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The Velvet Underground

Haynes, Todd

Emerging from the primordial soup of glamour, gutter sleaze, and feverish creativity that was New York's 1960s underground culture, the Velvet Underground redefined music with its at once raw and exalted blend of experimentation and art-damaged rock and roll. In his kaleidoscopic documentary The Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes vividly evokes the band's incandescent world: the creative origins of the twin visionaries Lou Reed and John Cale, Andy Warhol's fabled Factory, and the explosive tension between pop and the avant-garde that propelled the group and ultimately consumed it. Never-before-seen performances, interviews, rare recordings, and mind-blowing transmissions from the era's avant-garde cinema scene come together in an ecstatic swirl of sound and image that is to the traditional music documentary what the Velvets were to rock: utterly revolutionary.

Rating: R.|||adult

Apple Original Films and Polygram Entertainment present ; in association with Federal Films ; a Motto Pictures and Killer Films production ; directed by Todd Haynes ; produced by Todd Haynes [and 5 others]

Title from disc label.

Originally produced as a documentary film in 2021.

Wide screen (1.77:1)

Special features: audio commentary; outtakes; short films; and more!

Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker.

Editors, Affonso Goncalves, Adam Kurnitz ; cinematography, Ed Lachman ; music, Randall Poster.

Blu-ray, region A ; wide screen (1.77:1) ; Dolby digital 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.

English dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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