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Hired Gun [Blu-ray] [2016]

  • SKU: 33136173
  • Release Date: 08/01/2017
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Additional Hired Gun interviews with Greg Phillinganes, Jason Newsted, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather and Steve Vai
    • SXSW Film Festival screening Q&A with Hired Guns
    • Studio performance of "The Drills" featuring Phil X, Kenny Aronoff & Paul Bushnell


    Hired Gun
    Profiling hardworking session musicians who have played, on-stage and in the studio, alongside established artists and bands such as Billy Joel, Metallica, Rob Zombie, and Michael Jackson. This documentary celebrates these frequently unheralded virtuosos, shining a spotlight on them via interviews and performance footage. Directed by Fran Strine. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Alice Cooper
      Alice Cooper
    • Rob Zombie
      Rob Zombie
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      Kenny Aronoff
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      Phil Buckman
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      John 5

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved it!


      I saw it in theaters when Fathom Events showed it! Such a well made documentary that really takes you further into the life of hired guns, you really learn a lot about what that term means, and the struggles that can really come with it. As well as the successes that can come with it and the risks that have to sometimes be taken. I thought it was awesome seeing all the different people that were a part of Hired Gun, I really enjoyed learning more about people such as Jason Hook, Rudy Sarzo, Nita Strauss, and many more! Very well rounded story telling as well with both sides being told; the hired guns themselves and also interviews from people such as Alice Cooper, telling their experiences of working with hired guns. I love this documentary and preordered it as soon as it went on sale! Excited to watch it again! I'd like to give a shout out to Jason Hook, since he is the one I learned about the documentary from!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Needs more firepower, but still hits the target.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      If you're not a musician, this film may not interest you. In spite of that, the movie does offer a glimpse into the lives of session/touring musicians (aka "hired guns"). But it's just a glimpse. One gets the sense that there is a lot left out; that there is more story to tell, but couldn't find more hired guns to interview. The low point of the film is when it spends an inordinate amount of time slamming Billy Joel. One gets the sense that this is a hit piece on Joel. Even if the dirt they dish on Joel is true, it still doesn't belong in this movie. In spite of this, I would give "Hired Gun" a thumbs up - especially if you are a musician.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Musicians for hire

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Good look at the music industry and information on some writing you would know

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Enjoy music

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      If you enjoy music this a great film about behind the scenes in studio

      I would recommend this to a friend

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