Pink Floyd: The WallDirector: Alan Parker, Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson
Loaded with extras, this DVD is a must-own for any Pink Floyd fan. Special features include "Retrospective," an excellent 45-minute look back at the making of the concert and film, as well as The Other Side of the Wall, a 25 minute documentary promo produced in 1982 on the making of the film. The chapter selection lets the viewer jump to any song, and you can choose to have the lyrics play onscreen with the music. The interactive menus are as trippy as the film, and there's even a poster insert of some of the animated images. The running commentary is a little strange. Instead of director Alan Parker, it's done by Roger Waters, who is no longer in the band Pink Floyd, and Gerald Scarfe. Waters doesn't discuss filmmaking so much as musical inspiration and doesn't even seem to care for the film. The widescreen transfer is brand new and pristine, but the real treat is the audio, remastered 5:1 Dolby Digital and Surround Encoded Stereo taken from the original master tapes. In short, this DVD is almost as great a marvel as the film itself.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Christine Hargreaves||Pink's mother|
|James Laurenson||Pink's father|
|Eleanor David||Pink's wife|
|Bob Hoskins||Rock 'n' Roll Manager|
|Kevin McKeon||Young Pink|
|David Bingham||Little Pink|
|Jenny Wright||Pink's Groupie|
|Ellis Dale||English doctor|
|Ray Mort||Playground father|
|Marjorie Mason||Teacher's wife|
|Robert Bridges||American doctor|
|Michael Ensign||Hotel manager|
|Marie Passarelli||Spanish maid|
|Winston Rose||Security Guard|
|Joanna Dickens||Dancing Teacher|
|Roger Kemp||Pink's Friend|
|Diana King||Wedding Witness|
|Lucita Lijertwood||Smash & Grab Lady|
|John Scott Martin||Dancing Teacher|
|Jon Paul Morgan||Housekeeper|
|Pink Floyd||The Band|
|Joanne Whalley||Pink's Groupie|
|Chris Burke||Art Director|
|Clinton Cavers||Art Director|
|Ray Corbett||Asst. Director|
|David Gilmour||Score Composer|
|Martin Gutheridge||Special Effects|
|James Guthrie||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michael Kamen||Score Composer|
|Nicolas Le Messurier||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Graham Longhurst||Special Effects|
|Nick Mason||Score Composer|
|Brian Morris||Production Designer|
|Pink Floyd||Score Composer|
|Garth Thomas||Associate Producer|
|Roger Waters||Score Composer,Screenwriter|
0. Songs Scenes
1. Chapter 1 [2:00]
2. Chapter 2 [3:51]
3. Chapter 3 [3:46]
4. Chapter 4 [3:12]
5. Chapter 5 [4:06]
6. Chapter 6 [2:06]
7. Chapter 7 [3:32]
8. Chapter 8 [2:06]
9. Chapter 9 [3:25]
10. Chapter 10 [7:19]
11. Chapter 11 [4:55]
12. Chapter 12 [3:08]
13. Chapter 13 [4:49]
14. Chapter 14 [3:05]
15. Chapter 15 [1:16]
16. Chapter 16 [1:03]
17. Chapter 17 [3:46]
18. Chapter 18 [4:50]
19. Chapter 19 [2:01]
20. Chapter 20 [1:31]
21. Chapter 21 [6:33]
22. Chapter 22 [3:56]
23. Chapter 23 [2:29]
24. Chapter 24 [2:26]
25. Chapter 25 [2:38]
26. Chapter 26 [6:41]
27. Chapter 27 [4:21]
Welcome to the Movie
Set the Controls
System Set Up
PCM Stereo Surr.
A Saucerful of Features
The Other Side
Commentary by Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe: Off
Commentary by Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe: On
Any Title You Like
Songs Scenes: Hidden Feature
1-9: Hidden Feature
10-18: Hidden Feature
19-27: Hidden Feature
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My father made me watch this when I was just a wee little lad, I was 8 or 9 years old, kind of young to be watching something of this extent, considering the aspects of the film and also that I was raised under a strict religious household, I wasn't even allowed to watch rated R films, but yet this was the one film that I was allowed to watch for some reason. And I'm proud to have viewed it. At that age, I had no idea what the hell was going on, but as years went by and as I viewed this piece more and more and listened the the album a gazillion times, I have much appreciation for the film and music. Even though that this film is more of a Roger Waters project and not Pink Floyd, Floyd's presence still lingers and catapaults the viewer into a glimpse of what becoming a star can be like. Many of us today are narcisistic enough to look at Fame and Stardom and want it so badly, but along with Fame can come a lot of Pain, Depression, Tragedy, Psychological Breakdown, and much more. That's why I love this story, it's about a rock star named Pink whose life spins out of control even when he's at the top of his game. He loses himself and seems to have no escape from his troubles. Alan Parker does a fine job capturing Pink Floyd's ultra-psychedelic story onto film along with amazing cartoon sequences that flows magically with the music ever so clearly. To myself this film is very much a tribute to the original lead member, Syd Barrett, whom went a little crazy, more so contributed by the amount of psychedelics Barrett had been taking, but also I see this as more of a story about Roger Waters, his life seems to resemble that of the lead character. Also Waters comments on how he felt a strange wall between him and his audience during their shows, hence why this is called the Wall. This film and music is definitely innovative and groundbreaking and has yet to be beaten by any other musican or group. People would say that The Who's "Tommy" was the first and best, but Pink Floyd went above and beyond. Especially by the musical standpoint. The many hits from "Another Brick In The Wall," "Hey You," and "Comfortably Numb." Even the live performances for this album was creative and mind bending, definitely groundbreaking and super psychedelic with the band playing behind a giant wall in the first set, then the wall breaks down following many major crazy video monitor screens that portrayed collages of intense images, above and beyond what they had been doing all along since their Meddle and Dark Side of The Moon days. Pink Floyd is definitely in a realm of their own and is why they are known to be the greatest band of all time, creating a new sound and wave that has influenced multiple artists throughout the past 4 decades and will continue to do so.
