Rock And Rule (DVD, 2005, 2-Disc Set, Collector's Edition)
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- indarkplaces26Aug 9, 2009by
Rock and Rule dvd
This is an AMAZING movie. For anyone remotely into anime or similar types of movies.. and love music. this is a movie to see. it for no other reason the scene of Mok loosing his temper in the closet. my husband had never seen it before and was chuckling if not out n out laughing thru this whole movie. its twisted and makes fun of itself while having great music and being a decent story. had to have it after seeing it over n over back in the 80s when HBO was new and had about 5 movies to show so they were repeated quite often. no matter how many times ive seen it i still love this movie. its great for the kid in you as well as the twisted adult you have become.
- lwillelaDec 5, 2007by
Finally I found it!
I have always wanted a copy of Rock and Rule ever since I saw it years ago on HBO. It was so unlike any thing I had seen that I wanted a REAL copy so I purchased a VHS copy that turned out to be a bad copy from HBO. I had followed it on the web but was unable to find a REAL version. Now with DVD, I came across this and was praying this was for real. When I got it in the mail I couldn't believe the quality and all of the extras that are in this 2 DVD set. The 5.1 digital sound is fantastic and when I played it through my HD DVD player the upscaling on my high def TV was just to die for. I could not be happier with this purchase and to all those looking for a TRUE copy of Rock and Rule, this is it. A BIG thanks from a real fan of this form of animated art.
- 201725654@delet...Apr 5, 2007by
A great classic
A long with American POP Rock & Rule is an animation classic you should not miss. Great for any dvd collection.
- ronandsheJul 8, 2006by
Rock and Rule (2005 DVD)
My brothers and I have been big fans since we saw and video taped Rock and Rule from HBO in the early 1980's. I have this video on vhs and vcd in the american and canadian version. I was real happy to find out that (I believe it is tombstone) has re-released it on dvd with enhanced color and sound. my 20yr old vhs copy just wasn't cutting it any more. The color clarity and sound are very impressive from the original. If you are into stoney videos that have a good story line then I recommend this video for you. -R.P.
- russealJul 10, 2006by
Where Has All The Big Hair Gone..?
Having been a product of the 60s and gaining some sort of 'clue' in the 80s, one thing can be said for that decade's films- WOW!<br><br>BladeRunner proved that film noir and trenchcoats were still stylish...<br>Raiders of the Lost Ark proved that action/adventure and Fedoras can still hold their weight...<br>Rock-n-Rule proved that not "everything" had been done with animation and it wasn't dead yet.<br><br>Perhaps more obscure than the fan following of the film would like it to be- it is a spirited blend of [then] old and new techniques involving plays with light, shadow, character interaction and more adult themes without going the Fritz the Cat level of gratuity.<br><br>Lou Reed, Cheap Trick, Debbie Hairy, EWF- all contributors to the underlying soundtrack to a film that makes no bones or apologies for being an animated rock video [another icon of that now 20 year old era!] it was a Canadian feature first and continues to inspire as well as entertain.<br><br>Perhaps it's the look and feel of a nostalgic 80s future-past; perhaps it's the precursor to what America is just now realizing can be accomplished using animation as the vehicle for excellent story telling even though we've been with decades old Anime from Japan.<br><br>It's neither pretentious with its execution, nor in its look; nor is it so grandiose to be considered high art beyond a wonderfully simple story with a hint/knod towards the 'mind altering' films of the 1970s.<br><br>A simple film, with a simple story and some not so simple innovation with the use of light casting [similar to what eventually helped make the live action elements of TRON a possibility] to make a rock video icon of a bygone era.<br><br>It's neither perfect, nor imperfect- simply a reference to a story from a different time and a different place; even within the decade it was made.<br><br>The compilation DVD featuring both stories [Canadian original & American retread] are exemplary as well as the mini booklet and extras on each DVD are a sparkling example of a company intent on making a fan praised product shine as it should!<br><br>Highly recommended, especially for those who remember the film and remember the time when he/she may have been witness to it.Read full review