Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band|
Actors: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Frankie Howerd
Director: Michael Schultz
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
SGT. PEPPER'S GRANDSON AND THREE OTHER GUYS FORM A BAND AND FIGHT BAD GUYS.MUSIC FROM THE BEATLES.
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I dunno how many stars to use. Maybe 1. Maybe 5.
Thomas Dunham | Catonsville, Maryland United States | 12/15/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I was really young (like nine), I used to LOVE this flick. Today I have watched it as a grown man.
Sometimes you forget just how much times have changed, and then something comes along and smacks you upside the head like a two-iron and reminds you. Movies like this used to fly.
It makes me want to watch "Shields and Darnell" reruns. Or "That's Incredible".
This film TOTALLY encapsulates the weird transition-phase that pop-culture went through as it kissed the seventies goodbye and leaped into the eighties. Everything is SO colorful, everyonoe looks SO innocent. Peter Frampton is dancing around in a sweet pair of white overalls with his name on them.
Twisted man, really out there. This film really helps you understand where the punk movement came from.
I don't know that this film has any redeeming qualities as an actual film, but as a study of late-disco era white culture, it is priceless."
Embrace the Good Things of the Past
JeremiahA | Tokuyama Shi, Yamaguchi Ken Japan | 04/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had not watched this film in like 28 years, but I remembered seeing it as a kid and liking it, so I bought the DVD last week. And I am very happy I did. The music and performances can still lift my soul as if it were only yesterday. The audience can easily feel the love and friendship between the characters. If you come away from the movie without having your heart strings tugged on, then I think you should follow the advice of "...get back to where you once belonged..." and remember what it was like to be young.
Beatles' purists hate this film. Why? One, the Beatles do not perform in any of the songs. Two, the Beatles do not appear in any of the scenes. And three, this film is not surreal enough for Beatles' films/music videos enthusiasts. Actually, I remember being shocked after seeing the film in 1978 when my sister told me that all of the songs were remakes of Beatles' music. To my generation, the Beatles were a bit frightful. Of course we enjoyed their music, but at the time the Beatles were in their hippie phase, and hippies were scary to us. For example, you might go to the supermarket with your mommy and there would be a group of people who hadn't bathed all week, with bad breath and long hair, flashing you the peace sign. And then you would see similar people on TV yelling, screaming, and shaking their fists. It was a scary time to grow up in. Vietnam. Nixon. The oil crisis. The nation felt like it was falling apart. I think that's why there was such a rejection of this failed era, a backlash of normalcy in the 80s, by my generation. The only reason anything in that era is embraced now is because young people have no idea how terrible that time was.
This film is one of the better things to come out of that time.
Most excellent time capsule!
etherkitten | berkeley, california USA | 11/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"aw, c'mon, this movie was never trying to be 'crash'. it's a total flashback to everything fun and funky about the era. flashy costumes, tons of rare performances, and creatively produced music and visuals by the best in the business at the time, ensure there is something for everyone. so few films manage to capture both the naivete and the darkness of those times. i think the greatest thing about this movie is that everyone looks like they're having fun. must have been a blast to be on this set! i thoroughly enjoyed watching it with my teen daughter-- totally amused, entertained and remembering how exciting it all was on the big screen. let your cares fly and enjoy this glittery romp through a fantastical decade."