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Story of Wish You Were Here [Blu-ray] [2012] [US Import]

Joe Boyd , Venetta Fields , John Edginton    Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Joe Boyd, Venetta Fields, Jill Furmanovsky, David Gilmour, Roy Harper
  • Directors: John Edginton
  • Writers: John Edginton
  • Producers: Alan Ravenscroft, Andrew Winter, Greg Swanborough, Joss Crowley
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007X6ZRO8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,773 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging insight into Floyd's career-best album 11 Jun 2012
If you're a Pink Floyd fan you might think you already know all there is to know about `Wish You Were Here'. However, you may be surprised and delighted by this truly superb documentary insight into the origin, creation and final editing of what many (including the surviving band members themselves) feel to be Floyd's most enduring album. The interviews with Gilmour, Waters and Mason are bang up-to-date, archive footage of the late Rick Wright talking about the project is also included as are vignettes from Roy Harper, sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson and stunt man Ronnie Rondell who was set on fire for the album artwork (nb this is before the days of sophisticated CGI and if you needed a convincing image of someone on fire you had to do it for real).

The spectre at the feast is the late Syd Barrett, who passed away in July 2006 just a couple of years before Rick Wright succumbed to cancer and also left us. The original inspiration for Floyd and the early band leader, most fans know Barrett is the subject of both `Shine on...' and the album's title track. A cameo of Barrett's short artistic career is featured in the film. Out-of-the-blue, seven years after leaving the band he turned up in Abbey Road Studio whilst the band was recording SOYCD and at first, no-one recognised him with shaved head and a more rotund physique. The only known photo of Barrett from this period was taken on that day, at Abbey Road Studios. Was Barrett psychic and did he pick up on the project his former band were engaged in? It seems so.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great doco on Wish You Were Here 11 Oct 2012
One thing that stood out for me is the incredible intelligence of the members of Pink Floyd. In Particular Roger Waters. Roger is a very imposing man who is very protective of his art. David Gilmour is a deeply honourable man who is very proud of what he has achieved. This is a deeply honest and well produced DVD about some very innovative music that was produced in 1975.
The references to their past,Syd and the fact they have now got over their personal problems makes this a very enjoyable film.
If your a fan of Pink Floyd, this is a must get.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for Floyd anoraks... 5 April 2013
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Fascinating insight into not just the making of the album but the history of Floyd up until this point. Poignant interviews regarding the sudden mental implosion of Syd Barrett and how important he was in allowing Floyd to achieve what they did.

It also feels that all band members are at long last at peace with each other and have made sense with where they were at when making their most successful albums.

Articulate, honest and funny, well worth a visit by even the most casual Pink Floyd listener.

The bonuses are great too, with Waters and Gilmour each doing their own solo renditions of Wish You Were Here, very brave it is too with no studio trickiery, just them, their voices and their guitars...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great doco for every Pink Floyd fan 24 Sep 2012
By Trev
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This is a great documentary type film, with some interesting insights into the making of Wish you where here (my favorite Floyd album)

Picture is pin sharp (apart from the historical footage)
Sound is superb in 5.1

Recommend purchase for any Pink Floyd fan
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By Mike
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I love Pink Floyd, so pre-ordering (and waiting impatiently) for this DVD was a no brainer. It is a fantastic insight into the inspiration behind what is possibly one of the best albums ever written and produced.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 9 July 2014
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Does what it says on the tin
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5.0 out of 5 stars wished i was there 23 Nov 2013
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top class dvd of a band try to create another master piece after DARKSIDE OF THE MOON and pulling off a great sequel to their magnum-opus of 1973 terrific insight of the struggles to emulate an album of unrivaled quality and in my opinion pulling it off glad i bought this dvd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pink Floyd WYWH DVD 11 April 2013
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Extremely well told story of the making of Wish You Were Here, lots of extras. Essential watching for any Floyd fan.
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