& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Sold by PRIME USA and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
John Mellencamp: It's Abo... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by -importcds
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$15.60
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Mediaflix
Add to Cart
$15.60
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Two Thumbs Up
Add to Cart
$16.11
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

John Mellencamp: It's About You [Blu-ray]

3.8 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

Additional Multi-Format options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
Multi-Format
(Jun 05, 2012)
"Please retry"
1
$15.60
$11.60 $8.97
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Blu-ray Value Promotion
Purchase any three featured Blu-ray titles for a total price of $19.99. Restrictions apply, offer is valid for a limited time and while supplies last. Learn more
$15.60 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Sold by PRIME USA and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • John Mellencamp: It's About You [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • Plain Spoken
Total price: $27.48
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Over a career spanning 35 years, John Mellencamp has drawn inspiration from his native Midwest to create songs that speak to all of America and the world. His classics, like aSmall Town, a aJack & Dianea and aPink Houses, a tell powerful, poignant stories of ordinary people trying to live their lives with meaning and integrity. JOHN MELLENCAMP: ITaS ABOUT YOU is the first inside look at the man behind those beloved songs. The movieas co-directors, famed photographer Kurt Marcus and his son Ian, travel along with Mellencamp on his 2009 concert tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. They also film the writing and recording of Mellencampas universally acclaimed 2010 album No Better Than This, the sessions for which took place at several American musical landmarks. We see Mellencamp at Sun Studio in Memphis, where Elvis Presley recorded his breakthrough classics, and recording (with a mono tape recorder more than half a century old) in the same San Antonio hotel room where legendary bluesman Robert Johnson created his seminal work. The Markuses shoot in Super 8 to visually echo the authentic Americana that resonates in Mellencampas music. Along the way, the rocker reveals an emotional and contemplative side never before seen by the public, in a career-spanning film that becomes a soulful meditation on his beloved heartland.

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: John Mellencamp, Kurt Markus
  • Directors: Kurt Markus, Ian Markus
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: MPI Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007K7IBIE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,654 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I saw this before a concert of Mellencamp's can't say I saw and heard every second but most of it like 90% i saw...the footage of the road is great, the places he recorded most notably Robert Johnson's hotel room were interesting to see, some old church think it was in memphis...obviously the songs were from his newest album definitely has a retro feel to americana post war but more like mid-50s feel...i will buy this when it's released and i'd recommend anyone who is a fan of john mellencamp will do the same...i can vouch that this is a very worthwhile release and is not filler or just something to pick up...it's a really good piece of art/entertainment/film/music however you want to classify this...if anything it will enhance the listening experience of the latest album and i will say it's a dvd you'll probably watch multiple times rather than just once because the scenery of cities and landscape is nice to see...you will see the places he actually recorded the songs and he did in mostly landmark places with retro recording equipment.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I love everything about this DVD. It is really well done. Maybe its the artsy side in me, but I love the way it was filmed and narrated. Can't wait to watch it again. If you are a Mellencamp fan like me, this is a must have.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
I enjoyed this film that came on before John came out on stage. the film was filmed with a 8 mm Camera that looks pretty cool. It shows footage of him when he was on tour with bob dylan in 2009, and the making of his new album. alot of the film is in black and white, but the film rocks. I'll be buying it. I do recomend any Mellencamp fan to buy it if they havent seen it.
1 Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I watch this one a lot, may wear it out someday! John is my favorite poet writer. His music is inspirational to me. Kurt made me laugh with his comments. He did a fantastic job on this and his comments right on the money the sad state of some places in our great country that were hurting. Also the part where John and Elaine were babtized was awesome. I would love that church and congregation.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a nice behind the scenes look at the veteran rocker. It nicely straddles the line between a concert film and an artsy indie documentary. The videography is mostly done on somewhat grainy and beautiful super 8 film. Given this fact the regular DVD version would do anyone nicely as the Blue-ray version doesn't add a great deal considering the source. As a long time fan of John Mellencamp's music, that had drifted away a bit over the years, I found this to be the perfect way to reacquaint myself with one of my original rock heroes. There is some fantastic concert footage from a tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson (Dylan and Willie not shown) as well as some amazing intimate recording session performances for the album "No Better Than This" produced by T Bone Burnett. The film takes you into recording locations such as the hotel room where Robert Johnson Recorded as well as the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis in a way that will give roots music fans goosebumps. Director Kurt Markus waxes poetic about the american road along the way to great effect. The script is unplanned and events unfold to the film maker as they happen. Kurt does a great job making you feel like you are there. If you are looking for a slickly produced high definition documentary this may not be for you. If you are open to taking a journey into the world of roots rock that sometimes feels like a poetic dream, Mellencamp fan or not (yet), you will be well satisfied here.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Mellencamp's "No Better Than This" album will go down in history as one of his finest works regardless of its commercial success or any lack thereof. Recorded the VERY old fashioned way, Ampex reel-to-reel and one microphone in mono, in three locations (Baptist church in Savannah, Sun Studios in Memphis, and the room at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio where Robert Johnson recorded) the filmmaker would have done well to let the story tell itself. It's an interesting enough story on its own, one that has caught the attention of many musicians, engineers and music fans who weren't even Mellencamp fans. Instead, he blathers throughout the film about something he set out to discover on the road. We the viewers never get to uncover what exactly this great thing is he set out to discover and whether or not he discovered it. Instead he winds us up with a vague promise of something big about to come and then rehashes said promise. How much better this movie would be if the narrating filmmaker had exercised the Hemingway rule of "show it, don't tell it."

Despite this constant annoyance it's worth sitting through in order to see the too-few clips of Mellencamp, producer T-Bone Burnett, and various musicians knocking out the familiar tracks. Recommended for all musicians and engineers. Just remember to be patient during the useless blathering.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I recommend this DVD ... Well, the first reason is that I'm in it shown dancing in the audience ....woo hoo! Second reason is that the documentary itself was very well made in that old style feel that John was trying portray. The changes in musical styles from back then to today you can see and hear the difference when you watch this. This stripped down record that he created was an amazing listen.
If you are a true fan of John Mellencamp you will appreciate the style in which it was made and the artistry in the making of this documentary.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

John Mellencamp: It's About You [Blu-ray]
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: John Mellencamp: It's About You [Blu-ray]


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video