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The Story of Rock and Roll: Jerry Lee Lewis
The Story of Rock and Roll Jerry Lee Lewis
Actor: Jerry Lee Lewis
Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2002     1hr 0min


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Actor: Jerry Lee Lewis
Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Biography
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1969
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

He just keeps on goin!
Scott Maynard | UK | 10/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased the DVD last week and I wasn't disappointed (maybe slightly as it could have been longer) it features the killer on top form, i have other documentaries of him and this one features stuff i have neverseen before. It has the Steve Allen Show (Whole Lotta) but apart from that I havent seen any of the other clips. I thought it would be more of a documentary, but it is just videos of him singing his songs. There could have been more of him doing the Granada TV special, as the full version is something I really would like to own. To anyone who is interested in finding out about the killer, or to a fan who hasnt got this then my advise is to go and get it, nice one."
Awful! Why does Amazon make me give it even 1 star?
Samuel Stenson | New York City | 01/28/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Talk about a rip-off. Knowing Pennebaker and Hegedus were behind this I wasn't expecting much. But how could I have known it would be this bad? It's only 60 minutes. Anybody who's interested in Lewis is going to want more than 60 minutes devoted to his life and music. Man, have some charity! Who did they think they were marketing this documentary to, if not to his fans? Nearly half this piece of crap showcases him giving a minor performance at Toronto's Rock 'N' Roll concert in 1969. These lazy hacks conducted no interviews -- not with him or with his admirers. His richest period creatively (1963-1975) is barely even covered (unless one counts his relatively dull Toronto performance). His most electric country and rock recordings get no attention. You hear the same boring songs that are always associated with Jerry Lee -- his overplayed Sun recordings. (These famous Sun recordings account for roughly 5 percent of his best stuff.) What about "Corrina, Corrina," "What'd I Say," and -- most importantly -- all his masterful live performances where he takes any old song and totally makes it his own? None of them are here.

And what's with the subtitle? One would assume that this bio is one in a larger collection. Well, it isn't.

The only reason this documentary was made was so Pennebaker and Hegedus could use Lewis as an archetype to drape their own tired observations over. I can't stand garbage like this."
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jean Pierre de laet | France | 11/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great music..To bad it is only in stereo and not 5.1 Best regards"