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Shut Up And Play The Hits [Blu-ray] (2011)

James Murphy , Reggie Watts , Will Lovelace , Dylan Southern  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: James Murphy, Reggie Watts, Aziz Ansari, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire
  • Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, HiFi Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
  • Run Time: 290 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008MMONA6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,070 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Visually arresting and monumental and profound… a thrilling experience. --Spin

Call it The Last Waltz for the electro-DJ-generation. --Twitch Film

Product Description

On April 2nd 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its final show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. LCD Frontman James Murphy, disbanding one of the most celebrated and influential groups of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensured that the band would go out on top with the biggest concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza featured special appearances by Arcade Fire and Reggie Watts and moved the crowd of thousands to tears of joy and grief. SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS both captures this once-in-a-lifetime event with stunning visuals and serves as an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates the 48 hours surrounding the show. Woven throughout is an honest and unflinching conversation between Murphy and author Chuck Klosterman as they discuss music, art, aging, and the decision to call it quits while at the top of your game. This special edition set includes the three-and-a-half-hour concert in its entirety, as well as the documentary film and loads of extras.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beat the document September 24, 2012
By P. Webb
This 3 disc set is Oscilloscope release #45. Inside is the documentary feature about LCDSSs' final performance at MSG. The movie has whole songs from the concert which emphasize the quieter and meditative tone of the interview segments and over the shoulder next morning footage. There are extra extended interview segments with James Murphy if you didn't get enough during the movie. The main feature really is the double disc set of the concert, which features 2.0 stereo and 5.1 mixes both sounding rich and clear. The near 4 hour show is documented in its entirety including backstage breaks. While it can be exhausting to sit through everything this set offers, you will find a greater understanding of yourself and the band if you listen close and loud. My speakers were buzzing by the finale and I was fine with it.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful And Joyous Concert, With a Sad Ending. October 17, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I've been interested in electronica music and the Amazon computer suggests a lot of things that it thinks I might like. About five years ago it suggested a CD by LCD Soundsystem titled "Sound of Silver." I took the suggestion seriously because I'd read a review in "Rolling Stone" and I'd already decided that this would probably be a disc I'd enjoy. I bought and I indeed liked it very much and followed up later by also purchasing (and reviewing) "This is Happening" and "London Sessions." This was just a very good band and I loved their music and James Murphy was a terrific singer! Excellent recordings!

Well, LCD Soundsystem quickly and easily worked it's way into my list of a half-dozen favorite musical acts (including deadmau5, Daft Punk and Matthew Dear) that were the highest on my playlist. Then the notice came out that they were shutting the band down. Quitting? How can this be? This is one of the freshest and best bands around and they're quitting right as they reach their peak? Say it isn't so! Well, unfortunately, it was so and they gave a final concert at Madison Square Garden (a very large boxing arena) to a near-capacity crowd last April in New York City. The 3 1/2-hour concert is now available on DVD. Well, if you're a LCD fan this package is a must-have! They call it "Shut Up And Play The Hits" and it makes for an outstanding three-disc DVD package. The first DVD presents selections (highlights) from the concert together with assorted scenes and interviews with James Murphy and other band members. It's quite an interesting and well-done DVD. Be sure to look over all the extras. The second and third DVDs present the entire concert. The total package is just overwhelming and is probably the best concert DVD set I own (out of about 25).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite music documentary! December 12, 2013
I have to admit I had heard a few random songs from the band before watching this doc, but I wouldn't even go so far as to call myself a fan. I was told by a friend that this is worth watching. Now that I've seen it probably 5-8 times, I can't help but kick myself for not listening to the band years earlier. I wish I could go back and see this concert live. Short of that, I'm ecstatic that we have this film to rewatch for eternity.

The concert footage is incredible, and the interviews and footage between songs is really fascinating. It's not overdone. A perfect balance between the two. It's really a unique story, of a band choosing to go out on top.

We get to gaze into Murphy's thought process and get front row tickets to one of the best MSG concerts in recent memory. You really should buy this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent blu-ray April 10, 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I don't really do concert films, but this is an exception. The energy of this show, and the movie goes back and forth between the interview and the concert footage really hold my attention. When I put this on the big screen, crank the stereo and turn the lights out it feels like a party at my house. Great film!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing film but buy it on DVD. April 3, 2013
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
I love this and have watched it twice in the week since I bought it. With that said, the DVD comes with the full concert whereas the Amazon Instant video does not, so spend a few more bucks and get the DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captured the concert experience April 14, 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video
That concert seemed like a religious experience! I had never been that into LCD Soundsystem, but I wish I could have been there. The crowd shots were amazing, and the quieter parts with James Murphy seemed very real and moving.
Well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome March 10, 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video
If you are a LCD Soundsystem fan then this is a must. I'll also add that Reggie Watts makes a guest appearance for one song and f'n nails it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Video. March 7, 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video
A wonderful documentation of the final concert of a great band that chose its own end. Great look at the individuals and great music also. Too bad I only discovered them after they were gone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yeah I'm not sure what to expect from a variety of generous and the...
Best regards to the next generation of the most important thing is that the company is a good time to time and money on the other hand is a good time to time and money on the other... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Darren Kunkel
3.0 out of 5 stars Who was this band?
s far as rockumentaries go this one was nothing special & I'm a sucker for concert films. Oh well.....c'est la roque!
Published 1 month ago by Donald Brandt
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool rockumentary!
Cool rockumentary! I enjoyed this one and really knew nothing about the band and now I am a fan. Rock on!
Published 2 months ago by Robert Falcone
5.0 out of 5 stars Shut up and write the review.
Great entertainment. Owning a piece of history as I never experienced this band live. Sonic quality was fantastic, kudos to Oscilloscope labs for the production quality.
Published 2 months ago by Ann McKemy
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
An emotional roller coaster journeying through the last performance of James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. GREAT MOVIE! A MUST SEE!
Published 2 months ago by Brandy Pechler
5.0 out of 5 stars Very rewarding technically and emotionally
I came to this film/set of discs not as a fan of LCD Soundsystem, but as someone wanting to buy a concert film on Blu-Ray (that was not of some new boy band or some has-beens. Read more
Published 2 months ago by H. Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing concert and documentary
This is such a well made documentary. I bought this a month ago and have watched it several times already. I love it!
Published 2 months ago by Sarah MRW
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see for LCD fans
"Shut Up" is an excellent account of LCD's final days as an official band. I wish there was more on the history of the band but it was fascinating to see James... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joe DeAngelus
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie
I enjoyed some of the behind the scenes stuff. And the concert footage was great. A must watch for and LCD soundsystem fans
Published 2 months ago by iggyhero
5.0 out of 5 stars Kings
James you are a king among men. Thank you for the years I have and will enjoy your music. Enjoy your next adventure as when you live it right it only gets better. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. M. Winger
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