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Jerry Lee Lewis - I Am What I Am
Jerry Lee Lewis - I Am What I Am
Actors: Steve Allen, Mickey Gilley, Tom Jones, Jimmy Swaggart, Ronnie Wood
Director: Mark Hall
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 0min

This unique rockumentary features classic performances and Jerry Lee's biggest hits. "Whole lotta shakin" is probably the best way to describe the thrilling, tragic, roller-coaster life of this rock and roll legend.


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Actors: Steve Allen, Mickey Gilley, Tom Jones, Jimmy Swaggart, Ronnie Wood
Director: Mark Hall
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Cash, Johnny, Roy Orbison, Documentary
Studio: White Star
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

THE BEST DVD on the life of The Killer Jerry Lee!
Lori Ann | California United States | 04/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Are you looking for a DVD that compiles interviews with Jerry Lee and friends Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and others which also showcases the original performances of the killer himself?? Well, you've found what you're looking for in "I am what I am." Tons of songs with classic CONCERT & Television footage including Lewis' first appearances on television with songs such as "Whole lotta shakin'" and "Great Balls of Fire!" See other performances such as a BBC appearance performing "Wild One" and the finale song "I am what I am." Excellent! 60 minutes."
An Enjoyable Documentary of "THE KILLER"
Ronnie Milsap | Arizona | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've enjoyed this entertaining documentary for many years. Jerry Lee's early years and rise to stardom is covered fairly well, but the video races through the later years without covering too many details of that period in his life.

There are rare TV clips and various concert footage to enjoy including classic footage of The Killer's national television debut on the Steve Allen Show in 1957 where he tears into "Whole lotta shakin' going on" like a madman! There are some hilarious and priceless stories told about Lewis too, including an outrageous story of Jerry Lee stopping at a gas station and setting a display of cassette tapes on fire with gasoline after spotting a bootlegged copy of one of his albums for sale!!

The video ends with some outrageous live footage showing an older Killer unleashed in all his wild, flamboyant glory...playing the piano with his feet while standing on top of it to the delight of the audience. There should be a new documentary made that does a better job of covering Jerry Lee's life in greater detail, but "I Am What I Am" is still a must-have for any Jerry Lee Lewis fan!"
flying colors | hollywood | 10/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you appreciate music this is a must! I have been disappointed by artist that have significant acclaim & put out new music touting it as a master piece. Finally a legend shares his gift. Jerry Lee Lewis DOES NOT let us down.
This music is appreciated across the spectrum, gospel, rock & roll, classical, contemporary ECT. Trust this living legend he has something or everything for you here.
From a female perspective track two is desire for JERRY LEE.
A perfect x-mas gift for anyone.

The Killer At Work
Alfred Johnson | boston, ma | 08/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Apparently, I cannot leave this Jerry Lee Lewis thing alone. I have reviewed several of his CDs and DVDs in this space over the past several months as I have attempted argue for his proper place in the among the founders of rock and roll. This documentary is more in the way of a musical biography interspersing archival musical segments with the story of his life. And what a life. If one rocker epitomized the slogan drug, sex and rock and roll before the 1960's the profile of Jerry Lee Lewis could serve as the model. Many marriages, many drug problems, many setbacks, many run ins with the law many... well, you get the picture. The real reason to get this film though is that early footage, like the Steve Allen Show performance of Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On. Those performances tell the tale. They tell why he could have been `king of the hill'. Hell, he didn't do so badly after all. And he would be the first to tell you that. If you only need Jerry Lee's music there are many good compilations, including an eight CD set that gives everything from the Sun Record period. If you like a little background get this.