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Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback [DVD] [2009]

Dietmar Post , Lucia Palacios    Exempt   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Dietmar Post, Lucia Palacios
  • Format: Black & White, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English, German
  • Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish
  • Dubbed: German
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: play loud! productions (SPV)
  • DVD Release Date: 20 April 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001RBY9D0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,442 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The film has been reviewed world wide and played many international festivals and won many awards. Includes one for best editing in milan and the most prestigious german tv award: the adolf-grimme-award 2008 (the german tv oscar). The german theatrical release in 2007 was sponsored by rolling stone magazine, zitty-stadtblatt and jungle world. The film will be on the Sundance film channel throughout 2009/2010 8 page booklet, never-before-seen photographs, liner notes by famous film director allison anders and the filmmakers.

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This absorbing documentary tells the Monks' story with precision and flair. It's the witty and unsentimental interviews with the five band members that reveal their focus and idiosyncratic brilliance. --Rolling Stone

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hop to it! 9 May 2009
Format:DVD
The fact that a documentary like this exists in the first place is a testament to the influence of the subject and the temerity of the film-makers. The influence of these five GI's pioneering work in deconstructing sound has been recognised and reverberates constantly throughout the oeuvre of much of today's music.

There's no disputing that seeing those Beat Club clips in such great shape indicated just what a force of nature that the monks were.

The way the story is told is a departure from how these things often play out. The guys tell their own story and the talking heads are kept to a minimum. There are many cool extras on this DVD release including the full German TV clips and a great interview with Dave Day.

I think Roger passed away before the film was finished and of course, Dave Day passed since it came out. monk music (note that lower case) has been enjoying something of a roll in the metaphorical hay of late. With many publications lauding their work and it's all as a result of this fine, lovingly-made documentary getting the ball rolling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential viewing for Monks (and Fall) fans 9 Jan 2011
Format:DVD
One of the most intriguing music documentaries and most incredible and unique bands I've ever come across. The live clips from the 1960s German TV show are a fantastic bonus. This band was so far ahead of its time there was nothing else like them. They were also a major influence on many of the bands I love today - most notably The Fall - who have both covered and appropriated a number of their songs while transporting them into another dimension.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this dvd 5 Jan 2011
By tezbot
Format:DVD
read the reviews above for details , if your a monk fan then look no further , i was trying to think of a bad point but i can't ,it's monk time
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5.0 out of 5 stars 10.99 16 Jan 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
10.99....for that, you'd be daft as a brush not to buy this at that price...just bloody fantastic...can't get enough of them, BLACK MONK TIME hasn't left my turntable in years, just marvelous, brilliant, just BUY IT ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Transatlantic Feedback Trailer 30 Nov 2010
Format:DVD
Length: 2:33 Mins
Watch the trailer to the documentary film "monks: the transatlantic feedback". The trailer combines the original track (Monk Time) by The Monks with the new version (on Silver Monk Time) by Alec Empire and Gary Burger. How accurate.

The filmmakers also put together a tribute record (Silver Monk Time), which almost could be seen as the sequel to the film.

"Silver Monk Time is one of the best compilations of the year 2007", wrote famous Wire Magazine in their section "Rewind - Records of The Year".

"Unlike many tribute projects that fall flat due to those involved being either overawed or ignorant of the original material, Silver Monk Time succeeds because the participants have taken the group's primitive rock surge as a template to experiment with. As a result the sound of The Monks is treated to a 21st century workout with synthesizers and beat tracks threaded through the original quartet's already way out psychotic minimalism."

The Chicago Magazine ROCTOBER writes:
"This is one of the best tribute albums I have ever heard."
(Jake Austen about "Silver Monk Time" Double Tribute CD)

Complication/Oh How To Do Now [7" VINYL]
Silver Monk Time - Tribute to The Monks
Drunken Maria/Monk Chant
Demo Tapes 1965
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