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Ramones - Raw
Ramones - Raw
Actors: Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone, Christopher Ward
Director: John Cafiero
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     1hr 45min

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Actors: Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Marky Ramone, Christopher Ward
Director: John Cafiero
Creators: Marky Ramone, John Cafiero
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Other Music
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Original Release Date: 09/28/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 09/28/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Brandon B. (brando)
Reviewed on 2/27/2009...
A great view for anyone who loves punk music. Its shows how the Ramones were without too much B.S. Has great live footage of shows, a lot of full songs. It's definitely worth checking out.

Movie Reviews

Very Raw, Very Ramones
Ouija | Las Vegas, NV USA | 04/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Before I put Ramones Raw in the DVD player I thought it might seem bittersweet to watch, what with three of the band members now deceased. But instead of making me feel sad, the footage only made me happy that the world ever got to experience this thing called Ramones in the first place.

The DVD contains five hours' worth of footage, including concert footage from 1980 to 1996, clips of television appearances (Howard Stern and Uncle Floyd), their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and "I, Ramones," a concert shot in Italy.

With exception to concert footage, most of what we see was shot by Marky Ramone on his Super 8 camera. Apparently Marky was determined to capture life on the road for the band and it is his behind-the-scenes footage that makes this DVD worthwhile. The title is appropriate as some of what you see is indeed raw, and it gets a bit confusing at times because things aren't in chronological order.

Some of the more interesting footage includes the band's van being mobbed by screaming and fanatical fans much like the Beatles in "A Hard Day's Night," and Johnny sarcastically giving tour manager Monte Melnick a hard time anytime things get chaotic: "Really well organized, Monte. Nice job." Not.

We also get to see the usually stoic Johnny actually laugh and joke as well as sobering evidence of Dee Dee's physical and mental decline from drug use as we see clips of a youthful and vibrant Dee Dee and a hardened and somewhat narcissistic one. There are also lots of shots of the boys sitting on the toilet, which they themselves find hilarious.

Joey appears to be an easy-going, laid back guy who gets along well with everyone. But the footage suggests, as has been reported since Johnny's death, that he and Johnny did not get along very well after Johnny stole his girlfriend. We don't see the two fight or bicker. Instead, they simply and quietly avoid each other.

Diehard fans of Joey, Johnny, Marky and Dee Dee won't be disappointed with this one. It's a lively snapshot into the life of four ordinary guys whose impact on music was anything but ordinary."
Fans Only - really really Raw.
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 11/12/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you love the Ramones in all their ragged glory, then RAW will suit you fine. Just make sure you understand that the emphasis here in on the ragged. Culled mostly from Marky Ramone's (also serving as the executive producer) collection of home super eight's, RAW combines extensive footage of the band as they traveled the world. The material is also not presented chronolgically, and that can get jarring. At times, these low-fi bits get tedious, best serving as bridges between the really good stuff. Of which there is plenty. You get to see clips from (mostly European and South American) concerts, TV clips and the band as they accept a gold disc award.

Oddly enough, the true high points of RAW are in the bonus materials, the 30 minute "I Ramone" concert sequence in particular. The "Up All Night" and "Space Ghost" segments are cool too. But frankly, if you are only curious about the Ramones and want to pick up some home viewing, my advice is to hold out for the superior "End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones," the warts and all 2004 documentary."
Lemmy CrawDaddy | 10/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know what DVD "Jonathan" was watching, but compared to the crappy "Ramones Around the World", RAW is the definitive DVD to own. This guy has no idea what he is talking about. It has TON'S of new material!!!! Besides the INCREDIBLE Italy footage, it also contains the Ramones appearances on theHOWARD STERN SHOW from the WOR TV series, the USA UP ALL NIGHT APPEARANCES, as well as the weirdest assortment of celebrity appearances that I never even knew about. Their appearances on the UNCLE FLOYD show are worth the 15 dollars alone. NEVER BEFORE SEEN MUSIC VIDEO for "TOURING", File footage of Dee Ramone and his RAP CAREER! And file footage from New York, when Joey Ramone died, including when the city of NEW YORK named a street after him. There is too much material to count. ALSO, it does not say it contains `FIVE HOURS OF FOOTAGE. It says it contains FIVE HOURS OF MATERIAL! That includes audio commentaries, easter eggs, and tons of bonus stuff.

The Italian concert is shown during the main program. It is shown in it's entirety as a bonus feature, without interruption and FOUR EXTRA SONGS that are NOT in the main program. The Songs are:

Commando, I Want To Be Sedated, Gimme, Gimme Shock Treatment and Lets Go!

Get it Straight if your gonna do a review! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GREAT DVD!!!!!"