- Extended Interviews
- Contributor Biographies
- "The Hardest Smiths Interactive Quiz In The World Ever"
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 27, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Sexy Intellectual
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Production Interviews: The Smiths - Stars
- Interactive Features:
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Without a doubt the most important band of the 1980s, The Smiths remain the ultimate icons of a genre that's come to be known as "indie." The Smiths: Under Review
is a 90-minute documentary film covering the full story and the music of The Smiths. Featuring rare musical performances, videos, TV appearances, and interviews with the band - and commentary and review from an esteemed panel of experts - this film is the first of its kind in documenting the history and music of this extraordinary group. Includes contributions from producers Stephen Street, John Porter and Kenny Jones; The Smiths 'fifth member' Craig Gannon; author of "Saint Morrissey" Mark Simpson; journalists Paul Morley, Nigel Williamson, Jake Kennedy and John Robb; Factory Records supremo Tony Wilson; long-term band associate Grant Showbiz; DJ and early champion David Jensen; and a host of other names.
Featuring rare versions of Smiths classics including "Hand In Glove," "This Charming Man," "What Difference Does It Make," "How Soon Is Now," "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now," "The Queen Is Dead," "Bigmouth Strikes Again," "Panic" and "Girlfriend In A Coma."
A comprehensive critical overview of one of indie rock's most important bands is presented here by a number of notable experts. The panel includes producers Stephen Street, John Porter, and Kenny Jones, as well as SAINT MORRISSEY author Mark Simpson. Additionally, the collection of rare videos and performance footage includes renditions of "This Charming Man," "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now," and "Girlfriend in a Coma."