Kid's Are Alright
Starring: Keith Moon, John Entwhistle, Roger Daltry,
Pete Townshend and a bazillion others
Directed by: Jeff Stein
The Who - The Kids Are Alright (Deluxe Edition)
Are Alright Two-Disc HD is nirvana. It’s wild to see
and hear the performances so completely refined. Today, we take
these elements for granted – here the special features remind
you how much was done to make this home-viewing experience superb.
As a kid, I’d seen this 1979 film about thirty times (true).
The video we Who fans coveted had many missing bits. I knew this
– because I was really into the film. Twenty-two
years later, long after my friends figured I'd dreamt up a few
scenes ...I was vindicated as several cuts were highlighted as
being put back in. One in particular was with Keith Richards in
a top hat at a circus. It's THERE - now that the restoration crew
found the footage lost on VHS.
Any Who fan MUST run
and get this two-disc version. The film is fantastic. The history
of – perhaps – the greatest rock band in music’s
history is blasted from you home entertainment system. If you’ve
seen The Who live, this film is as close as you can get to that
of old TV performances, and nearly perfect live concert cuts.
The interviews are very fun. Pete
Townshend is animated! Roger
Daltry is often a nervous young fellow. John
Entwhistle is less brooding, and Keith is as effervescent
as anyone could ever remember.
Moon fans will be reminded of the wonderful charisma and character
this man brought to the group. There’s the “tribute”
scene (as Keith had passed even when the film was in theaters).
The restoration makes its effect even more powerful.
If you’ve just
discovered The Who, what a lucky little geezer you are! This film
was great before Lucas sound entered our lives. Even the deluted
VHS was a treasure. Now, with the technology advances, and the
dedication of so many behind-the-scenes restoration specialists,
the film screams at you…in a great way. An, unlike say Tim
Burton studio which seems to relish in at least eight re-releases
they know you need to buy to get every frame your heart could
possibly desire, this first DVD release has had all the bells
and whistles put into place to begin with. You may never need
to buy it again. But get the two-discs - Amazon has a few versions
SO READ to be sure before you buy. Because on disc two, fans will
love the details the restoration people caught and worked to make
your experience like a high without pharmaceuticals. Even Keith
could have enjoyed without a bit of something teeny boppers, and
Donny and Marie fans...
Bravo and enjoy!
tea and treacle.
immediately. Throw your cash at the clerk, PayPal it…but
Who - The Kids Are Alright (Deluxe Edition)
to the original "Director's Cut" length of 109 minutes
# Almost 100 minutes of never-before-seen multi-camera angle footage
# Completely re-mastered in Hi-Definition and 5.1 surround from
the original film elements and multi-tracks
# Packed with a 32 page collectable booklet and a second disc
full of extras, interviews and never before seen footage
# SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
# Roger Daltrey - An incredible new on-camera interview from this
# Multi Camera Angles - An extremely rare feature that is almost
100 minutes and featuring as many as 6 angles including a Pete
cam, a Roger cam, a Moonie cam and an Ox cam
# Making of the DVD - 40 minute feature offering an in-depth look
at how the film was restored