The Ramones Ramones - End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

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DVD Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Deleted Scene
  • Interviews
  • Documentary
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Rhino
Additional Release Material:
  • Deleted Scene
  • Audio Interview - Joey Ramone - Star
  • Production Interview - Johnny Ramone
    • Richie Ramone
    • Dee Dee Ramone
    • Joe Strummer
    • Tommy Ramone
    • Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
    • Ritchie Adler
  • Featurette:
    1. Marky Ramone Drum Technique
    2. Who Wrote What On the First 3 Albums - Tommy Ramone
  • Trailer - END OF THE CENTURY

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 08/20/2004
"[A] documentary that digs deep inside this most revolutionary and tortured of punk quartets..."
New York Times - 08/20/2004
"[A]bsorbing....[T]he music has lasted..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/10/2004
"[A]n engaging and emotional documentary..."
Uncut - 02/01/2005
"It's the most comprehensive and compelling overview yet of the Ramones' career."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2005
"There is pathos in their story, and a kind of perverse dignity, but this level-headed film resists the impulse toward instructive moral fable."
Mojo - 04/01/2005
"[R]iveting....The final word on the strange birth, revolutionary genius and dysfunctional adulthood of the mother of all punk bands."
Rolling Stone - 04/07/2005
"[I]ts bitter emotionalism comes from a hopelessly bowl-cut band that was too legit to quit."

Description by OLDIES.com:

In 1974 the New York City music scene was shocked into consciousness by a band of misfits from Queens call the Ramones. Playing in a seedy Bowery bar to a small group of fellow struggling musicians, the band struck a dissonant chord that rocked the foundation of the '70s music scene. This quartet of unlikely rock stars connected with the disenfranchised everywhere, sparking a movement that would resonate with two generations of outcasts across the globe. Although the Ramones never reached the top of the charts, they endured in the face of fleeting success and crushing interpersonal conflicts by maintaining a rigorous touring schedule for more than 22 years. Tracing the history of the band, from its unlikely origins through its bitter demise, End of the Century is a vibrant, candid document of one of the most influential groups in the History of Rock.

Product Description:

Starting with the band's origins in Forest Hills, Queens, END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES gives a fascinating background portrait of the eccentric group of individuals who came together to be one of the most influential punk bands in history. This documentary about the New York City renegades who made their mark in the mid-1970s with counterculture lyrics and underground performances at rundown joints like CBGB on the Bowery, shows how the band eventually earned recognition, even being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. But it is the insider look at the blue collar upbringing of the band members, and their desire to be part of Manhattan's burgeoning hard-rock scene, that is most endearing about this particular film. In candid interviews with Dee Dee Ramone, he tells stories about the group's total lack of complexity in its earliest days. Going to see contemporary acts like the New York Dolls and Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones quickly created their own sound and practiced frenetically. When they finally made their debut with an extremely loud sound, furiously fast and short songs, and lots of drama such as blatant on-stage arguments, they practically scared away their fans. While other stars, like Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, comment on the Ramones' subsequent rise to punk stardom, providing wild stories about sex, drugs, chaos, and tragedy, it is the truly interesting story of the band's start that will linger in viewers' minds.

Tracks:

  • 1.Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
  • 2.I'm Affected
  • 3.Danny Says
  • 4.Chinese Rock
  • 5.The Return of Jackie and Judy
  • 6.Let's Go
  • 7.Baby, I Love You
  • 8.I Can't Make It on Time
  • 9.This Ain't Havana
  • 10.Rock 'N' Roll High School
  • 11.All the Way
  • 12.High Risk Insurance

Plot Keywords:

1970s | Documentary | Music (General) | New York City | Pop / Rock | Punk Rock | Punk Rockers | Rock | Rock And Roll | Rock Bands | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • THEATRICAL RELEASE: AUGUST 20, 2004 (NY)
    AUGUST 27 (EXPANDS)

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  • UPC: 603497039920
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