Hard Core Logo

( 1 )

Overview

Bruce McDonald's excellent mockumentary about a Canadian punk band imploding during their final tour gets a strong, if bare-boned, presentation on DVD. Beyond the original theatrical trailer and a few ad spots for other Miramax/Rolling Thunder video releases, there's nothing in the way of bonus material. But the 1.85:1 letterboxed transfer (which is enhanced for playback on widescreen monitors) looks great; it's pin sharp and does a great job of capturing the film's details, and the Dolby Digital Surround mix ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (4) from $14.19   
  • New (1) from $88.30   
  • Used (3) from $14.19   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$88.30
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2358)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
717951005526 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Bruce McDonald's excellent mockumentary about a Canadian punk band imploding during their final tour gets a strong, if bare-boned, presentation on DVD. Beyond the original theatrical trailer and a few ad spots for other Miramax/Rolling Thunder video releases, there's nothing in the way of bonus material. But the 1.85:1 letterboxed transfer (which is enhanced for playback on widescreen monitors) looks great; it's pin sharp and does a great job of capturing the film's details, and the Dolby Digital Surround mix makes the most of Bill Sheppard's superb sound design. The film is also subtitled in English, and the titles are generally accurate outside of a few anomalies here and there (a band's contract would allow for "lots of booze on the rider," not the "Ryder"). While fans of this underrated item might have hoped for a few more bells and whistles, on DVD Hard Core Logo looks and sounds just as good as it deserves to, and that alone makes this disc worth a look.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen [1.85:1] -- enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
Even if it looks like This Is Spinal Tap for the hardcore punk-rock set, director Bruce McDonald's 1996 mockumentary Hard Core Logo has a flavor all it's own. Like Spinal Tap, Hard Core Logo poses as a documentary, inspired in this case by the reunion of a legendary Canadian punk band of the same name. Billed as "Vancouver's favorite Bad Boys of punk," Hard Core Logo reunite after five years to play a benefit, then hit the road for a five-city Canadian tour. The band's dilapidated tour bus and sparsely attended gigs are only part of the fun here, though. Hard Core Logo observes its punk rockers with a subtle eye. The result is less a derisive satire than an incisive character study. Ultimately, the film hinges on the depth and charm of the relationships in this dysfunctional family, particularly between bandleader Joe Dick Hugh Dillon and lead guitarist Billy Tallent Callum Keith Rennie, as they work out feelings of rivalry, affection, and lost youth. The actors make this fly, living and breathing their roles with utter conviction. Some solid music and a knockout-punch climax add to the mix as well, making Hard Core Logo a powerful and genuine portrait of rock-'n'-roll revelry, rebellion, and angst.
All Movie Guide
In 2001, this 1996 Canadian cult favorite was rescued from U.S. theatrical oblivion by Quentin Tarantino's Rolling Thunder imprimatur (in a deal with Miramax) and made available -- finally -- on video in the States. It's easy to see why Tarantino was impressed: the dialogue is fast, hip, and profane; the story is tight and prone to drugs, violence, and rock & roll; and the production is rough-hewn and convincing. The only thing Hard Core Logo has in common with This Is Spinal Tap, its most obvious film for comparison, is its documentary format. There is no element of parody as with Spinal Tap, although there are plenty of laughs to be had at the expense of the all-too-real rock & rollers that make up the desperate band. One of the best things going for the film is the 1980s-style punk soundtrack, which is solid enough to stand on its own. If Hugh Dillon, who plays Logo leader Joe Dick, seems a little too convincing as the self-centered lead singer, it's because he fronted a Canadian punk band called the Headstones. Beware that the advertising copy on the video box mentions a special appearance by the late Joey Ramone, who shows up in exactly one shot, giving a brief testimonial for the band.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2001
  • UPC: 717951005526
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Dillon Joe Dick
John Pyper-Ferguson John Oxenberger
Bernie Coulson Pipefitter
Callum Keith Rennie Billy Talent
Julian Richings
Technical Credits
Bruce McDonald Director
Swamp Baby Songwriter
Noel S. Baker Screenwriter
Kelly "Crash" Cole Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Dennis Producer
Dean Giammarco Sound/Sound Designer
Christine Haebler Producer
Reginald Harkema Editor
James Head Executive Producer
Peter J. Moore Score Composer
Danny Nowak Camera Operator
Karen Powell Associate Producer, Executive Producer
Jochen Schliessler Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Sharpe Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Sheppard Sound/Sound Designer
Schaun Tozer Songwriter
Michael Turner Songwriter
David Wilson Production Designer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening/ Hard Core History [5:01]
2. Pure Punk Rockers! [2:07]
3. Jenifur [1:53]
4. Five-City Tour With No Baby-Sitter [2:19]
5. Corporate Weasel [2:48]
6. "All I Want Is A Burger!" [2:28]
7. Jerks And Mentors [2:46]
8. Post-Show Interview [2:00]
9. "Waking-Up Tired" [:21]
10. Kicked Out, Empty House [4:28]
11. Mary The Fan [2:15]
12. Side Gigs [:34]
13. Jealousy, Fame, Money And Anger [3:59]
14. Bitter Players [2:56]
15. Bucky Haight [2:22]
16. Are You Experienced? [2:55]
17. Don't Drop In [1:49]
18. Saskatoon [4:06]
19. Band Host [2:48]
20. Brotherly Love [:36]
21. "10 Rules To The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" [2:03]
22. Salute! [5:36]
23. End Credits [3:38]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Captions
   Theatrical Trailer
   Sneak Peeks
      Mighty Peeking Man
      Detroit 9000
      Switchblade Sisters
      Trainspotting
      Human Traffic
   Play
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2005

    Brilliant!

    Not just one of the best rock movies ever made, one of the best movies, period. Clearly influenced by Apocalypse Now (the journey "up river" in the tour van) as well as Spinal Tap, the dynamics of the relationships within the band are just mindblowing (no pun intended - for those who've seen the ending). Most interesting is how the "documentary maker" (played by the film's actual director) tries to stir things up among the already-volitile band members, to make his film more explosive. And despite being a "no budget" movie, the photography - from Canada in winter to an acid trip - is simply stunning.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews