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    Unique ID Code: 0000040191
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    Added on: 24/9/2002 23:36
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    Last Waltz, The (UK)

    7 / 10
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    More than just a concert film
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 112 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, five thousand cheering fans gathered for the historic farewell concert of The Band. In the words of lead guitarist Robbie Robertson, "We wanted it to be a celebration." And so it was, and is, in Martin Scorsese`s lovingly filmed record of the event. The Last Waltz is more than just a concert film. Scorsese intercuts probing, humorous interviews with the group. What emerges is a unique insider`s view into the golden age of rock. Superstars Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, and virtuoso guitarist Eric Clapton join The Band onstage, climaxing with the return of one-time collaborator Bob Dylan, plus ex-Beatle Ringo Starr for `I Shall Be Released`. Also features performances from Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, The Staples, Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, and Ron Wood.

    Special Features:
    Featurette: `Revisiting The Last Waltz`
    Archival outtakes jam 2
    Original theatrical trailer
    TV spot
    Photo gallery
    Collectable booklet
    Audio commentary: the filmmaker and the musician
    Audio commentary: The Band and others

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: German
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Martin Scorsese

    Emmylou Harris
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    Bob Dylan
    Dr. John
    Neil Diamond
    Rick Danko
    Eric Clapton
    Paul Butterfield

    Soundtrack By:
    Neil Diamond

    Director of Photography:
    Michael W. Watkins
    Vilmos Zsigmond
    Michael Chapman

    Production Designer:
    Boris Leven

    Steven Prince
    L.A. Johnson
    Joel Chernoff
    Robbie Robertson
    Frank Marshall

    Executive Producer:
    Jonathan T. Taplin

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    I am not going to review the quality of the music, everybody (except for Jimmy McDonough, Neil Young`s biographer) already agrees that it`s a wonderful collections of songs. The picture and sound quality are exceptional in comparison to most any dvd of a film from the era.
    The special features are quite limited however. There is a small featurette comprised of interviews with Robertson and Scorcese, but it is one of the rare, interesting featurettes on dvd special features. Some parts of the audio commentary is obviously comprised of bits of old interviews from Scorcese. It would have been nice to hear him comment on the entire production and then have the musicians and artists commentary as a second commentary track.
    posted by Ziggy Forever on 16/1/2003 18:13