Searching for Sugar Man [DVD] [2011]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Commentary with director Malik Bendjelloul and musician Rodriguez
  • An evening with Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez
  • Making Sugar Man

Synopsis


Searching for Sugar Man
Two South African music lovers embark on a mission to uncover the fate of an obscure, 1970s-era U.S. rocker whose debut album became a surprise hit in their home country, and uncover a shocking secret along the way. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez had the kind of musical career that every aspiring rock star fears -- lauded by critics but ignored by the public, he released two albums before unceremoniously disappearing from the spotlight. But while sales of Rodriguez's debut CD Cold Fact fell flat in the U.S., overseas in Australia and South Africa, the fans couldn't get enough. In apartheid-torn South Africa in particular, Cold Fact became something of an anti-establishment classic, eventually going platinum. Later, rumors began to swirl that Rodriguez had suffered a horrible death. When Rodriguez's second album Coming From Reality makes it's belated debut in South Africa, a pair of devoted fans take it upon themselves to uncover the facts surrounding the mysterious musician, and get the surprise of a lifetime while attempting to track the profits from his record sales. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sixto Rodriguez
    Sixto Rodriguez
  • Image coming soon
    Steve Rowland



Customer rating

4.6
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great docu-drama.

    Posted
    jimboluvsmoviz
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    SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez the greatest `70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar Rodriguez's sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    incredible story that is well-told

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    Samsiter33
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    Searching for Sugar Man won the 2013 Oscar for best documentary. It deserved it. The story is compelling--one of delayed but well-deserved recognition--and the music is excellent. Worth seeing without knowing anything about the story behind the documentary, and very much worth a blind buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, inspiring documentary.

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    mrvybt1
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    The story of the Detroit musician Rodriguez, who cut 1 album in the early 70's, which bombed in the U.S., leading Rodriguez to sink back into obscurity. Meanwhile, half a world away in apartheid South Africa, a single bootleg copy of his album starts a phenomenon. A hero of mythic proportions is born.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    hard to believe this is malik`s first film

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    lynn85
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    the best movie ever. the music, the editing, the graphics,, the special features, malik`s enthusiam and determination, and of course the amazing rodriguez. does not matter how many times i watch the movie, i always cry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok documentary

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    Fid333
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    The Documentary was a little bit boring and dragged on but it was ok, probably wouldn’t watch again for awhile

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great story!

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    TonyG63
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    This was a compelling story of a artist I was not familiar with prior to seeing this film but wanted to know more about after watching

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gift item for musician was greatly appreciayed

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    agile1
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    I purchased this along with the CD for a friend who is a musician. He thorough;y enjoyed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great documentary

    Posted
    Beantown2000
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    This is an unbelievable story about the music industry. Every aspiring musician should see this!!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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