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Chelsea on the Rocks R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 4, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Hannover House
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 28


User Ratings: 793
Rating: 3/4 -- A visually poetic, if erratically edited, portrait illustrating how "the energy of this hotel is bigger than the people in it." Full Review
Boston Phoenix
Oct 14, 2009
Fond and funky elegy Full Review
Oct 26, 2009
The star turn is, of course, the hotel's eccentric former manager Stanley Bard...
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2011
Unfocused and uninteresting documentary about the famous hotel for bohemians of all stripes.
Spirituality and Practice
Oct 8, 2009
But Chelsea on the Rocks is a happy film-I find it hard to think of a movie released this year that's more optimistic. Full Review
Dec 14, 2017
Rating: 5/10 -- Nostalgic and fun to talk about but not that much fun to listen to. At some point the dead will simply rest in peace. Full Review
Monsters and Critics
Oct 19, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- This is Ferrara's first documentary since 1977, and it has the crackbrained air of menace and the ferocious humor that mark his fictional works. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Oct 9, 2009

Product Description:

In this documentary, famed filmmaker (and native New Yorker) Abel Ferrara chronicles the history of a fading piece of the city, the Chelsea Hotel. The building has been home to legends such as Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski, and R. Crumb, but its management is trying to make more money with richer tenants while the current artist denizens are turned out. A resident of the Chelsea Hotel, Ferrara recruits his current and former neighbors--including Milos Forman, Dennis Hopper, and Ethan Hawke--to comment on the changes. Actors Bijou Phillips, Adam Goldberg, Giancarlo Esposito, and Grace Jones help Ferrara re-create the building's fabled history, including the lives of infamous tenants Sid Vicious and Janis Joplin. CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS goes beyond the walls of the hotel, telling the story of a city in flux.


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  • Sales Rank: 57,386
  • UPC: 761450243538
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