“Lambert and Stamp” introduces the mainstream to Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert. They were documentary filmmakers who while working on their next project discovered The Who. The duo would go on to manage and mentor the band, while helping the band to carve out an identity. The documentary allows you to learn about the duo without becoming a puff piece about the band. The acrobatics involved are nothing short of stunning.
Director James Cooper goes out of his way to show how the two men were different. One was the son of a Tugboat captain, the other was born to a wealthy composer. But, the men shared a similar vision and dream for what they wanted the Who to become. Due to the fact that so many involved have died by the time this documentary came into existence hurts things for neophytes. But, you see the creative love onscreen.
The Blu-Ray comes with exclusives featurettes, footage and a promo film from 1967. You also get a commentary and Q&A for the special features. The 1080p transfer is flawless for a stellar music documentary. The same goes for the rich DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. If you ever were a fan of The Who, this is a must buy.
Release Date: 8/18/15