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Detroit Rock City

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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 ...
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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.
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/1999
  • UPC: 794043489921
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,456

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
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
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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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Menu

Side #1
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Commentaries
         Play DIRECTOR COMMENTARY by Adam Rifkin
         Play CAST & CREW COMMENTARY
         Play KISS COMMENTARY by the memebers of KISS
         or jump to a KISS member
            Hear COMMENTARY by Gene Simmons
            Hear COMMENTARY by Paul Stanley
            Hear COMMENTARY by Ace Frehley
            Hear COMMENTARY by Peter Criss
      The Cutting Room Floor
         Play ROCK & ROLL ALL NIGHT
         Play Song Xpress
         Play the DETROIT ROCK CITY KISS CONCERT
         View DELETED SCENES
            Too Many Cigarettes
            Elvis
            Highway Patrol
            Long Way to Go
            The Confessional
            Another Movie
      Behind The Scenes
         Play "LOOK INTO THE SUN"
         Play "MISCELLANEOUS SHIT"
      Music Videos
         Play THE DONNAS "Strutter"
         Play EVERCLEAR "The Boys Are Back In Town"
      Play Original Theatrical Trailer
      Cast And Crew
         Edward Furlong
         Giuseppe Andrews
         James DeBello
         Sam Huntington
         Lin Shaye
         Melanie Lynskey
         Natasha Lyonne
         Miles Dougal
         Adam Rifkin
         Carl V. Dupré
         Barry Levine
         Kathleen Haase
         Tim Sullivan
         J. Peter Robinson
   Audio Options
      Stereo Audio Commentaries
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    more from this reviewer

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    amazing from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

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    this movie is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love it!

    A movie about teen friends that are doing everything to get to Detriot Rock City to watch their favorite band KISS. If you like KISS it's a must see. Even if you're not a fan of the band it's still a pretty good and funny movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Genuinely funny...sometimes

    It's a pretty good movie, although there was just something off the whole time. It was almost really great, but didn't quite get there. Which I suppose is fine, if you like almost having an orgasm and not getting there. Sam Huntington was uber cute in it, though, so that's a plus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rock and Roll All Night

    Detroit rock city was a great movie.The actors were great and the movie was a kick butt one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME MOVIE!

    This movie totally rocks! I love Edward Furlong and Sam Huntington! They are so cool and hot in this movie! Hehehehe. A classic comedy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Funny Movie

    This was a great movie! It followed four young Kiss fans trying to obtain tickets to a Kiss concert. The cast and plot was a masterpiece!

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