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- Commentary by Verdine White and Ralph Johnson of Earth Wind and Fire
- Still and poster gallery
- Trailers and TV spots
- 8-page booklet with liner notes and photos
Top Customer Reviews
This movie is worth the price of admission if only just to see Charles Stepney in the studio, and actually playing the piano, albeit he only plays a few chords. The other interesting parts for me were the studio scenes where the session musicians laid down the tracks for that crappy song by The Pages.
You could take the plot and dialogue of this movie and apply it to the present day music industry and it will answer your question "Why is music such crap these days?"
As a movie, IT'S NOT GREAT. The acting is sub-par (and that's saying A LOT since this came out during the so-called "Blaxploitation" era), and it seems that the writers rely on cliches in portraying many of the characters. I give the Maurice White and the other cats an "A" for effort for the little bit of acting they try to do, though. They're not in the movie very much. Like others have said, there's only a little bit of live peformance footage.
From the perspective of a musician, FUNKATEER, and EWF lover, though, the opening scene of the movie is what I enjoyed the most...seeing the cats in a simulated studio situation. For other connoisseurs of soul, a real treat is getting to see footage and hear the voice of Charles Stepney (who tries some acting), EWF's legendary producer and arranger. Also there are a couple of montage's demonstrating the recording/creative process. These were truly pleasures to watch.
As far as the extras were concerned, no big whoop. I was particularly disappointed with the commentary. Ralph Johnson's voice came through loud and clear, but it sounded like Verdine White was on the other side of the room without a mic and was largely hard to understand throughout. How the producers of the package allowed that to happen is beyond me.
All in all, it you're an EWF completist, you should own this DVD...just BECAUSE. For the rest of you, well, you can take it or leave it.
I can't review this Movie because... almost immediately upon starting-up this disc, the Audio was ridiculously out-of-sync. At first I assumed it was just bad editing in the opening Musical Segment, but afterwards it was obvious that there are serious sync issues here. So I didn't get a chance to enjoy this Movie at all.
I have a PS3 that I play all my Blu-Rays from. So, this may be be a PS3 Issue, but I haven't had any other Sync Problems in the last few years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a movie from the 1970s. It was bad then and worse today. However, I am a huge earth, wind & fire fan and thus seeing this movie with them was worth the poor screenplay and... Read morePublished 29 days ago by D E Brooks
My husband was pleased with this DVD! He did not expect the additional footage on this version versus the old one that he had. Thanks!Published 1 month ago by Barbara P.
this movie did not give Earth WIND AND FIRE . its awful at least the music was goodPublished 1 month ago by howard glasgow
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