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Rock Milestones: Pink Floyd - The Wall

4.5 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

It is now over 25 years since the launch of The Wall. Conceived by Roger Waters as an ambitious double album, a spectacular live show and a ground breaking feature film. The Wall has gone on to achieve iconic status in the history of popular music. It has been both lavished with praise and subjected to the most hostile criticism imaginable. In the words of the band and their critics then and now, this is the independent critical review of a milestone in popular culture, which strips away the prejudice to produce the ultimate retrospective on one of the most important and iconoclastic popular works of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: Classic Rock Legends
  • DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000L22TCY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,537 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I'm only writing a review because I've been prompted by Amazon - this movie is timeless and has already been reviewed more times than necessary... so I'm just going to give a quick "topline" view for those who somehow haven't seen it:

This movie is depressing. It is one of the most depressing movies you will ever see. It compiles all pitfalls in existence and distills them into a perfectly concise hour-and-a-half montage (again, these are Western culture pitfalls... or "first world" problems; the suffering in the rest of the world is obviously more horrific than love lost, drug abuse, and unwanted stardom).

That being said, there is something very encouraging and uplifting about it... the viewer is immediately able to empathize with these all-too-real issues. They are topics we've all seen firsthand or even encountered ourselves, and they are underscored by such adeptly complementary music that it taps a very real emotional chord common to all of us. However, it is easily taken as a "there but for the grace of god go I" message that actually makes you feel better about your situation... you recognize and feel the situation and probably start thinking about parallels with your own life, and then you realize you don't have it so bad. The twinge of sadness you feel won't be for futility or unavoidable suffering (as so many "art house" stories often portray), but rather for this seemingly real, HUMAN individual who you wish you could rescue from the painful oblivion from which he withdraws and tell him it will be okay... but you know it's not possible because the despair is very real and very tangible to all of us.

There is a little bit of "The Wall" in many such tales of isolation and despair, but none have captured it so completely as Roger Water's masterpiece. I saw this movie when I was three... 31 years later, it has the same validity, truth, and universality as it had at its initial launch.
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Everybody who gave this DVD five stars and a glowing review seem to be quite confused. They apparently think they are reviewing the theatrical film written by Roger Waters, starring Bob Geldoff, and directed by Alan Parker. That IS a great movie, but THIS is NOT THAT. It is not -- NOT -- the cinemtic movie called "Pink Floyd-The Wall".

This is an unsanctioned, bootleg "documentary".

I'm not watching this DVD a second time to ensure accuracy, but ... First of all, it contains no relevant people giving new interviews. If Gilmour, Waters, et. al. appear at all, they're in archived footage, in interviews you've likely seen before. Those who do give new interviews are strangers, and unappealing ones, at that.
The music of The Wall plays incessantly in the background -- but, for whatever legal reason, they're COVER VERSIONS by sound-alike "bands" (that only have one or two "members")! They sing terribly, just abominably bad. Who would name their Pink-Floyd-cover band "The Trial"?!? What a ridiculous choice. Call it "Vera Lynn"! LOL.
This documentary is not re-watchable, making it a poor buy. In fact, it's barely watchable the first time through. It's sad that Pink Floyd fans have been so eager to spend their money, giving rise to shoddy knock-off products like these. This is little better than a bootleg T-shirt. Actually, a T-shirt would be more functional! Better to spend your money on an illicit concert recording, instead. And I would, because of this poor documentary, be very wary of other DVDs bearing the "Rock Milestones" appellation, in the future,
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This movie ROCKS!!! Pink Floyd has the best album to movie ever! The story of Pink is an over the top movie about the building of the wall in his mind and its terrible fall as to be made to face his peers, his school teachers, his wife, his mom. It's just crazy!!! A must HAVE I promise you!
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Dated production, of course, since it's 32 years old, but still very relevant politically and culturally, I'm sad to say. The apologia to rock god status is self-serving, but the connection between a failed system of education, mass culture, and fascism is very fresh and spot on.
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It can make you cringe. It was one of my Dad's old favorite movies, so at times it made me cry. A great musical with awesome animation at different parts. This is one of those that you either love it or hate it. I love it!
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This review is for the movie the Wall... not this documentary which is just ok. sorry for the confusion.

If you haven't seen this masterpiece by now, then you must be living under a rock the size of Everest! See this... It is an amazing tour of emotions! You will feel hopelessness, sadness, melancholy, excitement, disgust, and utter nausea as you skate on the thin ice.
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Easy, greatest album of all time greatest movie of all time. Waters is a genius and this movie only begins to dive into the world that is the wall
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Well Pink Floyd has being one of the most successful British Bands,their music was beyond their time back in the 70's, 40 years late they still way ahead. I dont think that we will ever can caught up with the Floyd.
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