Only the Strong Survive

Only the Strong Survive

Director: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker

Cast: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, William Bell, Jerry Butler

     
 

This soul-satisfying documentary about some of the living legends of R&B has been given a loving presentation for this release on DVD. Only the Strong Survive has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Viewers have a choice between two audio options: Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The songs and narration are in English, with optionalSee more details below

Overview

This soul-satisfying documentary about some of the living legends of R&B has been given a loving presentation for this release on DVD. Only the Strong Survive has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Viewers have a choice between two audio options: Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The songs and narration are in English, with optional Spanish subtitles. This edition has been given a hefty side portion of bonus materials, including six additional performances, extra interview material, highlights from air checks of Rufus Thomas and Jaye Davis' groundbreaking radio show, biographies and discographies for all the artists profiled in the film, and a commentary track featuring contributions from legendary producer Jerry Wexler, singers Carla Thomas and Sam Moore, and others.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0786936229974
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:36:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Live performances by Sir Mack Rice ("Mustang Sally"), Ann Peebles ("I Can't Stand the Rain"), Sam Moore ("Hold On! I'm a Comin'"), William Bell ("You Don't Miss Your Water"), The Chi Lites featuring Eugene Record ("Oh Girl!"), and Rufus Thomas and Carla Thomas ("Night Time Is the Right Time") ; "What is Soul?" featurette with Sam Moore, Carla Thomas (with Bobby Manuel), Wilson Pickett, and Mary Wilson ; "The Rufus and Jaye Show" featurette with Rufus Thomas and Jaye Davis; Commentary track from record producer Jerry Wexler, Carla Thomas, Marvell Thomas, Sam Moore, and Joyce Moore; Biography and discography notes for all the artists

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Bell Participant
Jerry Butler Participant
Chi-Lites Participant
Isaac Hayes Participant
Sam Moore Participant
Ann Peebles Participant
Carla Thomas Participant
Rufus Thomas Participant
Wilson Pickett Participant
Mary Wilson Participant
Roger Friedman Narrator

Technical Credits
Chris Hegedus Director,Cinematographer,Editor
D.A. Pennebaker Director,Cinematographer,Editor
Jim Desmond Cinematographer
Nick Doob Cinematographer
Roger Friedman Editor,Producer
Erez Laufer Cinematographer,Editor
Rebecca Marshall Associate Producer
Jehane Noujaim Cinematographer
Kit Pennebaker Sound/Sound Designer
Frazer Pennebaker Producer
John Paul Pennebaker Sound/Sound Designer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: Searching for Soul [7:09]
2. The Wicked Pickett [5:36]
3. Beating the Demon [6:29]
4. Queen Mary [9:16]
5. Self-Made Men [6:10]
6. The Crown Princess of Soul [7:11]
7. (I Feel Like) Breaking Up Somebody's Home [3:54]
8. Have You Seen Her? [5:24]
9. The Iceman [4:52]
10. When Something Is Wrong [6:14]
11. In the Midnight Hour [3:38]
12. For Your Protection [3:23]
13. Soul Man [1:28]
14. Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) [4:32]
15. Walking the Dog [7:35]
16. (Night Time Is) The Right Time [4:00]
17. End Credits: Don't Let Go [4:51]

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