Jingle bell rocks [videorecording] / Oscilloscope Laboratories ; Darby Pop Productions ; a film by Mitchell Kezin ; produced by Daniel Cross, Murray Battle, Robin Smith ; executive producers, Jeff Kline
- [Quebec, Canada] : Darby Pop Productions, 2014.
[New York, NY] : Distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Coyne, Wayne, 1961-, Cullman, Brian, Kline, Phil, Dr. Demento, Kezin, Mitchell, Darby Pop Productions (Firm), and Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
- Language Note:
- In English with optional subtitles in English or English SDH.
- Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world's most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes including hip hop legend Joseph Rev Run Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question, Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow? Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage, and revealing character study, "Jingle bell rocks" follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, "Jingle bell rocks" is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you ve never heard.
- Audience Notes:
- MPAA rating: Not rated.
- Special features: Deleted scenes including Jospeh "Rev. Run" Simmons, Brian Cullman, and Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night" ; Christmas questions for El Vez ; Bill Adler and Sara Moulton on being married to a collector ; Moira Dedrick and The Free Design ; More Christmas goodies!
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Wayne Coyne, John Waters, Joseph Rev Run Simmons, Dr. Demento
- Technical Details:
- DVD; all regions, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, 1.78:1 aspect ratio.
- Winner, Yorkton Film Festival, Best of Festival, 2014 ; winner Whistler International Film Festival, Best World documentary, 2013.
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