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Duran Duran: Sing Blue Silver (1985)

Duran Duran , Simon Le Bon  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English (PCM Stereo)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: EMI Import
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JAPEVO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,439 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Out of print in the U.S.! NTSC/Region 0. In 1984, Duran Duran toured Canada and America. It was their first major tour as headliners in these two countries. Over 79 days, they travelled approximately 18,000 miles and played 51 shows in 43 cities to over 550,000 fans. The entire tour was filmed for this behind the scenes documentary which offers some fascinating and intriguing glimpses into the fun, glamour, agony, ecstasy and ultimate glory of three months on the road. The band is shown thriving on the pressures, psyching themselves up pre-stage and then delivering their all to a thunderous response. The production manager, tour manager, road crew are frequently caught fraught with last minute panics and touring nerves. Hoards of hysterical fans are seen chasing down and beating on the band's limo and with a camera placed inside the car it gives the viewer an insight into how loud and sinister that must have been. And in between all of this comes the great music. Sing Blue Silver captures the excitement and hysteria that was, and still is, the live Duran Duran experience. EMI.

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106 of 107 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Whoever came up with the idea of releasing "Sing Blue Silver" on DVD must have been reading my mind. Back in the 1980s, MTV aired this special documentary on Duran Duran's 1984 North American tour in support of their "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" LP. Today, it's now restored on DVD with 25 additional minutes of footage that wasn't shown on MTV. It's a wonderful glimpse of the band behind the scenes, and it shows the tons of work that goes into each individual show, from stage setup, to makeup to soundcheck. "Sing Blue Silver" also follows the band as they make promotional stops in America including press conferences, radio interviews, and a brief appearance on the now defunct "Friday Night Videos" in which Simon LeBon rigorously defends Duran Duran as a credible group and not some faceless boyband. We also catch them meeting members of the L.A. Raiders, brainstorming with video director Russell Mulcahy, and we also discover that keyboardist Nick Rhodes was (and probably still is) a huge fan of arcade video games. But more important, "Sing Blue Silver" catches the band in concert, performing many of their hits including "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Is There Something I Should Know," and a rousing rendition of "Careless Memories." Aside from decent sound quality and picture, "Sing Blue Silver" offers no extra features, but we do get a booklet featuring photos of the band on tour, and we get postcard-size photos of each of the members: Simon, Nick, Andy, Roger, and John. Despite the lack of extras, "Sing Blue Silver" is a dream come true for Durannies and a pretty solid documentary of the band on tour during their peak in popularity.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sing blue silver--- May 20, 2004
By George
Format:DVD
absolutely a must have!!! not only for duran fans but for music fans that appreciate great tour documentaries. this was 1984 people and to this day i havn't seen a tour documentary that comes close to being as good as this. it is simply the best. great concert footage, great interviews, great insight on the bands free time on tour and great quality. definetly worth the price. so skip the arena dvd- because thats a joke - and pick this up.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockumentary from 1984 June 21, 2004
Format:DVD
My favorite band of all times (what started out as a teen crush quickly turned into a love for the band for life) were wise to have this stellar concert tour filmed - documentary style. This was the height of their mainstream fame, a snapshot of classic '80s. I saw the 2nd Oakland Area show back in April 1984, my first concert. I remember when this documentary played on MTV and how I watched my homemade VHS copy for years after. The behind the scenes stuff is classic and a thread of respect is paid to all the work and people power it takes to put on concert shows, especially spectacular shows such as they were! Watching this again 20 years later brought tears to my eyes. I saw D2 back in January 2004 in San Antonio and am so glad to have the chance to see them together again and see them in a smaller more personal venue, front row. Part of me is torn between wanting the recognition of 1984 for them but also enjoying the personal touch of today. Sing Blue Silver is a significant milestone for D2 and I'm so glad this was captured on film (very well filmed I might add.)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic October 23, 2004
Format:DVD
This is the best documentary of a band I have seen at the time of it's release in '84 and till it's looooong overdue release on dvd, haven't seen one to beat it yet. A great documentary focusing on the US tour, how serious and dedicated the band is about what they do, and the relaxed side of the band.

