Last Days Here
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Liebling, after flirting with the music industry for almost four decades, is poised for a comeback in "Last Days Here." As we meet him, he is residing in his parents' basement and living an oddly co-dependent lifestyle. Discovered by a big fan, Sean Pelletier, who seems to have dedicated his existence to the troubled soul--the two attempt to launch a resurgence of interest in the original Pentagram. It is not only fascinating to see Liebling as we do, but to see him through Pelletier's eyes gives an interesting alternate perspective. He's a good friend indeed! The documentary charts plenty of highs and lows, including a tempestuous new love interest and the pursuit to cut a new album.Read more ›
"Last Days Here" details Sean Pelletier, a passionate music collector who comes across a Pentagram First Daze Here LP at a dusty record store. Personally, I had never heard of the band until this documentary. They were a doom metal act formed in Virginia around 1974, sporting bell-bottoms, long hair and a sound inspired by early Black Sabbath. Pelletier thinks it's the greatest album he's ever heard, and I must admit the song "Forever My Queen" freakin' rocks. He becomes obsessed and tries to track down members, who would be in their 60s by now. Amazingly, he finds lead singer Bobby Liebling, a weathered misfit with all the charisma of a homeless bag lady. He's living in the basement of his parent's home near Philadelphia, a hopeless, unemployed drug addict.
The scenes of Liebling, crawling across the floor looking for crack cocaine, chain smoking and often-times babbling incoherently, are disturbing.Read more ›
God, Satan, Krishna, or whomever, bless "Pellet" for befriending Bobby and sticking with him through so much in order to help him get his soul back. When Pentagram actually finally takes the stage, it is like a revival!
The real story here is not about one of the greatest doom metal bands ever, drug addiction, or a band that failed to make it big. In the end, this is a story about a man who is in pain and desperately needs someone to love him. The loneliness he must have felt in the "sub-basement" for decades is unimaginable.
I cannot recommend this movie highly enough for anyone who loves Pentagram.
See also: Anvil: The Story of Anvil
"A heavy metal 'Grey Gardens', hilarious and tragic." - The Wall Street Journal
"Engrossing, Affectionate...Completely Unpredictable." - The Village Voice
3.5/4 Stars - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"It's horrifying, and you can't look away." - The New York Post
"....surprising sweetness." -The New York Times
"Engrossing! - Editor's Pick - New York Magazine
"I will just advise you to see it. And hear it. It soars." - Trust Movies
"Never a dull moment...has more bizarre twists than any fiction."
- The Boston Phoenix
"Painful, traumatic, albeit deeply inspiring." - Time Out London
"'Last Days Here' is not the documentary viewers expect to see, but it is the documentary they will be glad they saw." -Examiner
"Thoroughly engrossing. 'Last Days Here' is a wild, satisfying ride, a real story of love, friendship, and self-acceptance beneath the tantalizing surface of sex, drugs and rock n' roll" - Baltimore City Paper
"Ingenious and suspenseful...to call `Last Days Here' a mere music documentary is like saying Led Zeppelin's `Stairway to Heaven' is a pretty tune."
- Filmmaker Magazine
"An Intense documentary, it blew us all away!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting story about a band ahead of its time, but lost to time itself.Published 7 months ago by Mano
It's hard to imagine someone once so enigmatic and foreboding could wind up looking so haggard and unassuming as a baby bird or a fragile old lady. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mylz
There but for the grace of God go many of us. A brilliant story of redemption that has restored my faith in the human spirit.Published 12 months ago by Jaybo
Bobby Liebling, a 50-something-year-old juvenile with serious drug addictions, is the front man of an amorphous musical entity known as Pentagram. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alric the Red