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Behind the Legend
Behind the Legend
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 20min

This look at the legacy of Marvin Gaye passes over the great R&B singer's childhood and Motown career in favor of his turbulent final years, including exiles in Hawaii and Europe, the making of Midnight Love, his addicti...  more »


Movie Details

Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Rock & Roll, Other Music, DTS, Educational, Biography
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/06/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1979
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

I had no idea
L. Corey | Portland, OR USA | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The voice is amazing, but I had no idea about the man, that's why I purchased this DVD. The documentary started out cheesy and I thought to myself, 'oh, boy, a second-rate production by a friend of a friend of a friend...' But as the movie progressed, I realized that I was being invited into some very personal memories and visuals of this amazing, peace-loving fan by his very current surviving family. I learned things that have completely changed my opinion of this magnificent creature, and have dispelled the previous 'gossip' I had always believed to be true.

I rate it a 5 if you want to know about the man. The visuals, and entire production I would actually rate as a 3. So it depends on you of that you are looking for. The man, or the production. I think it's a keeper, regardless.

Great Presentation | usa | 01/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Huge Marvin Gaye&this Documentary captures so many elements of the Man's life&the many things that went on in his Professional Life as well as Personal Life. he died so young&there is so much more Music he had to give to the World.I enjoy the footage&also the overall Presentation of His Legacy.this is a great Journey remembering One of the Greatest Musical Genius's to touch so many souls."
Marvin Gaye: Behind the Legend
Star light | U.S.A | 03/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Extremely good!!!!!!!!! Even showed Marvin during his time in Europe when his spirit was healing. Was very good to see him at that time. To enjoy viewing those frozen moments of him is a joy. What a gift."
I'm sticking with Amazon sellers from now on!
acidbrat | Dayton, OH | 01/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Around Thanksgiving 2006, I ordered a Marvin Gaye T-shirt from another site as a Christmas gift for my nephew, who worships Marvin. I received an email saying the item wasn't in stock ... A WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!! This shoddy businessmanship (is that even a word?) has lost that seller what could have been a returning customer.

I was in a bind. I needed to find a gift that would arrive before Christmas, so I crossed my fingers and turned to I ordered two Marvin Gaye DVDs and was prepared for them to arrive after Christmas, what with the abundance of holiday mail and my tardiness in ordering. However, they arrived in two days, as promised, and my nephew was thrilled with the DVDs. From now on, I will remain faithful to Amazon sellers!"