“Detroit Rock City” was never going to be a great movie. However, it was a slice of life about some goofy kids that just wanted to head to a rock show. They meet girls, local goons and try to get past a religious zealot to find their way to the show. More importantly, it’s a film about fans using their fandom to bond as a group. So many later films fumble with this, as they feel like their fandom is the only identity that forms them as friends. Hell, I think Sam Huntington was in “Fanboys” too. Yep, a decade removed from this flick.
KISS has been demonized by hipster scum that like to think that the Internet hides them from scorn. Forget about Gene Simmons’ shady business practices, the constant shifting of band members or that horrible 70s TV movie. They are the definitive rock band of the 1970s. Gaudy theatrics mixed with powerful tunes that blurred all lines of major music trends. Forget your underground sounds or singer-songwriters; KISS was all about the one thing that matters most in rock: pussy. Adam Rifkin and the talent involved in this film understand this basic concept.
The Blu-Ray comes with more than 15 minutes of deleted scenes, three commentaries, music videos, a trailer and a ton of vintage material ported over for the special features. The A/V Quality is rather strong. The 1080p transfer is a crisp scope presentation. Plus, the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track makes the live music really dominate the sound channels. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.
Release Date: 04/07/15