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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (1-Disc Edition) [DVD] [2013]

Shane Meadows    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Shane Meadows
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Oct 2013
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DCW457M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,740 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


In 2012, a resurrection no-one thought possible took place when legendary band, The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years.

With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, Made of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

Acclaimed film-maker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.

Incorporating never-seen-before material spanning the band's musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.

Extra Content
  • Audio Commentary with Shane Meadows (director) and Mark Herbert (producer)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Bought it, watched it, loved it. Director Shane Meadows ( 'This is England' 'Dead Man's Shoes') doesn't go down the biographical route in his documentary which celebrates the reforming of 90's Icons The Stone Roses. There are no probing and intimate interviews with Ian, Mani, Reni & John its simply all about the music and fans as it should be.

However for 'newbies' to the music of the Roses their history gets documented in narration by the band themselves with revealing archive footage and TV interviews. Shane Meadows has been unfairly criticized by the the odd reviewer for not adopting the inquisitive journalistic approach in this documentary but for me and countless others I'm sure he was perfectly right to focus on the music and fans and not the personal lives of individual band members There are countless biographies around on 'The Stone Roses' so the message is resoundingly clear, if your after more in-depth personal information on the individual band members go buy a book or surf the Internet and rightly so.
Shane, a huge Stone Roses himself, lets the camera roll and lets the music and fans do the talking. There is wonderful rehearsal and warm up gig footage that ends with their culmination gig at Heaton Park. When a free gig at Warrington is announced on the day the gig was to take place itself Shane is there with camera in hand to capture devoted fans arrive unceremoniously as they queue in hope and sheer desperation to get one of only 1000 tickets issued.
There are some great moments here as fans talk candidly about their love of the Stone Roses and how the music has meant so much to them in their lives. As with the age of the band members many are middle aged people now.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By a fan, for the fans 31 May 2013
This may sound like an obvious statement but this is a film for fans of The Stone Roses. That's not to say that people unfamiliar with the band shouldn't check it out - they most definitely should - but this is a film that has been made (by an exceptionally talented director and super-fan) for fans of the Roses. And didn't he do well.

As expected, the access he has to the boys is unprecidented and this really becomes apparent during the jaw-dropping rehearsal footage. Shane was able to get right in their faces and you see them connect with each other like never before. I was smiling so hard my face was aching and just seeing this footage is worth whatever price Amazon ends up charging for the DVD. I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen last night and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy so I can watch it again. And again.

There are so many other highlights - the Parr Hall footage that takes you behind the scenes but also makes you feel like you were AT the gig (I've never felt that from any other documentary or live film before) - the Heaton Park footage - the opening scene that just pulls you in and gives you goose bumps - the fan interviews that make you realise how much they still mean to so many people. I could go on and on.

Basically, if you're a fan go and see it at the cinema!!! If you missed the chance to do that, pre-order this DVD and wait by the letter box until it arrives.

You won't regret it, you lucky people. Cheers Shane - you nailed it!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Features 24 Oct 2013
By Rik
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Enjoyed watching the DVD. I especially enjoyed the rehearsal footage.It is worth a watch whether you're new to the band or not.One thing that Amazon failed to state is that the dvd has Audio Description, which to me as someone with a visual impairment was a brilliant suprise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 5 Mar 2014
All I can say is what an incredible documentary I have watched it 10 times already. A must watch film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty awesome. 9 Sep 2014
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I'm a massive fan of the band and, as with many millions, the reunion was a dream come true. The documentary's great (if slightly flawed in places) and this DVD crams in a huge amount of impressive footage, including 10 minutes from the legendary Spike Island gig (a fan illegally took a camera inside - thanks!), and access to the genius of drummer Reni.

For fans, then, this is a dream - one which will be played many times. Frankly, even if the film had been pants the conclusive 12 minute epic of Fools Gold is staggering.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stone Roses 22 Jun 2014
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Brilliant DVD by Shane Meadows. As a lifelong Stone Roses fan this was a must have. Buy this dvd, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i am a manc 18 Feb 2014
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a piece of history about manchester.manchester people.manchester music before oasis.and manc attitude.the music shots are top the banter is iop
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD 29 Jan 2014
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Enjoyable watch, bought as a Christmas present for my son and both my husband and I watched it too.! Quick delivery
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