The show opens with the non-dance version of "Mofo," and contains standard PopMart setlist inclusions. Bono forgets some of the lyrics of "Desire" during the acoustic set. While minor edits were made before release (such as Bono telling a fan to turn his laser pointer off at the end of "New Year's Day") this is the only U2 home video to date to contain a concert's complete setlist. Selected tracks from this performance were later released on the 2000 exclusive fan club-only live album, Hasta la Vista Baby!
"Pop Muzik" and "Lemon" (Perfecto mix) are pre-recorded and played as the band makes its grand entrances through the audience at the beginning of the show and via mirrorball lemon for the first encore.
All songs were written by U2, except for "Pop Muzik," which was written by M's Robin Scott.
PopMart: Live from Mexico City was one of the first titles slated for release in the DVD format and previews for it appeared on PolyGram DVDs of the time. PolyGram quietly cancelled the release. In July 2007 Universal Music announced a September 2007 DVD release, under the Island Records label. The DVD was released in one and two-disc editions, similar to the preceding DVD release of Zoo TV: Live from Sydney. Both editions feature the concert in its original 4:3 aspect ratio, remixed with Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, and PCM Stereo audio. The two-disc format features the following bonus features on disc two:
"Please," "Where the Streets Have No Name," "Discothèque" and "If You Wear That Velvet Dress" — taken live from Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, 18 July 1997
Selections from the Mexico City concert were released on the live album Hasta la Vista Baby! U2 Live from Mexico City. The album was and released exclusively to members of U2's fan club magazine, Propaganda, in 2000. It features 14 songs from the band's 25-song performance.