From the very first steps of Nancy's legendary boots, this groundbreaking television special takes you on a journey through '60s pop culture. Music videos a decade before there were music videos, acclaimed choreography by ... more »David Winters, Emmy Award-winning direction by Jack Haley Jr., Nancy and Lee Hazlewood together and Frank, Dean and Sammy in their prime. A classic hour to enjoy over and over again. With trend-setting fashions, hit songs and scenic California locations, it's a trip back to a hip time with one of the coolest women in rock and roll.« less
"Nancy Sinatra=attitude, and this wonderful DVD bubbles over with it. From the very beginning NBC Color Peacock through the final "This has been an NBC Presentation," "Movin' With Nancy" takes the viewer back in time to a modder, madder time.The cinematography sparkles throughout, in a fantastic transfer that gives the illusion that the footage was shot a few days ago, not a few decades ago. The songs--from the opening "Gotta Get Out of This Town" through such Nancy hits as "Sugar Town" and "Friday's Child", and covers like "Up Up and Away" and "What I Say"-- all sound wonderful. Oh, and the clothes...! Mod to the max!The guest appearances (Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and "Daddy," in particular) highlight Nancy's family connections, and in a way bring back the past, especially if you, as I do, remember seeing "The Dean Martin Show" etc. back in the day.What I like even better than the special itself are the Royal Crown Cola commercials. Nancy notes in the accompanying booklet that the commercials were shot especially for the special, and were held to the same production values and style as the special themselves. Nancy does two different ones, both of which play up her tough kitten image and entwines it with the soft drink. Dino, Desi, and Billy make an appearance in one, as well-- filmed at the Hollywood Bowl, looking very much like it belongs in, say, "Help!" The other one, by some Australian guy who I had never heard of before, brings the style of late 1960's VOGUE magazine to the small screen in a trippy, model-filled sequence.And Art Linkletter introduces the story of the cola nut. Enough said.The disc also includes home movies taken on various filming locations, with commentary by Nancy and Jack Haley Jr. (the director). Nancy and Jack have audio commentary on the special itself, too, but I haven't gotten to the commentary yet because the main presentation distracts me so.If you have any interest in the mod/pop 1960's, whether it be television, music, or fashion, you MUST buy this DVD!"
Classy pre-MTV special bound for cult status
J. Stearns | San Francisco, CA | 05/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After much begging and pleading by her fans, Nancy Sinatra has finally released her 1967 Emmy-winning special "Movin' with Nancy" on video and DVD. Containing an amazing soundtrack, first-rate guests, and classic '60s fashions, this campy, classy special has the potential - now that it is being exposed to a new generation of Nancy fans - to maintain cult status. From the very first glimpse of those legendary boots stepping out the front door, to the recording studio where we witness daddy Frank crooning a tune as only he can, to an abandoned amusement park that comes alive by Nancy's presence, "Movin'" is a fantastic, exciting hour of entertainment. Made in the days before MTV, and the expensive, high-tech music video, (when shows like "Ed Sullivan" were the only ways to hear your favorite artists sing their hit songs) this fast-paced show contains some of the '60s guiltiest of pleasures in terms of music. Nancy's vocals are tops and her performance commendable (she was nominated for a Golden Globe) as she sings and swings through such classics as "Sugar Town," "Up, Up and Away," "Some Velvet Morning," "Jackson" (both with Lee Hazlewood), "What'd I Say" (with Sammy Davis, Jr.) and "Things" (with Dean Martin). As a bonus, this digitally-remastered classic features two RC Cola commercials with our lady singing the jingle ("it's a mad, mad, mad, mad cola"), and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of "Movin'" with voice-overs by Nancy and director Jack Haley, Jr. (who won an Emmy for this)."
Our whole family LOVES this groovy video!
David Von Pein | 02/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A trip down memory lane, for those of us who grew up in the 60's. Lots of fun even for those who weren't even around in the 60's: Upbeat songs, great costumes, dancing and choreography. We love seeing those groovy 60's fashions and their bright colors, too. Also--the bonus RC Cola commercials throughout are a fun nostalgic trip (they just don't make commercials like thye used to!) Our entire family loves watching and singing along with this video and has done so many, many times!!"
Re-Enter The 1960s With The Lovely Nancy Sinatra!
David Von Pein | Mooresville, Indiana; USA | 12/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purely enjoyed this 1-hour Nancy Sinatra special from 1967. Lots of great songs, including one by guest Frank Sinatra!
The behind-the-scenes "home movies" segment at the end of the program was nice also (with 2000 voice-over narration by Nancy and the special's director).
I also enjoyed seeing the Art Linkletter introductory piece at the start of the program -- plus all the original RC-Cola commercials (including one done by Nancy herself)! Very elaborately-done commercial spots.
Best song and best video for that song, in my opinion, goes to Nancy and Lee Hazlewood's duet "Jackson", which ends with a short clip with Nancy's brother, Frank Jr.
This is a "must-see" for fans of Nancy or Frank or if you simply want to immerse yourself in the 1960s again!"
Movin' right off the shelves!
MartyC | Manchaca, TX USA | 05/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Innovative and definately ahead of it's time MOVIN'WITH NANCY truly deserves the title "special". Her hairstyle and clothing are the only real clues that it is from 1967. It could as easily have been made this year for VH1. It is fitting that part of the WHO WILL BUY number is staged on a roller coaster. This program takes you on a roller coaster ride of dizzying emotions. There is comedy, drama, and pathos. FRIDAY'S CHILD in my opinion is the best,set against a stark, somewhat disturbing backdrop. It packs a wallop. Nancy wisely dropped backing vocals that were present on the single. The effect is staggering. She totally sells the song, except for the "born a little ugly" line. The woman is gorgeous. This is a must have for Nancy Sinatra fans, and has something to offer for music fans in general. I do believe it will be "Movin'" right off the shelves, so act now!"