The Funk Brothers Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2-DVD)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Disc 1:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • DTS Digital 6.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • BMW Films.com Presents THE HIRE: A Series of Short Films (HOSTAGE, TICKER, BEAT THE DEVIL)
    • Audio Commentary: Paul Justman - Director, Allan Slutsky - Producer
    • Trivia Track
    • Featurette:
      1. The Photo That Started It All
      2. The Video That Started It All
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Song Selections / Performances

Disc 2:

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Honorable Mentions
    • Multi-Angle Jam Session
    • Music Video Montage
    • Featurette:
      1. Dinner With The Funk Brothers
      2. At Long Last Glory
      3. The Ones That Didn't Make It
  • Interactive Features:
    • Virtual Recording Studio
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Funk Video Biographies
    • Selected Discography
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Hi-Resolution - DVD-Rom Playable Version

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Narrated by
Produced by , &
Director of Photography: &

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/28/2002
"...This beauty of a documentary pays long-overdue tribute to the Funk Brothers....It's a glorious groove that leaves you wanting more..."
Film Comment - 11/01/2002
"...[A] long overdue secret history of American music....Crucial viewing for those in search of the origins of funk..."
USA Today - 11/15/2002
"...The film makes you feel like a winner as you bounce happily out of the theater..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/22/2002
"...STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN opens your ears in a way that few musical documentaries have attempted..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/15/2002
"...STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN gives the Funk Brothers their due and more, mostly through wonderfully juicy anecdotes..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2003
"...[An] affectionate portrait..."
Total Film - 02/01/2004
"[T]he final reunion concert is a blast..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathers the best musicians from the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. For the next 14 years these players are the heartbeat on "My Girl," "Baby Love," "Ooo Baby Baby," "Bernadette," "I Was Made To Love Her," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," "Dancing In The Street," and every other hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, the unheralded group of musicians plays on more Number One hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles combined, making them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They call themselves the Funk Brothers. But no one knows their names...this is their story.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | 1970s | Documentary | Funk | History | Music | Music (General) | Musicians | R&B / Soul | Singers | Soul | Theatrical Release

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 11,666
  • UPC: 012236137801
  • Shipping Weight: 0.39/lbs (approx)
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