The Who - The Kids Are Alright (Deluxe Edition)
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PROGRAM Digitally re-mastered picture in HI-DEFINITION from the original negatives. Restored to the original "Directors Cut" length of 109 minutes which was never released on home video (save the defunct RCA Selectavision discs sold in the early 80s). Intensive color correction, re-framing and dirt and scratch removal have made this new picture look as good, or better, than it did when it was released in 1979. It is also presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.1:85 making it doubly valuable to consumers.
SOUND The sound has also been renovated and re-mixed to Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS. For the first time on DVD, original multi-track recordings were used to create a truly discrete mix for the sections of the film where they existed, specifically, Baba ORiley, Who Are You, and Wont Get Fooled Again. These new mixes were created in London by long time Who associates Jon Astley and Andy McPherson. The rest of the film was re-mixed from existing stereo and mono sources making for the most accurate and sonically pleasing sound possible.
COMMENTARY Director Jeff Stein, having not spoken about the film or been involved with it since its release in 1979, has provided a remarkable retelling of his time with the band while making this truly great film. Searching through millions of feet of archival material, collected at the age of 19 from all around the world, his journey from fan to filmmaker is both hilarious and emotional charged; filled with antidotes and memories never shared before.
ON SCREEN NOTES Every chapter has a different location and date indicating when and where it was recorded. A subtitle steam, when selected, will reveal this information to the viewer. Also the title of the song is indicated. So now the world will be able to realize the song theyve been calling "Teenage Wasteland" for twenty years is really called "Baba ORiley"!
ENGLISH SUBTITLES Figuring out the lyrics the band is singing is one thing, but deciphering what they say while screaming over each other is a whole other puzzle. With an available English subtitle stream, the linguistic nightmare is finally over. Now youll know both. The phase, "I always wondered what he said" is now a thing of the past.
- Restored to the original "Director's Cut" length of 109 minutes
- Almost 100 minutes of never-before-seen multi-camera angle footage
- Completely re-mastered in Hi-Definition and 5.1 surround from the original film elements and multi-tracks
- Packed with a 32 page collectable booklet
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It seems like every night, Dave and Jay have some new band on stage. Some angst-projecting vocalist trying to sound like Kurt Cobain, some guitarist who knows 5 chords and 2 ways to strum each one, a bassist who plays one note at a time, and a drummer who knows only one rythem - bump-bah-bump-bah-bump-bah-badump. But no matter how bad they are, they all have one thing in common - they're all pretty enough for MTV. It's enough to make me scream in frustration, because I know how good rock and roll can really be, and THIS DVD is it.
Patch your DVD player through your stereo, put masking tape on all your window glass, stuff the dog's ears with cotton, protect all small children with DOT approved devices, then pop this DVD in and hide under the couch, because THIS is rock and roll as it was and is meant to be - master musicians with genuine f--- it all attitude, playing through 10 tons of Marshall Hiwatt amps. In the late 70's there was a famous ad in "Stereo Review" showing a guy sitting in an armchair in front of a speaker, with his necktie being blown straight back behind him. Picture that, and you get an idea of what this movie and this band are all about.
The movie itself is half comedy and half action-drama. The comedy comes during interviews and conversations with the band, with Keith initiating most of it and everyone else either joining in or, in the case of the slick corporate "host" types, getting skewered. The action-drama is all on stage, with Pete whirling his way through incredible guitar playing, Roger providing his usual peerless singing, Keith bringing something almost otherworldly to his drums, and John holding it all down, standing there motionless like the rock of gibralter, his fingers on the bass a blur.
Unlike so many modern bands, who surround themselves with "star" mystique and who are always safe and cool on stage, The Who were self-deprecating and able to laugh at themselves when they weren't playing, and when they were playing... well, when they were playing, they consistently reached for the stars. Sometimes it didn't work - sometimes they sounded like crap. But when they were in the sweet spot, when they were in "the zone," they were, to use the apt words of another reviewer, "the greatest rock and roll band ever to draw breath."
Most of what you get in this DVD special edition is "in the zone," and what little isn't, doesn't really detract from the experience. Everyone who worked on producing this DVD edition should get a medal, as the film looks and sounds as close to perfection as it is ever going to get.
By the way, if you are listening through an old-fashioned, two speaker system, choose "stereo" under sound options. The reviewer who panned the sound, probably hadn't tried that option yet - on my system (Carver tuner with 2 Dahlquist DQM-9 Compact loudspeakers) choosing "stereo" cleaned up the sound greatly.
Unfortunately, most of the people who buy this DVD, probably already know how great it is. You won't be disappointed, and if you show it to a friend or two, maybe the memory of The Who won't die with us. There's never been another band like them, and this DVD does them justice for the ages.
No extras. You get an alternate audio track of the director's comments, but that has limited value.
This wouldn't be my first choice for buying a blu-ray of this movie.
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