Before seeing the Item two-DVD set, I'd often wondered why New Order's videos weren't in higher rotation on television video programs. Now it's all painfully clear: they're some of the most boring clips ever devised. As viewed on the chronological video retrospective A Collection, the few instances that don't involve static performance footage of the members staring blankly very often look like naff art school projects. That disc comes packaged with The New Order Story DVD, an equally dull, whitewashed version of the band's history that starts with the end of Joy Division. After having a few callous yuks at the expense of the late Ian Curtis, who tragically committed suicide in 1980, the band members spend the next two hours talking about how they don't like doing interviews and generally avoid dealing with issues like selling out to commercial interests and the apparent fascination with Nazi imagery that crops up in their nomenclature, the graphic design of Joy Division's An Ideal For Living debut EP and the infamous "You all forget Rudolf Hess" incident. It all comes off like a two-hour New Order infomercial, which may have been the plan.