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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: MVD3426BR
  • UPC: 760137342687
  • Street Date: 11/06/20
  • PreBook Date: 10/02/20
  • Label: MVD Visual »
  • Genre: Pop/Rock
  • Run Time: 98 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Gene Simmons
  • Actor: Charles Berry Jr.
  • Actor: Steven Van Zandt
  • Actor: George Thorogood
  • Actor: Joe Bonamassa
  • Actor: Alice Cooper
  • Actor: Joe Perry
  • Actor: Bruce Springsteen
  • Actor: Keith Richards
  • Director: Jon Brewer
  • Director: Jon Brewer

 

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Chuck Berry - The Original King Of Rock 'N' Roll

The Official fully-authorized feature documentary on the life and music of Chuck Berry, Directed by Jon Brewer.

Chuck Berry - The Original King Of Rock
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In this highly anticipated, OFFICIAL Fully Authorized feature documentary , the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, CHUCK BERRY is truly revealed, with exclusive access, including first ever , contributions from Mrs. Berry and the Berry family.

Despite his iconic status, and reverence for his talent by rock's heroes John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Steve Van Zandt, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper) all featured, Chuck Berry was at heart, a family man. He was a prolific craftsman of word and chords; an undisputed and stunning combination of talent and charisma. Award-winning Film maker Jon Brewer (BB King The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark), lends new insight to the man known as the Father of Rock n Roll in new and exclusive interviews , exclusive access photos and footage of Chuck Berry, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, ELO, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley and Etta James along with Jon Brewer trademark re-enactments set to original Chuck Berry tracks.

Aside from celebrating the gift of Chuck Berry's music and vision to Americana and indeed Rock N Roll as a yet to be discovered genre, he had an immensely mis-understood story and this documentary film gives viewers the opportunity to appreciate the vast catalogue of music alongside the inside accounting from his family and contemporaries, lending new insight to a magnificent character who had to tolerate life as a wealthy black man in 1960's America.

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Bonus Materials

  • To view theatrical dates, please click HERE
  • Exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper, Charles Berry Jr., Gene Simmons, George Thorogood, Ingrid Berry, Jimmy Marsala, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Perry, Nile Rogers, Nils Lofgren, Steve Van Zandt and Johnny Rivers.

Sales Points

  • Nominee NASHVILLE Film Festival
  • This is the “Official / Authorized Chuck Berry Documentary – sanctioned and blessed by the Berry family/estate
  • A Jon Brewer directed feature documentary
  • The first-ever , exclusive access interview with Mrs Themetta Berry ( made appearances , no in depth interviews were allowed during his life)
  • Includes all the much-loved Chuck Berry hit songs
  • Includes highly stylized scenes combining the cinematic styles of ‘Baby Driver’ ( synchovation step choreography) and ‘Sin City’ (B & W w/ colourized accents)

Press Quotes

Berry's life has never been covered onscreen. That changes with Chuck Berry, a film directed and produced by Jon Brewer

     —Patrick Doyle , Rolling Stone

This documentary focuses on his musical legacy through interviews with the likes of Keith Richards and Alice Cooper and footage from Berry's estate.

     —Ammar Kalia, The Guardian

The legend is now the subject of Jon Brewer's upcoming documentary, Chuck Berry, which honours the pioneering rock star through conversations with his peers and family members.

     —Daniel Ong, Guitar.com

Jon Brewer directed and produced 'Chuck Berry,' adding to his body of music documentaries, which include B.B. King: The Life of Riley,' 'Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark,' and 'Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero.'

     —Stewart Clarke, Variety

  

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