- Actors: Art Bergmann, Jeremy Bishop (II), Bernie Coulson, Hugh Dillon, Dan Fazzio
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Original recording reissued, NTSC
- Language: English, German
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Walt Disney Video
- VHS Release Date: December 4, 2001
- Run Time: 92 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00005R877
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Hard Core Logo [VHS]
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A few years ago, Miramax released a bare bones DVD of Hard Core Logo, but now Bruce McDonald has re-released his movie with a new transfer (strangely full-frame as opposed to the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the Miramax disc) and a new and improved 5.1 surround soundtrack.
First up is the rowdy audio commentary between Bruce McDonald, actor Hugh Dillon and the screenwriter, Noel S. Baker. McDonald and Baker dominate the track at first, but then Dillon gets more vocal (or is that drunker?) as the commentary progresses. There are a lot of interesting observations from all the participants. Initially, Dillon wasn't interested in doing the movie because he felt that most rock 'n' roll films didn't get it right but McDonald convinced him that this one would be different. What makes this commentary such a treat to listen to is that it's obvious that everyone involved hasn't watched the film in years and that they're having a blast revisiting it. They are all clearly proud of the film and aren't afraid to poke fun at it and themselves.
Also included are the obligatory cast and crew biographies and the theatrical trailer that was originally on the Miramax DVD.
Another new feature are two music videos: one for Dillon's band, The Headstones and the other for Hard Core Logo, which parodies A Hard Day's Night (the band in ridiculous wigs runs away from their fans) and features clips from the movie.
Fans of Canadian music will be happy to know that the tribute CD-with actual Canadian rock bands covering the songs of Hard Core Logo-is also included. For those that think Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne sum up Canadian music, think again!
In keeping with its DIY roots, the DVD booklet is designed and written like an independent punk rock fanzine that is a nice added touch.
Yes, it's funny. It's monumentally funny in a nasty, painful way. You can't like these people, but you can come to love them, unloveable as they are, because they are so completely human and messed up. Though you know there is no way on earth the band can hold together you'll find yourself wanting them to succeed. The performances are amazing; there is not a false note in the whole film. Particularly fine are John Pyper-Ferguson as John Oxenberger, Julian Richings as Bucky Haight, and Hugh Dillon who gives a brilliant performance as Joe Dick. There's even a cameo by the late Joey Ramone.
HCL requires steady nerves, it's harrowing, but it's absolutely worth the time. "4 guys - 5 nights - 3000 miles - 764 gallons of gas - 987 bottles of beer - 3457 cigarettes - 1 last shot" Amen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Definitely different! Constant action going on in the midst of a punk rock setting.Published 9 months ago by Kristi Spears
Incredible Film Incredible Package.
This is very much peak canadian cinema.
HCL chronicles a punk band on the road across beautiful canada. Read more
This is a sleeper for sure, This movie is by far one of my top 10 favorite movies of all times....the story is hilarious, serious, spontaneous and full of surprises, the journey of... Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by Johnny5.Ontime
Why everyone below loves this movie is beyond me. Aren't mockumentaries supposed to be funny, or at least amusing? Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by kaoskitty
As a huge fan of this movie, I ordered this DVD assuming that it was a 2 disc deluxe edition, as the featured pictures would lead one to believe. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by BekahLeigh
Hard Core Logo"Hard Core Logo" is the best rock band mockumentary since "This is Spinal Tap". It is a consistantly intriguing look at the comeback of a hard core punk band trying... Read morePublished on October 24, 2008 by sheshetta
An evil movie about evil people
who make a mockery of music...
by it appears another set of evil people
with the motivation of putting down the other guys?! Read more
Hugh Dillon from the Headstones and a tour of small venues in Canada prior to 1990... what more could you ask for in a "rockumentry". Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by Kim Smed
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