Sympathy for the Devil

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Overview

Jean-Luc Godard's documentary Sympathy for the Devil combines footage of the Rolling Stones in a recording studio creating one of their masterpieces (the song gave the film its name) with the sort of documentary footage Godard was intrigued by at that time in his career. The film is presented in a transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The film was remastered from the camera negative, making it easily the best available version of the film. The English soundtrack was recorded in PCM Stereo....
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Overview

Jean-Luc Godard's documentary Sympathy for the Devil combines footage of the Rolling Stones in a recording studio creating one of their masterpieces (the song gave the film its name) with the sort of documentary footage Godard was intrigued by at that time in his career. The film is presented in a transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The film was remastered from the camera negative, making it easily the best available version of the film. The English soundtrack was recorded in PCM Stereo. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer for the film and the music video for the Neptunes' remix of "Sympathy for the Devil." This DVD is recommended to hardcore Stones fans, and Godard enthusiasts.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; The Neptunes' remix music video
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • UPC: 037871100591
  • Original Release: 1968
  • Rating:

  • Source: Abkco
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,300

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
The Rolling Stones Themselves
Iain Quarrier Bookman
Nike Arrighi
Bernard Boston
Danny D. Daniels
Joanna David
Frankie Dymon Jr. Black Power Militant
Glenna Forster-Jones
Sean Lynch Voice Only
Francoise Pascal
Illario Pedro
Roy Stewart
Anne Wiazemsky Eve Democracy
Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director, Screenwriter
Agnès Guillemot Editor
Michael Pearson Producer
Iain Quarrier Producer
Tony Richmond Cinematographer
Ken Rowles Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [:46]
2. The Stones Rolling [10:41]
3. Outside Black Novel [11:05]
4. Sights and Sounds [10:58]
5. All About Eve [9:21]
6. Hi Fiction Science [11:05]
7. The Heart of Occident [10:13]
8. 1 Plus 1 Makes 2 [11:20]
9. Inside Black Syntax [10:25]
10. Changes in Society [11:02]
11. Under the Stones, the Beach [4:11]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Music Video: "Sympathy for the Devil Neptune's Remix"
      Sympathy for the Devil Trailer
      DVD Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is brilliant

    At the beginning, the Stones appear to be the artists and the black men reading treatises of various kinds appear to be living in the world of day-to-day life. By the end, this reality will flip around--and the conflicts in society have become fodder for art and the art has taken form, become a reality that will be played over and over, around the world. I believe Jean luc-Godard has shown art is real, events are real, and they are also what we make them, and the worst ugliness and the highest beauty mix in life to lift us up. It's an unbelievable work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2000

    A must see for stones fans and seventies fans

    A real period piece. Look back on how it was in the studio with the stones during the begger's banquet (their best album) era. See Brian Jones and all his aloofness. Watch the druged out crazed chemistry that was the band's peak. A fasinating look into a studio durning the stones heyday, the directors famous artsy touches are interesting also. Show only in limited realese in Artsy cinemas, way back when. It was close to sex in rock you can get it has no plot. Strange what 30 years can do.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    skip the in-between nonsense

    If there were a way to delete all the political satire that is thrown in, between utterly AMAZING footage of the Stones' development of this fantastic song, then i'd have to say that this was the best music VHS tape I ever bought. Now that it's available on DVD, i will definately purchase it, since it will be so easy to skip through the non-Stones interruptions. This is a MUST for fans of the Stones, and fans of 60s music, in general. You won't be sorry.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2002

    Garbage in, garbage out

    This video is exactly what the title says: ''sympathy for the Devil''. When one considers how much grief and misery drugs and the occult have brought to society as a whole, it is a wonder that people haven't risen up to rid the world of this filth. The Stones are the ''poster boys'' for this `vomitus¿ chicanery. One day, though, it's all coming to a screeching halt. Maranatha! Be wise and stay away from this.

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