Pink Floyd: The Wall [25th Anniversary] [DVD] [1982]

  • SKU: 6976052
  • Release Date: 01/25/2005
  • Rating: R
  • 4.9 (34)
This new DVD release of The Wall offers an improvement over the earlier DVD incarnation with much better picture and sound quality. The commentary by Roger Waters and the film's graphic designer Gerald Scarfe is the same one that appears on the earlier DVD, but it is a good track. Waters' music inspires as much fan loyalty as he does skepticism, and he comes across here in ways that will appeal to his fan base while also providing ammunition for those who find him to be little more than a self-centered narcissist. Two different making-of documentaries (one much more recently produced than the other), production stills, and the film's trailer round out this fine package that will please fans of the film as well as Pink Floyd enthusiasts.
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.9
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 34)

Special Features

  • Commentary by Roger Waters and the film's graphic designer Gerald Scarfe
  • Two making-of documentaries
  • Production stills
  • Trailer

Synopsis

Pink Floyd: The Wall
Inspired by Pink Floyd's album of the same name, Pink Floyd: The Wall is a dark, expressionistic musical, told from the point of view of Pink, a depressed rock musician. The film is structured around Pink's reflections on his life, all of which center on the building of "the wall." This wall is a metaphor for psychological isolation, a barrier Pink creates to distance himself from his pain. The foundations for this wall are lain in childhood, with the death of Pink's father leaving him to be raised by an overprotective mother and a repressive school system. He seeks freedom from this world through writing and music. However, even after he achieves success as a rock star, the wall continues to grow, with Pink feeling trapped by fame and wounded by his failed personal relationships. Lost in despair and self-loathing, he attempts to isolate himself from the world entirely. Director Alan Parker approaches this material in a highly stylized manner, mingling animation and dream-like sequences to suggest Pink's perception of the world. These techniques complement the almost constant music, which the film often uses in place of dialogue. Songs include "Another Brick in the Wall" and "Comfortably Numb". ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof - Pink
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    Christine Hargreaves - Pink's mother
  • James Laurenson
    James Laurenson - Pink's father
  • Eleanor David
    Eleanor David - Pink's wife
  • Bob Hoskins
    Bob Hoskins - Rock 'n' Roll Manager

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4.9 out of 54.9
34 Reviews
98%of customers recommend this product.

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