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TV Party
TV Party
Actor: Glenn O'Brien; Chris Stein; Debbie Harry; Amos Poe; Walter Steding; Fab Five Freddie; Charles Rocket; John Lurie; Jean-Michel Basquait
Director: Danny Vinik
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 31min

In 1978, two revolutionary trends emerged in New York City, public access cable TV and punk rock. These two phenomena came together spectacularly in Glenn OBriens TV Party. OBrien recruited his pal Chris Stein, the guita...  more »

     
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Actor: Glenn O'Brien; Chris Stein; Debbie Harry; Amos Poe; Walter Steding; Fab Five Freddie; Charles Rocket; John Lurie; Jean-Michel Basquait
Director: Danny Vinik
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Television, Documentary
Studio: Brink Films
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Full length
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2005
Original Release Date: 02/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 02/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Director's Cut
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Awesome Movie
Moviegoer | 12/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was fascinating, never seen before footage of Blondie, Basquiat, and George Clinton. Movie kept my attention the whole time and left me wanting more. Outstanding editing and directing. When is part 2 coming out???"
Solid and authentic
C. Schlarb | Los Angeles, CA | 07/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is fantastic film and $20 well spent. Great footage from the forward thinking (while still ramshakle) TV Party show. Not much regarding extras but about an hour and a half of great happenings. I bought this when I saw a young-ish Robert Fripp (of King Crimson) performing with a piecemeal band that included Chris Stein from Blondie on guitar. Awesome stuff."
Great Time Capsule!
Henry Branham | Howell, MI USA | 06/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having bought a "Best of TV Party" VHS a few years ago on Ebay, I was thrilled to see episodes finally being released on DVD and this full length documentary as well. Like Glenn O'Brien's film "Downtown '81", it really captures a moment in time when artists and rock stars converged together to create magic. If you are a Blondie fan then don't dare pass this up. Chris Stein & Deborah Harry are in it constantly! It's amazing that they were able to participate so heavily in the show as it ran during the height of their Blondie fame.
It's highly unlikely anything as cool as TV Party could ever happen again, which make this time machine all the better.
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