ALL THINGS MUST PASS REVIEWED
“All Things Must Pass” is an amazing first documentary from Colin Hanks. Hanks cuts two stories together about American business success and culture changes. While the store’s founder and others get to talk about the heyday, they still don’t quite get what happened. Hanks makes the case for the store owners not understanding the Internet or the 90s explosion of big box retailers. But, such is life.
I love the sharp cuts between vintage news stories and in-store promos. But, I’m the kind of weirdo that YouTube hunts found footage. For a film that runs 96 minutes, it feels like a ton of footage got cut. It would’ve been great if the documentary came with some special features. For those that prefer HD, there should be a Blu-ray available around the same time of release.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 9/13/16
The Plot Thus Far
Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with 200 stores, in 30 countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made an astounding $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that’s not the story. Directed by Colin Hanks, and featuring music icons like Dave Grohl, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen, “All Things Must Pass” is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.