Chelsea on the Rocks (Blu-ray) R

Chelsea on the Rocks (Blu-ray)
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 21, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Hannover House
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 793
Rating: 2/5 -- Ferrera's shaggy tone, which fits the iconic building, gets irritating. Still, if you come for the stories, you'll stay for the company. Full Review
New York Daily News
Oct 2, 2009
Rating: 2/4 -- There's a great movie to be made about the Chelsea Hotel; unfortunately, this isn't it.
Seattle Times
Oct 29, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- Chelsea on the Rocks rambles a bit, but it's a real slice of New York history that includes everything from Ethan Hawke recounting a hilarious story about Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the hotel to footage of the 9/11 attacks... Full Review
New York Post
Oct 2, 2009
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: 2.5/4 -- You may not learn much about the hotel itself from Chelsea on the Rocks, but you come away knowing exactly what it was like to live there. Full Review
Boston Globe
Oct 15, 2009
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
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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  • UPC: 761450043534
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