Hired Gun

Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight.
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Format:  DVD
item number:  XD 51620D
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 1, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2016
  • Label: Vision Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: SKSW Film Festival Screening Q&A Hired Guns
    • Additional Hired Gun Interviews with Greg Phillinganes, Jason Newsted, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather and Steve Vai
    • Studio Performance of "The Dolls" featuring Phil X. Kenny Ardnoff & Paul Bushnell
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Composition by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 6


User Ratings: 126
The players' sheer love of music shines through everything. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Sep 12, 2018
Scattershot, introducing instrumentalists who've played everything from heavy metal to Disney kid-pop, and rarely doing much to capture its subjects' individual quirks. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Jun 29, 2017
Rating: 2/5 -- Music docu is best for rock, heavy metal fans; cursing. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Feb 20, 2018
Rating: 3/4 -- A "Wrecking Crew" or "Twenty Feet from Stardom" for the metal generation. Familiar stories and complaints about working "in the shadows," but funnier. Full Review
Movie Nation
Jan 29, 2018
Rating: 3.5/4 -- An A-list roster of session musicians -- on tour with the likes of KISS, Pink, and Billy Joel -- get their 15 minutes of fame in director Fran Strine's slick and professional tribute. Full Review
La Movie Boeuf
Jul 4, 2016
Like the musician whose technique overshadows their expressiveness, there's simply too much going on, even if a lot of it is good. Full Review
Apr 4, 2018

Product Description:

Profiling hardworking session musicians who have played, on-stage and in the studio, alongside established artists and bands such as Billy Joel, Metallica, Rob Zombie, and Michael Jackson. This documentary celebrates these frequently unheralded virtuosos, shining a spotlight on them via interviews and performance footage. Directed by Fran Strine.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 21,737
  • UPC: 043396516205
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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