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T. Rex: Born To Boogie
T Rex Born To Boogie
Actors: Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr, Mickey Finn, Elton John, Geoffrey Bayldon
Director: Ringo Starr
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     1hr 7min

Marc Bolan had the looks, style, and bearing of rock star, and T. Rex: Born To Boogie offers proof positive that he was just that. But comparing yourself to the Beatles doesn't make it so, even if you get Ringo Starr to pr...  more »


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Actors: Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr, Mickey Finn, Elton John, Geoffrey Bayldon
Director: Ringo Starr
Creators: Jeremy Stavenhagen, Michael J. Davis, Mike Dodds, Nicholas D. Knowland, Ben Baker, Frank Simon, Tim Van Rellim
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Ringo Starr, John, Elton, DTS
Studio: Sanctuary Classics
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 7min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

James Heffernen | Fayetteville, AR United States | 04/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We lost Marc way before his time. This a great way to see a artist to the Nth degree."
A True Artist
Navyblueblood | Ladson, South Carolina United States | 11/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What is good Rock 'N Roll? Many, unfortunately, confuse skillful guitar playing with talent and artistry. Regarding Rock 'N Roll, you do not need to be a great guitar player to be a great guitar player. Neither do you need a PhD in Musicology to understand what great Rock 'N Roll is all about. Marc Bolan may not have been a Joe Satriani or Alvin Lee, but he had extraordinary insight and talent. He knew exactly what to do, and how to do it. Unquestionably, as a musician and artist, he ranked right up there with the greatest.

Marc Bolan was exceptionally talented and blessed. He was his own. He made great music and had fun doing it. He didn't care about the critics. He knew what sounded good, and he knew how to create good-sounding Rock `N Roll. His music came from his essence and his heart. He once stated in an interview that the money was "secondary", and I believe it. Unlike many others, Marc was neither contrived nor packaged. He was what he was, and you either liked him or you didn't. He cared if you liked his music, but he didn't care if you didn't like his music. If you didn't like his music, then it wasn't written or performed for you. It's really as simple as that.

This DVD is great. If you have heard Marc Bolan's music and don't like it, don't buy this DVD. However, if you've ever liked any T. Rex song, such as "Bang A Gong" ("Get It On" in the UK), or "Jeepster" or "Telegram Sam" or "The Slider" or "Cosmic Dancer", etc., then this DVD is a MUST BUY.

The movie "Born to Boogie" has excellent concert footage. The band is really tight and Tony Visconti and others did a great job in restoring the old movie and enhancing the quality of the video and audio. There is some artsy-silliness with Ringo, but that can either be overlooked or considered pertinent at the time of filming.

My only minor complaint is that there are no interviews with Marc. It would have been a great compliment if an interview or two had been included on the DVD. Nonetheless, this DVD deserves Five Stars!"
Great. GREAT.
Matthew Topartzer | alamaba, donkeyland | 06/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"seriously, sam graham or whatever his name is doesn't know what he's talking about. t rex is the real thing, from albums like zinc alloy and the hidden riders of tomorrow and bolan's zip gun to slider and electric warrior, this band is way unappreciated, and a lot of it is because they are compared to the beatles. t rex IS a one trick pony, most bands are, but what marc bolon gets out of that same glam formula is some downright CONSISTENT rock and roll, i have yet to hear a bad t rex album. . . . this is a movie that rocks, and really any rockumentary from that time period is gonna be pretty interesting, this is pretty much no exception. . ."