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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ITALY SPA
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Jan. 2004
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000BZNJV
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,430 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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John Peel presents this documentary about the lives of five Irish teenagers who, in the mid-Seventies, got together and formed a band; which went on to become the very successful punk band, The Undertones.

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The first few minutes of Teenage Kicks is as much an account of the unbridled influence of John Peel on the British music industry as the story of The Undertones themselves. The mythological tale, destined to be quoted in pop music almanacs for forever, of how Peel discovered the band dominates the early parts of the feature. It's no surprise, then, that Peel presents this 70-minute documentary, successfully using his influence to involve all the original members, even though continued bitterness between former singer Fergal Sharkey and the other four is evident throughout. While John O'Neill, Damian O'Neill, Michael Bradley and Billy Doherty opt to be interviewed in their home city of Derry, Sharkey chooses the more neutral territory of Peel Acres.

Although many fans share Peel's enthusiasm for their most famous song, "Teenage Kicks", the documentary touches on the band's bemusement at their posthumous elevation to rock legend status. Their lack of pretentiousness still shines through, as they recount stories of how they returned to their parents' houses after performances on Top of the Pops, and how they still hold day jobs despite top ranking at international pop festivals. Part of their enduring down-to-earth appeal also reflected here is that The Undertones emerged from Northern Ireland during the height of the troubles. Overall though, the feature provides only a sketchy account of the band's development and continued existence, preferring the band members' own narrative of key events.

On the DVD: Teenage Kicks on disc includes 45 minutes of additional interviews, along with exclusive live footage. Like a lot of the material included in the main feature, the extra interview footage is only likely to appeal to die-hard fans. Seven promos (restored and mixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound) are also featured, including the recently discovered video for "There Goes Norman". The early videos are basic, and appear to re-create their stage routine from early gigs at Derry's Casbah ("Teenage Kicks" and "Wednesday Week"). Their final video together, "Got To Have You Back" is, bizarrely, set in psychiatric ward and provides a hint of the sound of Sharkey's later solo material (for example, "You Little Thief"). --John Galilee

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Martin Percival VINE VOICE on 21 Dec. 2003
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This documentary film was made in 2001 and received quite a few film festival showings in 2002 to critical acclaim. If you're an Undertones fan, even if only mildly, then this dvd is an essential item to own.
The documentary is brilliantly put together and really conjures up the images and feelings of what it must have been like to have been a teenage kid growing up in Derry in the early to mid 1970s in the midst of "the Troubles". The full film, additional interviews and live footage plus 7 hard to find promos are all included to make it a comprehensive and very good value dvd release.
In the film the band talk at length about the early days of the band - from playing in their bedrooms and local Scout Huts before progressing on to the clubs and pubs of Derry and ultimately the USA. Damian O'Neill reads sections from his own scrapbook covering the period and, throughout, the film is interspersed with amateur footage of the local sights and sounds of the era - much of it of the British Army on the streets of Derry, standing on street corners with sub machine guns with burning barricades in the background.
Damian speaks about how the band grew and matured and became more aware of what was going on around them. Their transformation from teenage boy Ramones fans to young men developing fast, with their tastes changing to the likes of Marvin Gaye and at the same time discovering girls, is strikingly and sensitively covered. Damian seems a little awkward, but at the same time talks without any regrets, about him wearing a black armband on "Top of the Pops" on the day in May 1981 when Bobby Sands, the IRA hunger striker, died in prison in case any Protestant Undertones fans were offended by his actions at the time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. S. Ball on 28 Jan. 2004
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Even if you only know "Teenage Kicks" or "My Perfect Cousin" this excellent DVD will be worth buying. I watched it on a dreary cold winter's day, and by the end of it I was feeling totally cheered up. Presented by John Peel (who else?), it contains many interviews with all of the band members, as well as seven promo videos and extended interviews that didn't make it to the original broadcast. It contains footage and interviews with the reformed group (without Sharkey) which show that the 'Tones are still as good as they ever were (they recently had two new tracks in Peel's Festive Fifty).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 Feb. 2004
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Unafraid to show lots of great footage including the earliest Casbah stuff. Absolutely unbeatable for anyone who rates The Undertones. Or indeed good pop music. Surprising insights into what makes bands and people tick make this more than a nostalgia trip... and the ride is fantastic none the less.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "dills1st" on 9 Feb. 2004
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Sheer class, cracking dvd, the extras are excellent- great to watch the aul videos over and over. Some fantastic insights into the band and why Sharkey left, loved the parts in the randy Brandywell.
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