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3.0 out of 5 stars Could do better, 20 Jan. 2009
This review is from: Joy Division [DVD] (DVD)
This is a documentary about Joy Division (believe it or not!) and it fits very nicely on your DVD shelf alongside Corbijn's "Control" - a factual drama about the group (actually, more about Ian and Deborah Curtis). It would be quite interesting to play this and Control back-to-back to compare Sam Riley's (uncanny) depiction of Curtis with the real thing, but I digress.

This is an interesting window onto a legendary group and it is made up of live gig footage, TV performances and interviews with a host of personalities such as the surviving band members, Tony Wilson etc etc.

Interesting yes, but ultimately a disappointment to me. I was mostly hoping that the DVD or documentary would include full length versions of some of Joy Division's TV performances eg from Something Else or The Old Grey Whistle Test. Unfortunately only edited highlights are included and if you want full length versions you'll have to go to "Control" and accept that the performances (e.g. Transmission) are reenactments albeit pretty good ones.

I think you might get my drift - buy "Control" instead...

"All dressed in uniforms so fine, they drank and killed to pass the time"
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