Winehouse, Amy

SKU: 031398227366

UPC 031398227366
Release Date 2015-12-01
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 128
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis AMY remains grounded in the late singer’s humanity....AMY never feels exploitative; the singer’s addictions were another facet of deeper personal issues that went inadequately addressed.[I]t is the achievement of AMY, Asif Kapadia's accomplished, quietly devastating documentary, that it makes the story of this troubled and troubling individual surprisingly one of a kind by allowing us to, in a sense, live her life along with her.Winehouse is revealed to be a natural-born entertainer with a raw sound and street style that borrowed from the past -- a sultry Sarah Vaughan at the intersection of bee-hived Ronnie Spector and fragile Edith Piaf -- while being her own person and true to herself as an artist.4 stars out of 5 -- A vibrant, haunting documentary, and a poignant tribute to a free spirit.4 stars out of 5 -- Kapadia dodges the talking heads of standard retro-docs and taps archive footage -- a huge wodge of it -- for immersive, intimate and illuminating ends.[A] shattering biographical portrait of the British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse...3.5 stars out of 4 -- What makes Asif Kapadia's documentary a devastating don’t-miss dazzler -- like the lady herself -- is the way he lays out her story without editorializing.Underscoring all the sadness is the unforgettable soundtrack left us by Winehouse, whose voice was often compared to that of jazz greats Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday.AMY, Asif Kapadia’s sensitive, superbly constructed, ultimately shattering documentary about Winehouse’s life and career, doesn’t traffic in the cliches of demons and trainwrecks.Amy presents the story of British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, whose 2006 album BACK TO BLACK catapulted her to widespread fame and critical acclaim. Intense media scrutiny and problems with alcohol led to a downward spiral, leading to her tragic death in 2011 at the age of 27. The film was directed by Asif Kapadia, and includes Winehouse footage and performance clips and interviews with friends, family members and collaborators.
Cast Antonio Pinto (Composer)
Asif Kapadia (Director)
Miranda Jones (Post-Production Supervisor)
Jake Clenell (Director of Photography)
Raquel Alvarez (Production Manager/UPM)
Iain Cooke (Music Director)
Ernesto Herrmann (Director of Photography)
Rafael Bettega (Director of Photography)
Carlo DeVarona (Director of Photography)
Yaniel Matos (Composer)
Ricardo Herz (Composer)
Gabriel Ferreira (Composer)
Tony Bennett (Host)
Mark Ronson (Host)
Peter Doherty (Host)
Salaam Remi (Host)
Yasiin Bey (Host)
Blake Fielder-Civil (Host)
Mitch Winehouse (Host)
Tyler James (Host)
Janis Winehouse (Host)
Monte Lipman (Host)
Blake Wood (Host)
Lucian Grainge (Host)
Nick Shymansky (Host)
Juliette Ashby (Host)
Nick Gatfield (Host)
Lauren Gilbert (Host)
Darcus Beese (Host)
Chip Somers (Host)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Deleted scenes Audio commentary with director Asif Kapadia, editor Chris King & producer James Gay-Rees Interviews with Yasiin Bey, Mark Ronson, Salaam Remi, and Jools Holland Unseen performances The Making of Amy featurette Teaser trailer Trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Music Video - Documentary,Biography
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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