Russel directed a brilliant insight to this band. I would recommend this to anyone who likes music documentaries and wants a little closer look at the Fab5.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic memories November 11, 2009
Format:DVD
This DVD is a classic documentary of classic line-up of Duran Duran. Its one the only well made Docs. about the band in its hay-day (1982-1985). Its filmed during their 1984 world tour and follows them around the world. Good interviews along with private moments gives you a look at a band, on the road, on top of the charts for a little while. Its fun to watch and just takes you back to the old days.
Great for die-hard fans.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Duran Duran at its peak November 28, 2004
Format:DVD
This is basically a single-feature DVD of the official movie from Duran Duran's 1984 North American concert tour. Obviously, it won't mean much unless you happen to like this band, but it scores points for portraying Duran Duran at the top of its popularity, and there is a genuine feeling of excitement surrounding the band's concert appearances. More a compilation of bits of footage from the tour/concert/promotions circus than a live concert film, Sing Blue Silver does have some live tracks , most in edited form. Their hit song Save A Prayer is shown in full. Other hits from their peak era 1981-84 are also included. The backstage stuff shows you enough of the happenings surrounding the band to give a fair indication of the crazy world of hype and fashion that commercially-successful pop artists live in.

Duran Duran is a good band, and fans will enjoy having this film to watch as it has been unavailable for many years. I'll give it 3.5 stars.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duran Duran - It's 1984 Again August 8, 2005
Format:DVD
If you were a teenage girl in 1984, your life probably revolved around three things - clothes, your friends, and Duran Duran. Although I never had the opportunity to see the original Fab Five on this tour - I had to wait 20 years for that - watching this dvd makes me feel like I did. It's amazing, even though I may be "mature" now, married with children and loads of responsibilities, I slip in this DVD and I get all sweaty and expect to look up at my bedroom walls and see it covered with Duran Duran posters, Simon Lebon staring down at me while I sleep. For an hour or so, I am magically transported back to 1984, when life was simple, yet so complicated. I get butterflies in my stomach, get all giggly, and watch to grab the phone to call my best Duran friends, only to remember that, alas, those friendships fell apart the minute we graduated and went to college. You really get caught up in the excitement that was 1984, all the flurry, the fashion, the excess. What a great decade - who wouldn't want to relive it (well, for a few moments, anyway).

If you are a Duran Duran fan, there really is no excuse for not having this dvd, if for no other reason than to shamelessly escape briefly into the past, where we can let our hearts beat to our foolish, 14 year old passions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars nostalgic
Wonderful time to remember
Published 12 days ago by Wendy Wald
5.0 out of 5 stars Durannies' Delight
I hadn't seen this since I was in Jr. High, during the height of Duran Duran mania. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't hold the same appeal now that I'm an adult. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. A. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful, brings back memories
Published 1 month ago by halospaceboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary, make sure to get the right version
Great behind-the-scenes look into my favorite band at the height of their fame in the early 80s! Just FYI, there are 2 versions of this DVD floating around on Amazon so make sure... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lena L.
3.0 out of 5 stars I was not happy that it took so long to arrive and now ...
I waited so long to receive the item, which I needed for a specific date, that I had to order another to get it on time. I received both the same day. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patricia L. Dziuba
5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade
I have worn out my VCR version of this and happy to finally find a replacement. No complaints on shipping, price or quality of product.
Published 3 months ago by Penny
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this documentary...too bad I never received it
I have this on VHS, but so badly wanted it on dvd. So I bought it, but I never received it. I contacted the seller, who was from out of the country, which I didn't know when I... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Aliki Doufas
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD companion to ARENA remastered CD for your DD box set completists
If you have all the DD and Arcadia and Power Station CD,DVD box sets, etc. then this one would be the companion to the REMASTERED cd version of Arena. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mark Aha Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot how great this is!
I owned this so many years ago and just watching it again reminded me of the hype that was D2. I still get excited hearing the songs, and reliving my teen years over and over... Read more
Published 15 months ago by D
5.0 out of 5 stars Duran Duran: Blue Silver
I really enjoy all the older Duran Duran footage. I enjoyed this very much . I suggest all fans try to buy this before it is gone forever.
Published 17 months ago by Marcus Johnson
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