Super Duper Alice Cooper

Super Duper Alice Cooper

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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The story of Vincent Furnier, preacher's son, who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. The film is the first ever 'doc opera'-a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera-and features exclusive interviews with members of the original Alice Cooper Group, Elton John, Iggy Pop, John Lydon, Dee Snider and Alice himself.
Publisher: [United States] : Seville/Filmed Ent/Pdx, 2014
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 Sup
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray Disc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A
Ontario Film Review Board - 14A rating

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Sep 27, 2017

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I would have appreciated a more conventional history where the emphasis was placed on the records. For instance, Jim Jarmusch's recent documentary devoted to The Stooges, while wide-ranging, still stuck to the records as pillars of the narrative. I think this wasn't done by the SUPER DUPER filmmaker because to do so would have exposed Alice Cooper the solo act as basically nothing compared to Alice Cooper the band. The four albums that the band produced from 1971 to 1973 -- LOVE IT TO DEATH, KILLER, SCHOOL'S OUT, and BILLION DOLLAR BABIES -- are the records for which Alice Cooper will be remembered. Nonetheless this is a documentary well worth viewing. A revelation to me is that Alice Cooper ended up with Bob Ezrin as a producer because the band wanted to emulate the consistently-charting Canadian rockers The Guess Who. There is also plenty of good stuff about the band's beginnings in Phoenix and Los Angeles.

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bijum
Aug 21, 2017

If you have already read Dunaway's book, then you're not missing much (the book is far more interesting of a read). II would highly recommend viewing the entire Alice Cooper segments from the 1981 (or 82?) episodes of Tom Brokaw to really understand how low AC went at that time. Kids, school might be out but freebasing is never in :-/

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TheeAvebury
Jul 07, 2017

Good documentary about Alice Cooper- the band was best when it was A BAND- not just Alice Cooper as lead singer. Check out the first five albums- quality stuff.

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Derringer
Jul 02, 2016

If you wanna know the truth - I have never, ever liked (by one iota) the music nor the grimy, grungy, goofy character of Alice Cooper (that absurd stage persona thought up by Vincent Furnier). Never.

To me - Vincent's "Alice" was such an inane and easily dislikable alter-ego, that I'm convinced this absolute bottom-of-the-barrel character could have only been the brain-child of a total buffoon (which, I guess, sums up Furnier).

Despite this celebrity-documentary being very well produced and actually featuring some really first-rate graphics - I, personally, do not think Alice Cooper was, in any way, "Super Duper" (as the title suggests). Nope. I think he was a snivelling dweeb, of the highest order.

And, with that, I sure wish he'd get his hideous "Maybelline Eyes" right out of my face, once and for all.

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Calvacade
Jun 23, 2016

Decent look at the Alice Cooper band in their heyday during the 1970's, and later the solo Alice ( singer Vincent Furnier on his own ) making a comeback in the 80's.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jun 19, 2016

Well - Well - Well!.... Surprise! Surprise!

Not being at all a fan of Alice Cooper (the band) or Alice Cooper (the manufactured stage persona) - I certainly was all set to dislike this "Jekyll & Hyde" rockumentary, big-time. I really was. And, with that, most likely give this show a measly 1-star rating, at best.

But - Hey! - As it turned out - Due to this production having a really talented writing/directing team behind it (who were a trio of Canadian dudes) - I found "Super Duper Alice Cooper" to be genuinely entertaining, for the most part.

Yep. This rockumentary was a very slick and polished presentation that moved along smoothly as an impressive and colourful collage of retro film clips.

Born Vincent Furnier (1948) - This fast-paced, 85-minute rockumentary told the tale of young Vincent's ambitious rise to rock'n'roll fame as he struggled to be different from all the rest - Eventually morphing into a trashy, theatrical stage personality who gleefully promoted sex, death & violence.

Ah-yes! But there certainly was a price to be paid for Vincent/Alice's meteoric rise to super-stardom..... Be sure to watch this DVD to find out what price Alice paid for fame & fortune.

(*Watch "I'm Eighteen" video here*)

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RonNasty64
Nov 26, 2014

The beginning of this film, with the photo-manipulation is stunning. Seeing the downward spiral of [Insert rock band here] was inevitable and recovery was great, but empty. I thought the film ended too soon, and should have ended when he recorded "Poison" and not before.

KateHillier Oct 27, 2014

How did Alice Cooper the band become Alice Cooper the man? How did the son of a preacher turn into the grandfather of glam metal and how has he remained going all this time? In this part documentary, part concert film, part animation, we go through the metamorphosis of Vincent Furnier into Alice Cooper in his own words, those who know him best, and those who were inspired by him. If you're a fan you'll probably enjoy this better than the casual musical documentary viewer. It does get a little bit draggy toward the end.

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