CBGB

CBGB

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
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Alan Rickman stars as legendary NYC club owner Hilly Kristal, who during the 1970s, wanted to create a venue for country, bluegrass and blues music (thus the name CBGB). When those acts became difficult to book, he shifted the club's focus to local bands playing original music, launching the careers of Patti Smith, Blondie, the Talking Heads and the Ramones and helping to define New York's punk scene and changing the face of music.
Publisher: [Place of production not identified] : Film CBGB, LLC, ©2013.
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc (103 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda.

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ThomasJWhiting
Dec 25, 2015

Fun view into the evolution of the NYC 'punk' thang - not a personal favorite of this old instrumental soul/jazz music guy - but the best examples are quite good, as is film itself - especially Alan Rickman's performance).

Glad I watched it, but I guess I have more in common with 'the love generation', than the punk lifestyle - might just be an age thing...

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hammer59
Mar 28, 2015

Very enjoyable film. Chronicles the NYC underground/ alternative music scene.

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RonNasty64
Aug 26, 2014

Interesting film, Hilly was interesting character, but I felt cheated by the music. The soundtrack featured the studio recorded music by the featured artists, which is not what would have been heard at CBGBs. Despite that, it is still worth checking out.

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dolphinwolf
Apr 29, 2014

Great movie if you were a child of the late 70s and getting into punk music such as Blondie, the Ramones & The Police. Alan Rickman is a great actor!

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