25x5 - The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones

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Arts Documentary published by CBS in 1989 - English narration

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This is the ultimate documentary of the Rolling Stones. It is the first and so far only documentary of the Stones where they are telling the story in their own words. It includes various television clips from the 60's and concert footage from the 60's, 70's and 80's. It features rare footage from the unreleased film "Cocksucker Blues" and also shows scenes from "Rock'n'Roll CIrcus", "Ladies & Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones", "Love You Live (Concert film)", ""Gimme Shelter", "Sympathy For The Devil", "Hampton '81", "Let's Spend The Night Together", and Mick's "Performance." It also shows them in the studio in 1989 and with their families, and even the 1987 Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame, and some music videos (promos). This is the best documenatary of the band's first 25 years and is both entertaining and exciting !

- Nigel Finch's two-hour-plus documentary 25x5: The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones is a 1990 film that chronicles the first quarter century of what many believe is the best rock & roll band of all time. Using a collection of live footage, archival films (including an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show), and interviews both old and new, the movie chronicles the band's early days, its initial rise to fame, the death of founding member Brian Jones, the tragic concert at Altamont Motor Speedway, and the release of such classic albums as Exile on Main Street and Let It Bleed. The film concludes with the band preparing Steel Wheels. - Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide -

- Note - This program has aired in the UK as "BBC Arena Special" - episode in 1989.

Reviews :

- This excellent film, which has yet to see a DVD release, is so far the best documentary about the evolution of the Rolling Stones. This piece focuses more on the history of the band; not only its musical development, but the more sensational episodes in the personal lives of its members. The story of the Stones in their early days, before they settled down to become elder statesmen, is very much the story of the 60s. Like the Beatles, the Stones became popular before the hippies entered the scene, but in many ways anticipated them and absorbed those trends.

This 1989 release obviously contains no new information about the Stones' later years, but you're not really missing anything. The Stones have continued to produce good music, but they' ve become professionals who no longer make headlines for "bad-boy behavior." It's a very professional, brilliantly edited piece, and I highly recommend it to any Stones fan. Unfortunately you'll have to look for a tape or laserdisc on ebay, as the Stones seemingly have no interest in releasing video product of any kind. If you can find it, this is the one to see. -

- This is the movie for everyone who has taken shots at the Stones for their refusal to grow old. It isn't just a chronicle of their history as a band, as it details the early years of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, delves into their personal lives, and offers fitting tributes to deceased members Brian Jones and Ian Stewart. The inclusion of full-length songs and music videos was welcomed by me; this movie wouldn't have been as good if it were shorter. The interview sequences are great; Mick's appearance on the Dick Cavett show way-back-when is a gem: Dick: "Can you see yourself doing this when you're 60?" Mick: "Oh yeah." -

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  • Video Codec: x264 AVC
  • Video Bitrate: 903 KB/s
  • Display Aspect Ratio: 1.387
  • Video Resolution: 688 x 496
  • Audio Codec: (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kb/s 44.1 KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 2h 8mn
  • Framerate: 25.000 FPS
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 970 Mb
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