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Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story

4.7 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews

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The true story of one of the most successful pop-metal bands of the 80s. All born in England, the group first found success at home and then, with the help of producer Mutt Lange, they began to top the US charts. Although problems with drug and alcohol addiction took their toll, it was not until a car accident took the arm of the group's drummer that the party came to a halt. Faced with the potential death of the group and pressure to find a new drummer, the group banded together and encouraged their mate to learn how to play with one arm and re-join Def Leppard. They went on to sell over 14 million albums during their next tour.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Nick Bagnall, Karl Geary, Adam MacDonald, Esteban Powell, Orlando Seale
  • Directors: Robert Mandel
  • Writers: Carolyn Shelby, Christopher Ames
  • Producers: Claudio Castravelli, Jean Guy Despres, Patricia Clifford, Suzanne Lauer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006Q93CE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,543 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story" on IMDb

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By Wilmar and Maya VINE VOICE on May 14, 2005
Format: DVD
This is a movie focusing on well known facts from the Def Leppard 197901986 period.

It starts with Joe Elliot auditioning for Atomic Mass, the band including Sav and Pete Willis, and goes all the way to their first performance with Rick Allen after his accident.

The casting directors and vocal coaches did a fantastic job. Also, the director was able to pull off the personal background that affected highs (their first EP funded by Joe Elliott's dad) and lows (Steve Clark drinking his father's demons (literally) to death) of the band without overdramatizing them.

Also, the movie shows us the influence that Mutt Lange had on their carreer without forgetting the fact that the Lepps had the skills, the talent and the commitment to make it happen with his producing genius.

If you are a fan of Def Leppard, stop reading and buy this movie immediately. If you were a casual fan of the Pyromania and Hysteria albums, you might as well enjoy a nicely made movie that gives you a glimpse into the history of a hugely popular "pop" metal band.

What do you want??? I WANT ROCK N ROLL!
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I absolutely LOVED this movie and highly, highly recommend it to ANYONE who has never seen it. I'm not a huge fan of Def Leppard and knew absolutely nothing about them...in fact I didn't even knew they were a British Band...yeah, yeah I know. But I found the movie to be very entertaining as well as informative. Even if you don't care for there music, still give it a try...you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised. Except for a concert scene at the end, very little of there music is played throughout the movie, with the focus being more on the band members, their private lives, and personal struggles and tragedies.
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Since we recieved the DVD my kids watch it about every day. I never thought it would make a lasting impression but it has. It taught them that no matter what obstacle lies before them all they have to do is believe in themselves and they will overcome it.
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To please everyone in every way all the time is absolutely impossible. But knowing that this movie which was over seen here and there by Joe Elliott when it was being made makes me happy knowing that this movie does hold essential key events that shows the bands early beginnings from the day Joe Elliott met Pete Willis after missing his bus after work, up to the release of 'Hysteria' as the movie is rightly named and of course to Rick Allen's first time playing live in front of an audience during the 'Hysteria' tour without his assistant.
Yes there were some things that could have been added such as Steve Clark's death and how it affected the band members, his family and other friends, but that happened after they finished their tour for 'Hysteria' and began the writing and recordings for 'Retro Active'. Honestly that tragedy should be another movie in it's self since it is definitely an important fact. Had it been added to this movie it would have made this already quick moving movie feel even more choppy then the 2 hour movie that it was and it might not have seen the light of day or it would have felt like a fictional movie instead and some people would still have had another reason to cry fowl.
As for me I love Def Leppard, I have ever since the end of their second album 'High and Dry' and beginning of 'Pyromania'. I could honestly feel a spark about them that stood out amongst other bands at the time, for a very young kid back then. Personally, I'm glad the band even allowed this movie to be made so we could see a little glimpse into some of the things they went through early on and glad to hear that there are bands out there today from different genre's that proudly admit that they have been inspired by this talented band over the years.
Goes to prove that this amazingly talented band has had the fighting power to stay from the beginning...even the movie pointed that out.
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Haven't seen this really since it was aired by VH1 back in 2001, but recently got the Live in Vegas DVD and enjoyed it so much (particularly for the older songs they did on that) it reminded me of this. Saw Amazon had it for quite cheap on DVD so went ahead and ordered it.

First the bad stuff, all technical: DVD only (no Blu Ray), old-fashioned 'full screen' format only, and NO EXTRAs whatsoever- not even subtitles as an option!

That said, the movie itself really is good and more or less accurate based on what I know (which at least used to be quite a bit, I was a rabid fan in my teen years). The actors are all quite good and look and play their roles well. Biggest thing I took away from this recent viewing was how bad I felt for Steve and his demons, his story is such a sad one in the end. The movie itself KINDOF tries to focus more on Rick and his accident, and half of the run-time was the time between Hysteria and Pyromania (with the rest being basically the entire band history before that), but pretty much everyone (except maybe Sav) gets their due.

Also, Anthony Michael Hall plays Mutt Lange quite well, and his importance to the band is emphasized as it should be. Even their manager Peter Mensch (who gets more screen time than Mutt) is pretty well done.

Anyway, if you are a fan at all this is well worth having, but I would sure like to see a more complete and updated release sometime in the near future.
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