Detroit Rock City

Detroit Rock City

Edward Furlong
Director: Adam Rifkin Cast: Edward Furlong
Edward Furlong
, Giuseppe Andrews
Giuseppe Andrews
, James DeBello
James DeBello
Adam Rifkin

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Overview

It seems amazing that a studio would do so much for an underachieving film like Detroit Rock City, but New Line has. The image quality on this disc is wonderful, with strong use of color and excellent definition. The film is framed at 2.35:1 and uses an anamorphic transfer. The sound is very good. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is mostly centered in the front speakers, though there are brief moments of surround sound. The picture and sound alone would make this a great disc, but the extra material takes it to another level. The menus are most unique. You have a choice between text-based menus, like those found on the majority of discs, or audio commands (which have been tried on a few other discs in the past such as The Grifters and Rambo). On first try they can be rather confusing; first-time DVD users may find them too complicated. New Line is proudly claiming that this is the first big "Hollywood" film to feature multiple angles. The angles are used in the supplemental section, separate from the film. It's impressive, but it would have been more so if it were integrated into the main film. Three audio commentary tracks are included. Director Adam Rifkin deals with the making of the film, though his comments are not always scene-specific. Numerous cast and crew members can be heard on a second track. Though interesting, it becomes impossible to tell one person from another. The final commentary is from the band members of Kiss. Each is interviewed separately by associate producer -- and Kiss superfan -- Tim Sullivan. Simmons is by far the most articulate, and the most fervent about what Kiss represents. The rest of the band members sound like they just woke up, but they do offer some insight into their professional lives. Add in 15 minutes of deleted scenes, a half hour of behind-the-scenes footage (including interviews), a couple of music videos from Everclear and the Donnas, some DVD-ROM content, and a guide to playing "Rock 'n' Roll All Nite" and you have a disc that continues New Line's stellar tradition.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/21/1999
UPC: 0794043489921
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 15,260

Special Features

Widescreen, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio; Multiple-angle features; Deleted scenes; "Rock 'n' Roll All Night" guitar lesson; Three feature-length commentaries; Two music videos from the soundtrack; Original theatrical trailer and filmographies; DVD-ROM features

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Furlong Hawk
Giuseppe Andrews Lex
James DeBello Trip
Sam Huntington Jam
Lin Shaye Mrs. Bruce
Melanie Lynskey Beth
Natasha Lyonne Christine
Miles Dougal Elvis
Nick Scotti Kenny
Emmanuelle Chriqui Barbara
David Quane Bobby
Shannon Tweed Amanda Finch
Kristin Booth Cashier
Gene Simmons Himself
Paul Stanley Himself
Ace Frehley Himself
Peter Criss Himself
Ron Jeremy Actor
Richard Hillman Scalper

Technical Credits
Adam Rifkin Director
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Spring Aspers Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Carl DuPre Screenwriter
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Kathleen Haase Producer
Steve Hardie Production Designer
Allan Kaufman Musical Direction/Supervision
John R. Leonetti Cinematographer
Barry Levine Producer
Cal Loucks Set Decoration/Design
Valerie McCaffrey Casting
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
J. Peter Robinson Score Composer
Art Schaefer Co-producer
Peter Schink Editor
Gene Simmons Producer
Tim Sullivan Associate Producer
Brian Witten Executive Producer
Ian Foster Woolf Asst. Director
Lucinda Zak Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. The Devil's Music [:16]
2. Main Title [5:36]
3. Ticket Check [1:47]
4. Dressing Up [2:08]
5. This is Your Mother/The Girls Room [3:24]
6. Caller 106/Elvis Attacks [6:20]
7. Jailbreak [4:09]
8. Guidos [1:12]
9. Stella On Board [5:07]
10. Hello Detroit, Goodbye Tickets [6:38]
11. "Shake Your Wee Wee" [3:35]
12. Smiley Mart/Hauling Bass [7:37]
13. Jam in a Jam/Kiss This [1:05]
14. Drum Roll/Negotiation [2:50]
15. Beth's Confession/Compensatory Possibilities [4:07]
16. Hold Up [5:38]
17. Crashing Backstage [1:31]
18. Dr. Love To the Rescue/Jam's Confession [2:40]
19. I'm Here for the Girl and The Car [1:19]
20. 2 Goodbyes, a Punch in the Gut and a Drumstick [:45]
21. A Simple Plan [1:19]
22. Detroit Rock City [2:56]
23. End Credits [3:51]

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