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Blank Generation
Blank Generation
Actors: Carole Bouquet, Frank J. Butler, Howard Grant, Richard Hell, Ivan Julian
Genres: Drama
NR     2000     1hr 30min

More a curiosity than a meaningful artifact, Ulli Lommel's 1979 Blank Generation eschews pin-pierced cheeks and other mutilation clichés for a different look at New York's punk scene, one that more closely resembles, in al...  more »


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Actors: Carole Bouquet, Frank J. Butler, Howard Grant, Richard Hell, Ivan Julian
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 03/21/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Voidoids live!
omaha d perez | torrance, ca United States | 07/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Worth buying for the live performances alone. The only high quality video (or audio for that matter) footage of Richard Hell & the Voidoids available - outstanding! I only wish there was more band footage."
See it just to see
rikchick16 | Austin, Texas United States | 06/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"blank generation is a little quirky but quite good. There are a resonable amount of performance scenes which makes the film worthwhile. If you like punk music you should see this movie. There's some great footage and great sound quality. Andy Warhol's brief apperance is interesting and its just a good movie to see. Not outstanding, but good enough."
Worth it for the performances and Richard Hell
Michael Toland | 02/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In no way is this movie great "Art" but it is entertaining. Bouchet may have been beautiful, but incredibly bland while Hell was simply great fun to watch. Enjoyable, not even an arthouse winner, but still amusing and the performances are just great."
Crap with some bright spots
Michael Toland | Austin, TX USA | 03/27/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"There are really only 4 reasons to watch this film.

1. The scenes of Richard Hell & the Voidoids performing at CBGB.
2. The beautiful cinematography capturing the Lower East Side of New York in the wintertime in 1978.
3. Elliot Goldenthal's wonderfully atmospheric soundtrack.
4. Hell's bluntly honest interview about the film.

Otherwise it's pretty dire - badly acted (as Hell admits), directionless, nonsensical. Ulli Lommel (who would go on to a thriving career in straight-to-video horror flicks) clearly had no idea where he was going with this movie or even what "blank generation" meant. Worth your time only for any combination of the bullet points above."