FINAL PRESS RELEASE - Source: Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.
Concerning this DVD, Manson wrote in a Journal Post of 17 August, 2002:
The DVD is on its way and I have personally stirred together a chaotic tornado of scenes from almost every show and the shrapnel of each city and the characters we encountered. I found a clip of us in Warsaw doing 'Born Again' and 'In the Shadow of the Valley of Death' - (I play rhythm guitar).
There's 'My Monkey' and a striptease in Rome of 'Diary of a Dope Fiend' (I have been cleared of all charges.) There are women with baboons in Moscow. Wal-Mart in Mississippi.
Babysitting the Osbournes.
all of the nasty things that happen offstage that we were never allowed to show you before.
This does not include the LA Olympic Auditorium show that was televised and it looks and sounds completely different.
I hope anyone that went last year loves this scarred scrapbook, and if you missed the GGG tour, you WON'T next time, after seeing this.
Now here's the incredibly waffley final press release - the original but now out-of-date press release with setlist was much more succinct:
Thursday October 3, 2002, 4:13 pm ET.
DVD Bonus Feature Includes "The Death Parade" - 30 Minute Short Film of the Band's Last Trip Around The World, Personally Directed by Marilyn Manson. Special Guests Include Eminem, Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot and Tammy Faye Baker.
Giving viewers an intimate look into the world of Marilyn Manson, Eagle Vision announces the long-awaited release of Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour on home video and DVD. "This will help you see what it's like to be nailed to the wrecking ball," says Marilyn Manson.
Distributed by RED Distribution, the DVD will be available in stores on October 29, 2002. VHS MSRP is 19.98 and DVD MSRP is 24.98 (US dollars).
Marilyn Manson: Guns God and Government is a rare look at one of the world's most controversial artist's lifestyle both on and off the stage. Shot throughout the US, Japan, Russia and Europe, this release spotlights the performance that has made Manson truly infamous.
Each track on Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour is compiled from different performances throughout the world, featuring over 100 minutes of footage in high quality Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and DTS audio formats.
Exclusive to the Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour DVD is "The Death Parade," a 30 minute short film of the band's last trip around the world. "The Death Parade," directed by Manson, give the viewers an "All Access Pass" to offstage life and a glimpse behind-the-scenes as the tour takes them from Tokyo to Berlin, Moscow to Rome, London to New York and everywhere in between.
"The Death Parade" includes rare footage from Manson's own cameras as well as guest appearances by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Eminem as he and Manson perform "The Way I Am" together onstage.
"Working on this extraordinary project with Manson has been an intense undertaking," says Steve Sterling, president of Eagle Vision. "The video contains some of the most high end production values combined with the selects from 150 hours of the band's own footage from the tour. This project will not only blow people's minds, it will set a new standard for artists using the DVD medium. Nothing the band does is ever conventional, and this title is no exception."