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The Rise And Fall Of The Clash [DVD] [2014]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, German, French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: UDR
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Mar 2014
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,691 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Documentary detailing British punk rock band The Clash's disintegration. Although the group achieved commercial success in the UK with their debut album, it wasn't until their 1979 release of 'London Calling' that they were able to break America. However, following Nicky 'Topper' Headon's exit from the band due to drug addiction affecting his health and his drumming ability, the rest of the group began experiencing in-fighting and increasing tension which would eventually lead to their disbanding in 1986.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Outstanding 23 Mar 2014
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I'll leave it to the professional reviewers to provide a blow-by-blow account of this film. All I can say from my humble perspective as a fan of The Clash is that this movie provides the consummate account of the band, touching upon all of the forces that made The Clash great and which ultimately led to its demise. Bernie Rhodes remains Public Enemy No. 1 but we are also made to understand that his involvement was as integral to the band's greatness as that of the primary musicians - Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon/Chimes - themselves.

I am truly appreciative that the movie examines the post-Mick Jones version of The Clash with more than simply a derisive nod and provides a forum for 'Vince' White, Nick Sheppard and Pete Howard to talk about their experiences in The Clash Mach II. All three are brilliant. It's quite clear that Vince, Nick and Pete, albeit mere role players, may have 'got it' way before Joe Strummer finally did after Cut The Crap was met by scathing reviews and all that was left was the dying embers of a formerly great band.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Et tu Bernie.......!!!!!!!, 11 Jan 2013 28 Mar 2014
By T. Satchwell VINE VOICE
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This review is from: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CLASH (DVD)
I reviewed the Japanese version of this DVD a while back.. a very kind soul brought back a copy from Japan for me.
It has taken a while to get the UK and US release.
There is also an Australian version with a different graphic..(nice picture of Joe by the very marvellous Joe Streno)
I was lucky enough to see the film at one of the I knew what I was getting with this.
The format is along the lines of the very fine Joe Strummer: the Future Is Unwritten [DVD]
Lots of personal stories and opinions from people who were around the clash during the later years before it all came to end. There are some pretty emotionally charged interviews.....compelling stuff.
Some familiar faces and some not so familiar who have not given their side of the story before.
If you are a clash fan .... with a collection ...and a deep interest in the have to have this.
Not wishing to repeat myself too much....
I reviewed the accompanying bookThe Rise and Fall of The Clash...and as with the book of the is an important addition for what i term "Clashademics"...or should it be clashaholics...
Filling in some important gaps in the clash is also well worth getting hold of Out of Control: The Last Days of "The Clash"......which i believe was one of the inspirations for the film.
The film itself follows a logical timeline from topper being sacked...followed by mick.....the hiring of the new guys
The great Bernie debate......the cut the crap album...and the final demise.
I guess a lot of people want to remember the band as the classic line up when they truly were the only band that mattered.......
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The fall and fall of a documentary... 9 July 2014
By Jcee
The fall and fall of a documentary...
By Jcee - July 9, 2014
I found this documentary unbearable and boring and turned it off after 30 minutes. From the opening sleep inducing voice of Pearl Harbour , to the bored sounding narrator , to the recycled footage that has been pulled from the MUCH BETTER Clash documents before this.
It didn't pull me in at all and aside from the sparce Mick Jones interview moments, I didnt find any of the interview subjects interesting or hold any credence in their stories. Westway To World is the best chronicle of the rise and fall of The Clash, from the mouths of those that lived it , The Clash. Who cares what a bunch of mostly critics, magazine writers and groupies say?! Especially ones as boring as these!

Stick with Westway To The World, the at times floored in format Strummer documentary The Future Is Unwritten and The Clash film Rude Boy as the best documents on the band.

This came accross as misdirected mess to me, and I am a big Clash fan. Im all for objective views and different directions for documentaries. I have seen multiple on David Bowie for example that are all different and interesting . Just not of shite like this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE no more scraping the barrel 15 Sep 2014
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I’m going to give this an honest review as opposed to a fan-perspective review, which would be gushing adoration as it’s co-written and co-produced by life-time Mick Jones best friend, Robin Banks (who also narrates)

This is a hit-and-miss DVD but has good intentions, and doesn’t appear to be an exercise in fleecing the fans of their hard-earned
The first thing we get is a fantastic cover image of the 1978 Victoria Park gig, and when we open the case, we get a 16 page booklet with some great photos including Pennie Smiths final sessions in Thailand. Up till now, its looking good.

DVD menu shows JUST chapters or Play Film, no extras. A damned pity, especially as we get some footage I’ve not seen before with Police on My Back live.

So what do we get? Some Good, some Bad and some Ugly.

The Good;
Mick Jones puts in an appearance, always honest and respectful of past members, but if his friend Robin wasn’t making this, you get the impression he’d not bother going over anecdotes he’s already described in other DVDs. Actually, he appears bored.
Past members Terry Chimes (always chipper), Pete Howard and Nick Shepherd are value for money, but poor Vince White is drunk and over-emotional.
Ray Jordan (Clash security) and Viv Albertine (Slits) provide some moments, both particularly scathing of Bernie Rhoads.

The Bad;
Pearl Harbour STILL milking her past association with the Clash. Her whiney voice grates throughout.
NO input from Simonon or Topper or the entertaining Johnny Green, which tells me a lot regarding their opinions digging up the past again.
Not enough input from Pat Gilbert or Chris Salewicz, seems their contributions were heavily edited.
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