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Backbeat [DVD] [Special Edition]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Shot in Panavision. Co-produced by Scala Productions. The "Backbeat Band," which recreates the Beatles' music, consists of Greg Dulli and Dave Pirner on vocals, Don Fleming on guitar and vocals, Thurson Moore on guitar, Dave Grohl on drums and Mike Mills on bass. Addition musicians are Eric Reed, Terence Blanchard, Buster Marbury, David McMurray, Don Was, Luis Conte, Mark Goldenberg, Jamie Muhoberac, Billy Preston, Jimmy Wood and Paulinho da Costa. David Campbell did the string orchestrations. Ian Hart previously portrayed John Lennon in the 1991 Christopher Mnch film, "The Hours and Times." "Backbeat" was shown at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Bassist Stu Sutcliffe, who quit the Beatles before the group became famous, died of a brain hemorrhage shortly after he left the group. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Available to rent in the UK.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 25439

  • Credits
    Sheryl Lee, Sheryl Lee-Diamond, Sheryl Lee Diamond, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Any old way you choose it, the music still kills..."
    Premiere

    "...Fleshing out this engaging cartoon is an excellent performance by Ian Hart..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Lively, galvanizing and unexpectedly well made....[Softley] has done a fond, imaginative job..."
    New York Times

    "...An exhilarating surprise....As thrilling as it is original..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It's lively and full of good music and it plays around with a fascinating subject..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "BACKBEAT nails the era's speed-fueled rocker spirit while mining the consequences of an artist following his bliss."
    Rolling Stone

    "[I]t's Ian Hart as the young Lennon who steals the show."
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