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Duran Duran - Classic Albums: Rio
Duran Duran - Classic Albums Rio
Actor: Duran Duran
Director: George Scott
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     2hr 7min

This latest addition to the acclaimed Classic Albums series takes us to the early eighties and the release of Duran Duran's second album "Rio". Released against a backdrop of riots, record unemployment and the Falklands Wa...  more »


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Actor: Duran Duran
Director: George Scott
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Documentary
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/04/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Beware! Manufacturer Flaw!!!
Dev Endra | 11/05/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This review is for the disc itself, not the documentary. I urge all of you that purchased this disc to hold on to your receipts. I had returned 4, yes 4 of these discs from two different stores. None of them had a single scratch on them and yet they all skipped in exactly the same places for the first 15 minutes or so of the main documentary. This DVD was not made properly. I tried those discs on 2 different DVD players and my computer, and had the same problem each time. It's possible there was just a bad batch of them made that ended up in my area, but it is also possible that they are all like this. I'm just warning you guys.

I am so angry because I can't get my money back. I'm stuck with a shoddy product. The company that made these discs better offer us compensation once they realize what they've done!"
Duran Duran 'Classic Albums' Rio DVD
Francesco Lo Forte | Palermo, Italy | 10/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1981, Duran Duran came into the limelight with two hit singles and their first album, but it was the follow-up, `Rio', which catapulted the band to global success. Against a backdrop of Thatcher's Britain, with riots, record unemployment and the conflict with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, Duran Duran released this optimistic, celebratory and uniquely visual album. `Rio' would go on to become one of the most successful albums of the Eighties and paved the way for Duran Duran to become one of the biggest bands in the world.

This Classic Albums DVD tells the story behind the writing, recording and subsequent success of `Rio' through interviews, musical demonstrations, and archive footage not included in the broadcast version. Original band members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor are all interviewed along with director Russell Mulcahy, former manager Paul Berrow, journalist Beverley Glick, designer Antony Price and Bob Geldof amongst others. `Rio' captures Duran Duran at the height of their powers, with wall-to-wall hits and great videos: a Classic Album of its time.

Tracklist as follows:

In The Beginning
New Religion
Hold Back The Rain
The Chauffeur
Hungry Like The Wolf
The Sri Lankan Videos
Save A Prayer

Save A Prayer
How To Make It In The USA
The Chauffeur And Simon's Lyrics
Early Days
The Rio Album Sleeve

Save A Prayer
New Religion
Hungry Like The Wolf
The Chauffeur

Subtitles in Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Português

Released on Eagle Rock Entertainment

USA - November 4th, 2008
Europe, EEC, Russia and ex Russian States, Middle East, South Africa - October 27th, 2008
Australia & New Zealand - November 22nd, 2008
South America - November 25th, 2008
Japan - November 19th, 2008"
Nice start, but hoped for more.
Milton Smith | 12/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Overall, its nice to hear more about the making of this classic album. However, I felt there was WAY too much focus on the videos than the actual album itself. Unlike other installments of the Classic Albums series, this focused more on the videos than the "Behind the Scenes" of actually making the songs and what went into them and not a lot of "track by track" breakdown as normally seen in this series. Its ok, but I just felt it could have been so much more, especially when compared to the other "Classic Albums" series."
Splendid documentary!!!
Luis Guerra Chávez | Peru | 12/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must for any Durannie! They explain how the songs of the "Rio" album were created (album and videos), not only that, they also explain how the band was formed (with particular anecdotes). All the members of the band are interviewed (except for Andy, you know). This is a recent interview that shows picture and video footage never seen before from the early days. Besides that there are several songs from "Rio" that are performed on studio. The DVD is not faulty, I've played this disc on my two players and it played very well on both. I hope there will be more documentaries for more Duran Duran's albums."