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Velvet Goldmine

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Velvet Goldmine

BluRay Authority
14 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) was on top of the glam rock world, but faked his own death in an outlandish on stage incident. Ten years ago, Slade ended a musical performance with a faux assassination, faking his death and vanishing from the spotlight. After a decade, a reporter named Arthur (Christian Bale) is assigned to pen an article about the shooting, which leads him deep into the life of Slade.
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Overall 9
Actors overall 9
Audio 8
Extras 9

Velvet Goldmine (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
13 December 2011
  • Excerpt: When I first saw Velvet Goldmine back in 1998 I was working for an alternative rock radio station, and I believed music had the power to change the entire wold. Rock and roll meant everything, and I fell in love with this quirky musical by independent impressario Todd Haynes ( Poison ) that carried the sentiment stylishly along.
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Overall 8
Movie overall 7
Extras 5

Velvet Goldmine Blu-ray Review

10 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Velvet Goldmine may not in fact be history (and Haynes insists it shouldn't be viewed as such), but it is hugely entertaining almost all of the time. When seen more as a commentary, almost an impressionistic evocation of an era, rather than an outright "document" of what it was like then, the film is able to overcome its dramatic and logical flaws.
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Overall 5

Velvet Goldmine

High-Def Digest
6 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Writer and director Todd Haynes pays tribute to a short-lived musical movement from the 70s in 'Velvet Goldmine.' An overtly flamboyant and ambitious film surrounding the relationship of a David Bowie-like pop idol and an Iggy Pop-like rocker, played amusingly by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ewan McGregor. The story also features the music genre's affect on one self-liberating young teen portrayed by Christian Bale.
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