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    Unique ID Code: 0000034408
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    Added on: 13/5/2002 12:20
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    Rock Star (UK)

    7 / 10
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    The story of a wannabe who got to be
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Chris Cole always wanted to be a rock star and his girlfriend thinks he can make it to the top. He still lives with his parents, when he is not fronting a tribute band, but one day he is fired. Devastated he returns home only to receive a phone call asking him to replace the singer in the legendary heavy metal band, Steel Dragons - the band he has always idolised...

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary
    "Back Stage Pass" - HBO First Look Special
    Music Video "Rock Star" by Everclear

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 German

    Directed By:
    Stephen Herek

    Written By:

    Jason Bonham
    Dominic West
    Timothy Spall
    Timothy Olyphant
    Jason Flemyng
    Jennifer Aniston
    Mark Wahlberg

    Casting By:
    Sharon Bialy

    Soundtrack By:
    Brian Vander Ark
    Jeremy Topan
    Twiggy Ramirez
    Trevor Rabin
    Jay Popoff
    Steve Plunkett
    Sammy Hagar
    Joe Elliott
    Ronnie James Dio
    Desmond Child
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Peter Beckett

    Director of Photography:
    Ueli Steiger

    Trudy Ship

    Costume Designer:
    Aggie Guerard Rodgers

    Production Designer:
    Mayne Schuyler Berke

    Robert Lawrence
    Toby Jaffe
    Michael Fottrell
    George Clooney

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Reuther
    Mike Ockrent

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    A plotless, senseless very loud movie that should`ve been released as a soundtrack, without its visuals. It`s a 102-minute ride of rock, rock and some more rock.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the colors are nicely saturated. The editing is quite good and gives the movie a fast pace (still, a fast paced plotless movie is like applying full gas in neutral).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is loud. Very loud. There`s a good usage of the surrounds, but don`t expect any split surrounds effects. The music is good, that is if you`re into rock. If rock isn`t your cup of tea, the soundtrack will give you a major headache. Guaranteed.
    The menus are still with music.
    The extras include a (boring) commentary by the director, a short behind the scenes featurette, a music video and some outtakes (which can be seen while the credits are rolling).
    Bottom line - a bad movie, but it can still serve as a 102-minute music video.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 13/5/2002 15:19
    8 / 10
    I loved it! Basically if you are in or have been in a rock band there are enough subtle and blatant references to keep you chuckling and nearly spilling your beer all the way through. You will know or have met most of the stereotypes portrayed and nemesis is allowed to kick most of them where it hurts.
    In addition, like Spinal Tap, you listen to the music that`s been put together for `the band` and think, hey, this is cool in its own right. An excellent celebration of the days when singers could hit those notes and guitarists weren`t afraid to widdle :0>
    posted by electric druid on 11/1/2003 20:34