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Rock and Rule

Songs by Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Debbie Harry. Very goofy, very early '80s, but VERY tripped out in certain sequences. The animation alternates between "what I expected from an early 80s Canadian animated flick with heavy doses of Don Bluth inspiration" and really impressive sequences that hold up really well given today's animation standards.
And it has the Rollerskating Schlepper Brothers. So you HAVE to like it.

Also, it's quite possibly the most "sticky" movie music I've ever heard. Specifically the Debbie Harry and Lou Reed songs.


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Jun. 15th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'd noticed that that was out. Somehow I never managed to see it when it originally came out. Maybe I should start catching up on these things.
Jun. 15th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
Karl was very happy to see that it was out and remastered and stuff. The original Canadian print of it is (from the little we saw) really really screwed up. He apparently watched it over and over when he was younger and had a real fondness for it. It holds up well.
Jun. 16th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
Is this man being... GOOD... to the cow?
Yeah, the Canadian version has the longer ending and I think a few other scenes are slightly different, but the main thing is that Omar's speaking voice and (I believe) most of the singing voices were different than the US release, which confuses me. Like why have Iggy/Lou/Debbie write and record songs to only change the voice? CRAZY I tell you.

There are definitely some "wah-waahhhh" humor moments, and I could have always done without Stretch (goofy band member) even though he has a couple of amusing lines. The animation is still pretty cool though, especially for the time and for a non-Hollywood/Disney studio thing. Lots of great lines, nice character design, and the music as you said is really sticky.

As for the DVD, the sound was really good and clean except that the dialogue was too low whenver there was music playing. In a way, I can understand that approach since the music is a big part of the story / point of the movie, but I ended up turning down the side and rear speakers after about ten minutes, and I never do that.

Now if they would just release the soundtrack, "Hot Dogs and Sushi" included.
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