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Prince: The Glory Years - A Documentary Review
Prince The Glory Years - A Documentary Review
Genres: Music Video & Concerts

Prince - The Glory Years is a documentary film which reviews and re-captures this golden decade and with the aid of his friends, colleagues, fellow musicians and other notable contributors, helps discover why Prince Rodger...  more »


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Movie Details

Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 04/22/2008
Release Year: 2008
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Realy Good Job Accomplished Here
Dream Baby | Reading, England | 06/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)


I thought that this particular documentary was excellent. I've been an avid fan of Prince since I was young, and there are very few films documenting his life or his music to an acceptable standard, so it is always a nice suprise to find one. In the film there are several recognisable music experts who assess some of Prince's finest performances; there is some incredible performance footage on here too, including a lot of clips i've never seen before - and I thought i'd seen it all!
Putting the brilliant musical and analytical aspect of the dvd aside, the rest of it is pure gold as well. One of the things I liked most was that the interviews were not entirely with music professionals and experts who have studied Prince's music and career from afar (like most), but a number of them are with people who are known to be/have been very close to Prince. So on top of everything else you get a great insight into the personal life of someone who is notoriously secretive and something of an enigma. As a Prince fan, a music fan and a documentary fan I thought this dvd was class A, definately recommend it to anyone."
Interesting, but a waste
R. Baker | Orlando, FL | 09/29/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this dvd because it said there were live performances on it. Not a one. It showed clips from music videos, and the staged portions of the Sign O' The Times film, but nothing live. David Rivkin was the only really interesting interview. Everyone else was pretty much filler. Don't waste your time unless you are truly a new Prince fan. It wasn't awful, but nowhere near worth the asking price."
Very well done
Ice Cream Man | DC | 12/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i dont know what some of the other reviewers are talking about....saying this is a "garbage" documentary and that it's poorly done. The only thing that it's missing is actual dialogue with Prince himself. But this is a unauthorized biography, so what do you expect? However, although STILL features Prince's music, video footage, and clips of live shows. It starts with telling of his background growing up in Minneapolis, and kind of goes step by step through his career in the late 70's through the 80's & early nineties. There's in-depth commentary about each album he released during these periods from the people who were there recording it with him. I really enjoyed watching this and i can't say i've ever seen a better documentary about Prince. Every fan should definitely check this out!!

**My only problem with this doc is the terrible picture of him they put on the cover!! hahaha, couldn't they find ANYTHING better than that?? He looks that even him?? haha"
Prince fan review
K. Lightsey | 05/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Great information and history of Prince. I enjoyed the interactive game that is a bonus feature on this DVD."