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New York Doll
New York Doll
Actors: Arthur Kane, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, Nina Antonia, Bishop Bragg
Director: Greg Whiteley
Genres: Drama, Documentary
PG-13     2006     1hr 18min

Arthur Kane of the legendary band the New York Dolls rockets to the top of the glam rock scene. Then with the death of a band member, the group bottoms out and eventually splits up. Arthur disappears from the music scene a...  more »


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Actors: Arthur Kane, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, Nina Antonia, Bishop Bragg
Director: Greg Whiteley
Creators: Roderick A. Santiano, Greg Whiteley, Seth Gordon, Ed Cunningham
Genres: Drama, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Drama, Documentary
Studio: First Independent
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/04/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 18min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

OK but not great
Tunes Plus | Washington | 02/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I felt I had to write a review to counter all the 5 star reviews. This movie is fine but slow paced. If your considering it because you are a New York Dolls fan, there are some early clips but most have voice overs. The sound from the reunion concert is not that good. There are other NYD DVD's out there.

If you are considering this as a human interest story, Kine comes across as someone sleepwalking through life, stuck in the past, wishing the glory days would return and resenting David J. for his success. Not a hero or even a flawed one. "The Cruise" is a much better portrait of a "beautiful loser".

Die hard NYD fans will want this for their collection, but an average fan will watch it once or twice."
Personality crisis
Judith Johnson | Albany, NY | 06/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Director Seth Gordon The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters turns his fine focus on former New York Doll's bass guitarist Arthur "Killer" Kane in this touching documentary. I remember listening to the Todd Rundgren produced protopunk NY Dolls and could recognize lead singer David Johansen on sight but then, hey, I moved on! Apparently Kane, who has a sweet Nigel Tufnel This Is Spinal Tap - Criterion Collection quality about him never did after the band crashed and burned in a classic rock star sort-of-way in the early 80s. Kane took their break up very, very hard and then his life went down a long, sad road.

It was being recruited door-to-door by the Church of Latter Day Saint's missionaries that rescued him and finally gave him a family of sorts and a job. However, Kane's dream in life is for a reunion of the Dolls even if his guitar is in hock! Although it in no way proselytizes, this movie reflects very positively on the LDS members who love him and believe in him as finally does another much more prominent musician of that era.

The great sound track makes you want to get out that eye make-up, glitter and hairspray and go glam once more. And stash a Kleenex or two for the touching conclusion because, to quote my favorite protopunk band The Police, you will be "driven to tears.""