Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jimi Hendrix - The Uncut Story|
Actor: Jimi Hendrix
Director: Steven Vosburgh
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
THIS PRODUCTION IS NEITHER ENDORSED NOR AUTHORIZED BY THE JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX FOUNDATION IT IS NEITHER ENDORSED NOR AUTHORIZED BY EXPERIENCE HENDRIX, LLC. THIS DVD DOES NOT CONTAIN MUSIC OR PERFORMANCES BY JIMI HENDRI... more »
Kieran Kelly | Ireland | 11/19/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Chances are that you're already a fan of Jimi if you're considering buying this. You'll probably already know when he was born, that he moved to England and that he is dead. Somehow or other this DVD manages to stretch that information into 3 hours! Don't be bamboozled by the fact that there are 3 DVD's in this set, each DVD is only 1 hour long? There is no footage of Jimi in concert or anything of interest musically. I don't understand why they didn't just put all the documentary on one DVD and had a second DVD with him in concert with the Experience and the 3rd DVD with the Band of Gypsy's...now that would be worth buying......this just isn't."
Good Production--ripoff price!
Bill Tell | Memphis, Tenn | 09/15/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"35 bucks for a 3 hour documentary! Please. Some good stuff though, esp. when the family talks about the insight to some Hendrix lyrics. I never heard that before. It is unauthorized so of course it doesnt have any Hendrix music. Buy it used, I would have added two stars if they sold it for 20 dollars because it goes into a lot of detail and has some great intervieews and was overall a good production."
Hold on to your wallet
#11 | Seattle, WA | 05/23/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'll probably keep this movie because I'm a Hendrix fan, but I have a few things I'd like to say about it. First off, don't be fooled into thinking that this movie is any kind of Hendrix experience whatsoever. This is the kind of movie you'd tape off television. Don't be fooled by the clever packaging/ laughable price tag. This was designed to make money. Why else would they split up a three hour movie over three DVDs? It did yield a few interesting things though that I hadn't heard before, and it was cool seeing pictures of him growing up, but NO LIVE PERFORMANCES (or ANY Hendrix music at all... in a THREE hour documentary). For the price of this movie, you could buy Hendrix on the Dick Cavett Show, Jimi Plays Berkeley, and Jimi Hendrix (1973), and have SIX hours of absolutely ASTOUNDING footage (including some fantastic interviews) as opposed to three hours of a VH1-style documentary that is grounded mainly in opinion and speculation rather than in fact (now that I read that it sounds pretty harsh, but trust me... stay away. It even smelled bad when I took it out of the box)."
Wait for VH1-Classics
Flipflopper | Upstate, NY | 09/19/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I think that you can fit more than 50 minutes on one DVD these days. They trick you into paying $35 by putting this documentary on 3 DVDs like you're getting more.
Wait for it to come out on TV, which wont be long. Try to see it though if you like Hendrix though because it's a very comprehensive look into his life and even though it was obviously low budget, another reason not to pay 35 dollars, it covers a lot with great detail and was very ambitious. Great interviews from family and girlfriends, musicians, producers, and even Jimi's old football coac)and you get a lot of perspective into Hendrix as an artist and as a person. The people that made it were obviously big fans. But its not something you'd see more than once which makes it not worth the price.