson, Scott Shriner, Karl Koch, Brian Bell (commentary tracks)
Edited by Karl Koch
Production companies Geffen Records
Distributed by Universal Distribution, Video Distribution Inc.
Release date March 23, 2004
Running time 180 minutes

Weezer - Video Capture Device: Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (or simply Video Capture Device, abbreviated VCD) is Weezer's only proper video release.


The VCD was compiled by Karl Koch, and released on March 23, 2004, on the same day as the Deluxe Edition of The Blue Album. The DVD was accompanied by a booklet with liner notes on each video. Aside from all of the band's promotional music videos from that album through Maladroit, it also contains rare live performances, interviews, TV commercials, backstage moments, and documentary footage of the making of albums and videos. It even includes some hilarious band member antics caught on tape, paticularly those of Patrick Wilson, and Koch edited two new videos for "Pink Triangle" and "Slob" using material he'd shot over the years.

Chapters "Saction" and "Weezer goes to Van Nuys: The Making of Pinkerton" include snippets of the then-unheard song "Superfriend", a song that would not be officially released until the 2007 demo album Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. Brief snippets of then-unheard and unreleased songs, "No Way" and "No More Confusin'", can be heard during the "Stoopid Fresh" chapter.

Select videos feature commentary tracks from Patrick Wilson, Scott Shriner, Karl Koch, and Brian Bell. These were recorded on September 11, 2002. On the audio commentary for "Keep Fishin'," the band refers to Muppets creator Jim Henson as "the guy who died" and laments that Muppeteer Frank Oz is "also no longer with us" despite the fact Oz is alive and well (though he has largely retired from puppeteering and did not perform in the "Keep Fishin" video). The band may have been confusing Oz with Richard Hunt, who is, in fact, deceased.

As of early 2009, Koch has spoken of making another DVD.[citation needed]


The DVD debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Music Video charts and has sold 78,968 copies as of October 2005. It was certified as a Gold selling DVD by the RIAA on December 15, 2004.[1]



  1. "Undone - The Sweater Song"
  2. "Buddy Holly"
  3. "Say It Ain't So"
  4. "El Scorcho" (directors cut)
  5. "The Good Life"
  6. "Pink Triangle"
  7. "Hash Pipe"
  8. "Island in the Sun" (directed by Marcos Siega)
  9. "Island in the Sun" (directed by Spike Jonze)
  10. "Photograph"
  11. "Dope Nose"
  12. "Keep Fishin'"
  13. "Slob"


Easter egg

Highlighting Maladroit on the TV Promos section and pressing right will make a large Flying =W= symbol appear. Clicking on it allows you to see the bonus feature "Wig Fishin'" featuring Rivers Cuomo wearing a long blonde wig during an appearance on British television program, Popworld. The European edition of the DVD is lacking this bonus feature.

DVD Leftovers

On July 22, 2004, Karl Koch released five pieces of unused footage on the band's official website, under the title "DVD leftovers".[2]

These included:

  1. "Fall Together" (live, summer 2002)
  2. "Getchoo" (live, Glastonbury 1995)
  3. "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" (live 2/26/95)
  4. "Only In Dreams" (rehearsal 8/10/93)
  5. "No One Else" (live 7/26/95)


See also

External links


  1. database for certified Gold and Platinum releases.
  2.'s audio and video section circa November 2004