i just bought the live in rio and watched it through several times. i think you're being a bit harsh stu. neils stil a fluid powerhouse behind the drums. he looks so serious tho. like a business man. trying to catch him smiling during the show is like trying to find walley.
what i do like about the DVD is that for once the editing team must have had a drummer in it and they cut peart nearly everytime he does something interesting. great angles too. o batterista is an awesom solo. it is a true must have DVD for fans of neil.