The Kids Are Alright

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Half its members may be dead and its leader may be keeping a low profile, but the Who remains enormously popular. Devotees who haven’t availed themselves of Jeff Stein’s thrilling, self-mocking 1979 documentary about the group shouldn’t wait another minute now that the film has been painstakingly–perhaps heroically–restored to its theatrical-release length from original elements. The sound is clearer than on previous video releases, images are once more crisp and color-ric… More >>

The Kids Are Alright

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  1. I have purchased this DVD twice,and each time it would not play.
    Naturally the store didn’t believe me the second time so I got stuck with a DVD that will not play!
    99.9% of my DVDs (including retals)play.
    My player is a Sony………………….Beware of this lable and anything put out by it!!!!!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. The only thing this film has going for it is its sentimental value. This film showcases some of the last great performances of the venerable Keith Moon. Both Moon’s fantastic drumming and Daltrey’s famous blood-curdling scream on “Won’t Get Fooled Again” are classic pieces of rock history. The likes of which will never be seen again.

    Keith Moon was not only rock’s greatest drummer but he was also one of rock’s funny men. Moon always had a quick wit about him and you can see some of that in this film. Unfortunately, you don’t see enough of it.

    Aside from its sentimental value, “The Kids Are Alright” doesn’t have much going for it. The film is choppy and disjointed and its quality leaves something to be desired. If I didn’t know better, I’d say Jeff Stein put this film together in his garage.

    If you’re a true Who fan, you may want to rent this video for sentimental reasons. But even then, I’d still be reluctant to rent or buy this movie because it’s a BIG disappointment.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. How do I access the video for the song “The Kid’s Are Alright”. My copy of this double disc set states that there is a “Director’s Cut” version on disc one (that would presumably include the video for the song TKAA). However, when you go to the special features section of disc one, it asks you to go directly to disc two (but I didn’t find the “Director’s Cut” version there either). Otherwise this version of the film is no better, or no worse than other versions, as there is no “real” bonus footage. Most film information on The Who is generally grainy, and somewhat sloppy, but isn’t that why we loved The Who all along anyway?
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. …That’s available in the UK, but with only stereo audio… I will say that the “Tommy” DVD has stunning 5.1 audio, using the original “Quintaphonic” mixes…
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Won’t get fooled again?….Yeah, I was pretty fooled by this new DVD version of “The Kids Are Alright.” This “Who” Documentry Directed byJeff Stein has very little added to it 25 years after it originally came out.
    The good thing about the re-release is the cleaned up footage and clarity in the audio. The bad thing is that the film doesn’t offer much but clips of great performances and chopped up interviews that could have been interesting. The32 page book is short on in-depth information and the tiny photos are a huge dissapointment. The second DVD which reveals the clean up process is alright but not really worth one’s money. They could have put complete performances in that one…what a loss.
    The last tragedy here is the interview voice over with Director Jeff Stein. Stein never seems to give a straight answer to the simplest question. He rambles and constantly praises Keith and Pete but doesn’t articulate on the film scenes, process or motivation. It is the most painfull part of the entire film. trully a horrible voice over! I still purchased it for the rare footage and the great performance of “Baba O’ Riley'” and “Who Are You.” If you want the actual “Who” I would suggest “The Who’s Maximum R&B video.” It contains complete performances from the rarest places all in great Stereo sound.
    I guarentee you “won’t get fooled again!”
    Rating: 3 / 5

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