End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

Director: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia Cast: Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone
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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

This critically acclaimed documentary on the long, emotionally rocky career of punk rock pioneers the Ramones arrives on DVD in a strong, straightforward presentation. End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Given the vintage of much of the archive material (and the manner in which it was shot), the image quality is quite uneven, though the occasional glitches tend to add to the impact of the band's story rather than taking away from it. The audio is presented in two formats, Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital Surround 5.1, and the quality of the sound mix is impressive, giving the performances a tough, full-bodied sound that's even more impressive when you crank it up. The interviews and performances are in English, with no subtitles or multiple language options. Bonus materials include the film's original trailer, interview outtakes from many of the participants, and a deleted bit in which it's revealed that Clem Burke, the drummer for Blondie, did a handful of gigs with the band as "Elvis Ramone." Ultimately, the film is the real draw of the DVD release rather than the presentation, but the disc is good enough to satisfy fans who wants to hear the inside story of this great band -- and hear them rock.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/15/2005
UPC: 0603497039920
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Rhino
Time: 2:30:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Deleted scene: "Clem Burke as Elvis Ramone"; Joey Ramone radio interview excerpts from FM 106.3; Marky Ramone drum techniques; Johnny Ramone interview excerpts; Richie Ramone interview excerpts; Dee Dee Ramone interview excerpts; Joe Strummer interview excerpts; Tommy Ramone interview excerpts; Debbie Harry and Chris Stein interview excerpts; "Who Wrote What on the First 3 Albums" by Tommy Ramone

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joey Ramone Participant
Johnny Ramone Participant
Dee Dee Ramone Actor
Tommy Ramone Participant
Marky Ramone Participant
C J. Ramone Participant
Ritchie Ramone Participant
Arturo Vega Participant
Monty Melnick Actor
Danny Fields Actor
Linda Stein Participant
Micky Leigh Actor
Charlotte Lescher Actor
Rich Adler Actor
Ricky Salem Actor
Mark Ralin Participant
Legs McNeil Actor
John Holstrom Actor
Roberta Bayley Actor
Bob Gruen Participant
Glen Matlock Actor
Joe Strummer Participant
Jayne County Actor
Clem Burke Actor
Deborah Harry Actor
Chris Stein Actor
Walter Lure Actor
Rodney Bingenheimer Actor
David Kessel Actor
Dan Kessel Actor
Rob Zombie Actor
Ramones Actor

Technical Credits
Jim Fields Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Michael Gramaglia Director,Editor,Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [1:51]
2. "We Were Real" [5:25]
3. Childhood [18:45]
4. Summer of '73 [11:10]
5. 1976 - London [7:37]
6. 1977 - Pied Pipers [12:19]
7. 1978 - Integrity [7:14]
8. 1979 - Phil [6:28]
9. Beginning of the End [10:05]
10. The '80s [14:44]
11. Calling It Quits [7:39]
12. End Credits [4:32]

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