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Story of Rock & Roll
Story of Rock Roll
Actor: Jerry Lee Lewis
Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
UR     1998     1hr 0min

The title is something of a misnomer: not only is this not the story of rock & roll, it's not even the story of Jerry Lee Lewis, at least not the complete one. But this film is still a captivating glance at one of rock's s...  more »


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Actor: Jerry Lee Lewis
Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Rock & Roll, Biography
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 07/08/1998
Original Release Date: 01/01/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1991
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Movie Reviews

Christine E. Peard | Los Altos, CA United States | 07/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jerry Lee gives an absolutely electrifying performance!
No doubt in my mind that he still "has it" and any fan of his will "want it"! He literally rocks the stage! Don't miss this downright orgasmic experience!"
Best Video So Far
Raven A. Ruch | Vancouver, WA USA | 02/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've just "discovered" Jerry Lee Lewis since getting the "Last Man Standing" CD. I have always known of his existence, but not much of his music. I recently got this DVD and I have to agree with the reviewer that said it was a "truly orgasmic experience". This man was hot back in 1969. He is incredible. My only wish is that it would have been about 3 hours longer. Now all I want is more Jerry Lee. Wow. What a show."
Lousy production values ruin promising project...
little grey kitty | Santa Fe, NM USA | 07/02/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge Jerry Lee Lewis fan, and it's with reluctance
I don't recommend this dvd. I have often wondered why
D.A. Pennebaker's fim of the 1969 Toronto Rock 'n Roll
Revival Peace Festival has never been released as a whole.
Now I know why, bad sound. Of course the sound of
the live performances is great compared to the sound
of the archaic video clips interspersed among the live
performances. While watching this dvd I constantly had
to adjust the volume. The sound of the old video clips
is way below that of the live segments. As for the live
performances you get barely audible piano on most
songs, tinny guitar, and too much bass. Only the
drums seem to have been recorded properly. As for
Jerry's performance I would say it's about average for
that time period. There are other dvds of this festival,
one with Little Richard, and the recently released
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, all using Pennebaker's
film footage. After watching this dvd, I will probably
pass them up. If you want to see Jerry in his prime,
get the Austin City Limits 1983 show on dvd."