The Perfect Kiss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [Music Video]:
Jonathan Demme directed “The Perfect Kiss” video, which is unlike any other New Order clip. Set in the band’s practice room, it simply depicts the band playing the song from beginning to end. According to Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, Demme was looking forward to filming dynamic shots of Stephen Morris behind the drum kit and was dismayed to find that the drums in the song were all programmed. The video prominently features references to Joy Division, including a poster for Joy Division and a dimly lit figure resembling the late Ian Curtis watching the band from a doorway during the session.
The video appeared on the Substance 1989 VHS tape and the DVD A Collection. An edit of the video version appeared on a US 12” single in 1985. The full audio take, including Demme’s remarks before and after the performance, appeared on a bonus CD included with early copies of the box set Retro. Since it is a unique live performance, the video version of the song sounds different from other released versions.