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From Banger Films, the creators of Iron Maiden: Flight 666 and Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, comes Super Duper Alice Cooper the story of Vincent Furnier, the preacher s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the most outrageous rock star of his generation. This unique doc opera, a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera goes from the early days of Alice as the frontman for a cutting edge rock band in the sixties through the hazy decadence of global celebrity in the seventies and on to his winking comeback as the glam metal godfather in the eighties. This is the tale of Alice and Vincent battling for each other s souls. Super Duper Alice Cooper combines audio interviews with a wealth of archive Alice Cooper footage covering concerts, TV appearances, movie cameos, dramatic headlines and magazine spreads. All the highlights of his career are covered aided by contributions from some of the biggest music icons of all time including Iggy Pop, Elton John, John Lydon, Bernie Taupin, Dee Snider and of course Alice Cooper himself. This is the definitive, extraordinary story of the man and the myth that is uniquely Alice Cooper.

Starring:
Alice Cooper
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 10 minutes
Starring Alice Cooper
Director Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema
Studio Eagle Vision
Rental release 26 May 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles German, Spanish, English, French
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 10 minutes
Starring Alice Cooper
Director Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema
Studio Eagle Vision
Rental release 26 May 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles German, Spanish, English, French

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Format: Audio CD
Housed in an LP-sized hardback book, this box set is a very stylish package with a well written overview plus scores of stunning photographs. The dvd/blu-ray traces the rise, fall and rise again of Alice Cooper singular, although footage of the original band is heavily featured. Instead of being the usual, formulaic music documentary, the techniques employed by the film makers - archive material, animation, an absence of 'talking heads', interweaving symbolic, silent movie excerpts etc. - create a timeless feel. There are plenty of musical excerpts, but the lack of complete tracks actually enhances the unfolding drama, helping maintain a momentum that never lets up, even in the most disturbing moments when Alice's life/career spectacularly disintegrates. The roller coaster ride ends in 1986, with a sober AC triumphing against the odds and embarking on a successful comeback that has lasted to this day.

The film isn't meant to be a complete overview of Alice Cooper's career but instead a dramatic look at how a fictional character almost destroyed the real life person playing him. A selection of interesting 'bonus' material has also been added. (Note, there are a few expletives uttered along the way!)

There's an extra DVD included, showing rare footage from a 1972 Montreal concert. It's magnificently ramshackle, presenting the original band in all it's 'theatre of the absurd' garage-rock glory. Footage of 'Dead Babies' and 'Killer' is particularly striking in the 'menace and macabre department'. Finally, there's an excellent sounding CD of a 2009 Montreux concert that rocks like hell from start to finish.
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This is excellent value with a really good hardback A4 format book with some stunning photos, especially pre 71, quite a few of which are in colour and full page and many I have never seen.

£ for £ this is much better value than the very expensive original full size 'old school' box with arguably a better book to boot.

It includes the excellent documentary super duper in both dvd/ blue ray (which are exacly the same). The real bonus is the other DVD, which while only 35 minutes, is in full colour of clips from Montreal an early 1972 Killer concert. As it was made for a documentary it only has parts of some of the songs (only three are fully complete) as what we have here looks to have been spliced together from filming undertaken to be used for a Canadian documentary which I think was called rock-a-by. Some of the non concert footage from the original documentary was used in Super Duper, with more in the extras, talking about Alice nearly being kidnapped by gay activists. Some of the footage has been around for years in collector circles but never in this colour quality or in such a complete form. Be warned some of the audio has also been synched from other concert recordings, presumably as parts of the original recording is lost, so quality of sound is variable.

However it is the most complete colour footage we have of a Killer show shot with 2-3 cameras and highlights the innovative use of lighting the band were already using and will be the nearest many of us will now get to experiencing a Killer tour show as we were too young to go and see the Band at Wembly in 72. For big fans of the original band this is an absolute must have as the visual quality is excellent.
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Format: Blu-ray
Majority of the film uses photographs (some with animation) live tour videos and also snippets of tv interviews.
A lot of voice over work from Alice and the people involved with him, though we never see the voices behind the mic so if you're expecting new one on one interview work on screen, you wont find it here.
The majority of the film focuses on Alice's early years, the first two hits and his decent into drugs and alcohol and his rehabilitation. There is little focus placed on his return in the 80s and nothing afterwards, which is a shame considering his induction to the hall of fame in 2011
There is also a few deleted scenes that really should have been in the main feature e.g. his new additction to golf and some more in-depth story to his 80s revival (with emphasis on Kane 'Rambo' Roberts)
Overall if you have read his book 'Golf Monster' then you may not find anything new here history wise, however I would recommend viewing for the old archived footage and the odd snippet of information gold, plus interviews with other big names on how Alice has influenced them.
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I think this box/book set is very good value for money, well produced and excellent quality all round. I agree to some extent that Montreux 2009 is a bit odd in it's inclusion as it just doesn't have anything to do with the magic vibe the original band generated but that doesn't make it no good, in fact the band seem to be pretty hot on all the tracks - it's a good live best of etc. The only thing that put me off buying this at first were the reviews of the Montreal 1972 concert but for me this is absolutely brilliant, ok, some tracks are edited and there are concerns about the sound but the weird thing is, despite all of this, it's exactly how I remember them when I saw the Killer show at the Empire Pool a couple of months later, talk about going back in time. It's real and it works because it's on the fuzzy side, no gimpy CGI's and crack pot lighting but a much more underground feel that the band were able to put out during this tour, who needs more than three camera's and crazy crash editing where every shot lasts no more than two seconds, I'd much rather this than being made to feel seasick. I just hope that more unreleased footage gets a DVD release, there have been enough You Tube posts to show good quality is out there. The documentary is pretty cool and I love the way it's done in a different way, just a shame they couldn't bring themselves to credit Michael Bruce, the very person who wrote most of the songs.
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