Once you've sat through the in-depth, career-spanning
documentary on disc two, it's
hard to come to any conclusion other than being Supergrass is probably
the most joyful job in the world.
The Guardian - June 2004
One of the best rock and roll documentaries
I've ever seen. Fucking Brilliant. Brilliant band, brilliant songs,
a brilliant DVD. No need telling you what is on it. Buy it. It's
worth every penny you spend.
This is probably the most entertaining Rock DVD that I own.
If you're a Supergrass fan, there's absolutely no excuse for not
owning it. Anyway, you won't want to miss it because it's everything
you could possibly want in a 10-Year History DVD set...all of the
videos are here, some that I haven't seen in ages, and some that
I had never seen before. Plus you can choose to hear the "Directors'
Commentary" for each one (or select the karaoke version if
"Late In the Day" still has to be my favorite Supergrass
video, and I always wanted to know what went on during the filming...now
I have the inside scoop.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the "Home
Movie" DVD, but it's one of the best rock and roll documentaries
I've ever seen. At times it's laugh-out-loud funny.
Amazon - 2004
SUPERGRASS IS 10
DISC ONE - ‘A
Narrated by the band, this feature length documentary tells the
10 year story of Supergrass in their own unique and humorous style
- from their humble beginnings in Oxford, to the position they modestly
hold today as one of the UK’s most popular and idiosyncratic
A Home Movie contains:
• New, specially filmed
interviews with Supergrass and related personnel.
• Rare TV performances
& interviews from around the world (UK, USA, Canada, Italy,
Japan, etc.), from their first performance of “Caught By The
Fuzz” on ‘The Word’ to “Rush Hour Soul”
on ‘Conan O’ Brien’.
• Rare concert footage
from The Oxford Zodiac to Wembley Arena, via every size and shape
of venue in 10 years of UK, American, Australian, Japanese, European
& World Tours.
• Rare festival appearances
from (amongst many others) Rock In Rio, Glastonbury(s), V Festivals,
Reading, T in The Park, SXSW (USA), Big Day Out (Australia) etc.
• Excerpts, out-takes
& ‘making of’ footage from ALL the music videos.
• Home movie / on-the-road
/ backstage footage, filmed by Supergrass, road manager Mark Dempsey,
Dom&Nic & Simon Hilton (amongst others) on glorious Super
8mm film & Hi8 & DVC videotape.
• Footage of Supergrass
writing, rehearsing and recording all 4 albums, in and out of the
• Archive interview out-takes,
originally filmed for EPKs etc, mainly previously unseen.
• Supergrass uniquely
performing record company / commercial ‘pieces-to-camera’
& idents etc.
• Rare early Supergrass
demos (from cassette audio tape, etc!)
• Edited down from over
400 hours of archive material.
• Created with full creative
collaboration and involvement with the band.
• Sourced from every film,
video, audio and stills format imaginable:
Film: Super 35mm, Standard 35mm, Super 16mm, Standard 16mm &
Videotape: One inch, beta, digibeta, SVHS, Standard VHS, Hi-8 &
DVC in PAL, NTSC & SECAM.
Audio: Original masters, 48kHz DATs, CDs, MiniDiscs, Cassettes,
8-Tracks, 4-Tracks & AIFFs
Stills: 35mm, Polaroid, home snaps, digital files & rostrum
• All the randomly incoming
(and often unlabelled) footage was viewed, logged, transcribed and
cross-referenced with tour schedules, diaries, record reports, (and
the band members and associated personnel’s memories) etc.
into a meticulous day-by-day 10 year chronological database.
• We also used the band’s
website to appeal for bootleg footage from fans, which generated
a very high response.
SUPERGRASS IS 10
DISC TWO - THE MUSIC VIDEOS
18 famous, award winning music videos:
Caught By The Fuzz (2 versions)
Sun Hits The Sky
Late In The Day
We Still Need More (Than Anyone Can Give)
Pumping On Your Stereo
Mary (2 versions)
Seen The Light
Rush Hour Soul
Remastering pictures and sound
All the music videos were completely remastered, with visual content
all sourced from original video master tapes, or re-mastered from
ALL the music and sound fx were re-mastered and re-synced from Higher
Quality original audio masters.
Supergrass have always been known for having superb videos by highly
Individual commentaries were recorded over length (whilst directors
watched the video 4 or 5 times).
The commentaries were then edited down to fit the video length,
keeping them interesting, information-rich & referring to moments
as they happened on screen.
The videos on the DVD are arranged chronologically, so viewing them
with the commentary track ‘on’, is, in many ways, like
watching another long documentary about the band.
Directors are: Dom&Nic, Hammer & Tongs, Sophie Muller, Roman
Coppola, Nick Gordon & Simon Hilton.
Instrumental-only (no vocals) audio masters were re-synced to each
video, and word-by-word light-up karaoke subtitles were added!
Kiss of Life
The new video for the new single, dir: dom&nic.
Filmed by Dom&Nic in 1994, this footage had been lying in a
shoe box for 10 years, unprocessed & unseen.
Simon synched silent footage for the entire video by eye, by recognising
key words & musical phrases.
A new multl-camera version of the well-known video.
Each of the ‘camera angles’ were designated to individual
band members, with newly edited performances for each. The original
video can still be created from the multi-camera version, if you
change camera angles at the right time.
Caught By The Fuzz (Acoustic Version)
Originally directed by Nic Goffey (brother of drummer Danny) 10
The original version had been edited on VHS tape, filmed off a Super
8 projector screen.
It was completely restored by re-transferring the original Super
8 footage, which was then re-synced, frame-for-frame to the original
All 9 Menus are new music videos / quirky films in their own right.
• They were made from:
Rare audio soundtracks (B-Sides, Demos, Instrumentals, Album tracks
or new recordings).
Extended narrative elements from the music videos (using mostly
previously unseen film footage).
Sourced from over 100 hours of footage from 17 music videos.
Relevant to the particular menu theme, in their time period / content.
Made to loop seamlessly.
Up to (in some cases) 5 minutes in length.
Content rich and creatively driven, the DVD makes incredible use
of the interactive potential of the format.
Dir/Ed: Simon Hilton
Prod: James Chads
DP: Andrew Catlin
Cam: dom&nic, Mark Dempsey, Supergrass etc
A Maguffin production
Music videos dir:
dom&nic (Oil Factory)
Hammer & Tongs (H&T)
Sophie Muller (Oil Factory)
Roman Coppola (Oil Factory)
Nick Gordon (Academy)
Simon Hilton (Maguffin)
DVD Auth/Design: Abbey Road Interactive
Rec Co: Parlophone
Mgmt: Courtyard: Chris Hufford/Julie Calland
Comms: Keith Wozencroft/Miles Leonard/Stefan Demetriou/Katherine
Parrott - Parlophone
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