The Wall is truly an artistic masterpeice.This work of art perfectly incorporates amazing animation with the story of a man named Pink, a dark, disturbed character, and music from the dually titled album. This movie will really make you appreciate the style of Pink Floyd, and crave more. If you ever get the chance to see The Wall, laser-light-show, don't pass it up.
Pink Floyd takes their phenomenal talent and both music and big screen for an amazing experience. Through imagry and music unparalleled, you are taken through one man's amplified pain and angush and a lifetime of events and experiences which have all lead to the building of his own all-emcompassing ''wall''. Although the specific images are becoming a little dated in the 2000's, younger viewers can easily identify with the sense of school-age oppression conveyed, while older viewers will likely connect with other subjects and deeper meanings. The emotions are sad to sickening, but very artfully conveyed! Pink Floyd (and Bob Geldof) - not just a bunch of artists, a phenomenon! If you're concerned about polluting your eyes with slightly naked bodies, this, Michelangelo, Picasso, Dhali, DeVinci, and grade school biology text books should all be avoided.
The first time i watched The Wall it was very weird but i still enjoyed it just because it was Pink Floyd, then i started to understand there lyrics more and more, after i got to where i knew what all they were singing about, i watched it again, thats when i appreciated The Wall more than ever. The thing that i like the most about it is everytime that i watch it if u look closely u will find something new in there that u didnt see before, or u will understand something better and that was because of the excellent directing and making of the movie, Thanx, Matt V
This is an awsome video to go with awsome music the lyrics with the video really tell a very sad story about his life! It is well worth the cost if you are a true Pink Floyd fan!!
The music is classic. The movie, with its not-so-subtle symbolism and often personally indentifiable themes greatly support each tune. It is nothing short of artistic genius. It stands alone, and it likely will for a long, long time!
This is a Masterpiece, a MUST SEE for any Rock fan. It gives you a view into the mind of the group PINK FLOYD. UNLIKE common belief that: ''One needs to be STONED or HIGH to understand it...'' all it takes is PAYING ATTENTION. This is a movie where DETAILS are essential and imperative. Watching it over will not only will give you a better view and better understanding but also a general prospective of Pink's emotional turmoil.
This has to be one of the greatest musical of all time. Pink isn't well, that's for sure. The movie is in perfect health though. This description of a lonely psychotic rock star (Geldof)with grandiose illusions would be perfect for the psychology classroom. Although the subject matter is gloomy, it is told in such an artistic matter that it draws you into his trainwrecked life. The animation was cutting edge when the movie first came out and added greatly to it. I knew when I first heard the album that it had to be told by a film. So The Wall is complete. Pay the doctor when you get up from the couch, lol.
I remember watching it as a kid and not being disturbed at all. Go figure, I watch it now and am totally freaked out. Awesome video.
Pink Floyd's album filmed with only the music guiding the story. The result is a movie that will thrill Pink fans but might put off others.
The Wall is a strange, surreal trip into human nature and with a little attention and thought, this simple shoe string budget masterpeice can telly you more abotu you then 1,000 years of religon. Even if you don't dig Pink Floyd, WATCH IT!
This is absolutely the trippiest movies you will ever see.If you didn't think Napolean Dynmaite made any sense, you're in for a treat. The animated sequences are crazy enough but the creepiest part for me was definately during the second solo of Comfortably Numb. You'll see.
Yes, I know it well...like an old friend. I don't need Pink Floyd to tell me about it, and the strange love/hate relationship one has with it, but they tell the story so beautifully.
Thought provoking, imaginative, entertaining. Classic that has moved through the generations
The wall is a very interesting movie for inspirations and a true story of the CD in a animated fashion.
This movie is really cool. It is Floyd-tastic! I mean, the really cool animated parts, the Quasi-Nazi scenes, and God knows what else. I give it 5 woots, and that's a lot of woots. It includes two extra songs from the Album. The songs 'When the Tigers Broke Free', and 'What Shall We Do Now?'. Both are some of my favorites. If you don't have anything better to do then just listen to this movie. You don't even need to pay much attention to what the hell's going on, and just listen to it. Because it is that cool. Yeah. 'The Lunatic is on the grass....'