I'm really only writing this to answer/redress the one star review given by another reviewer somehwere in this listing.
Yes there probably is black and white film of the funk brothers, and yes, Mr. Gordy probably has it, but in typical Gordy fashion, he'll probably take it to his grave rather than let the Funk Brothers have thier rightful acclaim.
The simple fact is, and this not debatable - this is the best review of the Funk Brothers that (as of 2006) exists.
There are some great motown renditions from the live performance (and yes I was aprehensive about this before viewing, but you ain't gonna get Marvin back on stage now are you).
This film is not perfect (I believe James Jamerson deserves a film to himself!!!) by any means, but it is still pretty stunning, and a NECESSARY film.
Avoid the whinging of the one review here, it is easy to knock anything from the armchair, the chap who made this was truly passionate about his subject matter. And it's hard to get to talk to the legends who have passed on.
And I'd lay you 10-1 the Berry Gordy would not allow one peice of original motown footage to be used, heaven forbid it may be seen as an endorsement of the legendary Funk Brothers.
This is the best there is, long overdue, respect to the makers, respect to the music .... It's what's in the groove that counts!