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Abba Movie [Blu-ray]
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ABBA the Movie was filmed in 1977 in Australia during the band's tremendously successful tour of that continent. In 1976 ABBA dominated the Australian charts like no other act has done before or since, so when the band decided to stage its first world tour the following year, Australia was one of the (very few) destinations.
The movie is basically a documentary following the band as they perform and thrill Australian audiences of all ages, from Sydney all the way to Perth. The majority of the footage consists of the band performing most of its early classics in front of thousands of ecstatic fans. We also get some backstage shots and a thin storyline that runs throughout the movie, about a radio DJ who is trying to get an exclusive interview with the band. Thankfully, the scenes involving the reporter are short and don't interfere with the real show, ABBA's performance.
From the very beginning, when the band arrives at Sydney's airport, you get the sense that ABBAmania has swept Australia. The view of so many screaming fans lining up the streets all the way into the city is just breathtaking. You will have to look back to old footage of the Beatles arriving in the US to see anything comparable.
One of the early scenes, a the press conference, the band gets to answer the standard questions, and we learn nothing new other than the fact that Agnetha speaks English with a heavy (sexy) Swedish accent, an accent that is much stronger than it sounds on the records.
If you are looking for some insights about the band and their private lives away from the spotlight, you won't find it here.Read more ›
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Wish they had not had the photographer chasing the group all over but the music and entertainment was great.Published 9 days ago by Marjorie Deran
Really fun movie for ABBA fans. Lots of songs from a concert tour in Australia wrapped around a mildly amusing plot concerning a radio DJ and his efforts to interview the group. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Frank A. Terry Jr.
A very pleasant viewing of a loving group. The movie was wonderfully pleasant.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I WAS NOT THERE! However, I HAVE SEEN THIS F A B U L O U S ... A B B A MOVIE!! I do not even remember when or where I saw it! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Princess TINA
LOVED--IT; BROUGHT HOME JUST HOW "FRENETIC/CRAZY" LIFE WAS FOR MANY POPULAR GROUPS "BACK IN THE DAY". MANY THANKS!!!!!!Published 9 months ago by Grandma W-G