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Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 6987308
  • Release Date: 01/25/2005
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

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    • Closed Captioned


    Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story
    The saga of pop metal superstars Def Leppard is told in this biopic, produced by cable television music channel VH1. The film traces the band's history from their origins as a teenage hard rock act in the English industrial town of Sheffield to the massive success they enjoyed worldwide as multi-platinum recording artists. Def Leppard's rise to the top is depicted as driven by rabidly dedicated lead singer Joe Elliott (Orlando Seale), though along with the money, supermodels and parties there are tragedies as well. Original guitarist Pete Willis (Nick Bagnall) is sacked when excessive drink affects his performance, drummer Rick Allen (Tat Whalley) loses an arm in a car accident and must endure grueling effort to learn how to play again, and lead guitarist Steve Clark (Karl Geary) struggles with alcoholism as he bounces in and out of rehab centers. Through all the tribulations and excess, however, the band sticks together like brothers and fights to keep rocking as a unit. ~ Fred Beldin, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Karl Geary
      Karl Geary - Steve Clark
    • Orlando Seale
      Orlando Seale - Joe Elliott
    • Adam MacDonald
      Adam MacDonald - Rick Savage
    • Esteban Powell
      Esteban Powell - Phil Collen
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      Tat Whalley - Rick Allen

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good purchase for small price


      This movie is a very good biographical look at the band trough their early days when they got their start and all the hard work they endured to become so huge. The DVD is very good quality and has a clear picture that is great. Definetly worth buying.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      great documentary movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This movie documents the formation of Def Leppard. A must watch for people like myself who grew up listening and enjoying their music. The film touches on the ups and severe lows the band went through. Of course the biggest upper was the Hysteria Album.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding movie

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Absolutely love this movie. Huge DL fan, and this movie brought new insight to the story of the band. Great actors, great performances, and the scenes between Phil and Steve are great. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It was OK!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      It was ok...its is just the videos, no live performances. I could of pulled all these up on y-tube, so it was mediocre. Thought it was a live concert, I did not read it carefully. But will keep because I am a fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I have looked for this movie before and couldn't find it. Me and my husband are huge Def Leppard fans. Really a great movie on how they got started

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Movie!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Really a great movie. Not like some other bland rising band stories.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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