#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The definitive documentary on the English art punk band called Killing Joke, their music, method and madness featuring interviews with Jaz Coleman, Youth, Geordie, Big Paul, Reza Udhin, Jimmy Page, Peter Hook, Dave Grohl, Alex Paterson, Mike Coles, Chris Kimsey, Mat Smith, Neil Perry, Geraldine Beskin, Chantal Coves, Peter Plum, Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, Guolaugur Kristinn Ottarsson, Tom Larkin, Hinewehi Mohi, inventors, astrologists, the Gatherers and many more.
Plot: A music documentary exploring the turbulent, controversial and often unbelievable 30 year history of British post-punk industrial band Killing Joke.
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I think I am writing the first review of this film. I have followed modern music throughout most of my life and whilst I had heard of the group Killing Joke, I knew nothing about them and was not familiar with any of their music. Having seen this film, I am not much better off. I am sure that we have all watched documentaries about pop groups – their formation, successes and failures, the inevitable reliance upon drugs and booze, the lies and deceptions and the final falling out. This film is no different save that the group is still going as far as I know. You get more or less what you would expect with two possible exceptions. Firstly, the members of the group profess an affinity with mysticism and the dark arts generally with many references to metaphysical events which they claim to have experienced and which permeate their music or at least that’s what they say and if you could actually hear any of their lyrics, this may well be true. Secondly, the “front man ” is a remarkable individual called Jaz Coleman. A very intelligent and talented man but as is so often the case with such people,deeply flawed with self-confessed stays in psychiatric hospitals and narcotic addictions.I was not particularly engaged when watching this film as I found the group members and attendant managers and disgruntled former managers to be by and large the sort of people I would very much wish to avoid.I am sure that if you took any well known past or present rock band and put the members under a microscope, threw in some archive footage and vague reminiscences from people who claim to know or have known them, you would not see very much different than what is portrayed here. I can’t see that this film would appeal to anyone other than a die-hard Killing Joke fan and surprisingly there are plenty of them..
Some of it’s good, but other parts not so much
When it’s covering Killing Joke’s music, or the political/social values of the band’s members, or the way their music reflected the times, it’s pretty good stuff.
When its covering occult topics, horoscopes, and even things like UFOs (briefly), I couldn’t really vibe with it. If all that stuff is integral to the band and its members I understand to some extent, but I don’t think the documentary interweaved these fairly extreme themes into a music documentary very effectively or coherently.
So it’s a mixed bag. Maybe 2/3s of it was quite good, but I wasn’t a fan of the other 1/3, so I did end up feeling its two and a half hour long runtime.
But at the same time, I did like watching a documentary on a band I’m not super familiar with- I’ve only really listened to Night Time of all their albums. They’re definitely an interesting and influential band, and this documentary will probably be great to big Killing Joke fans, and decent to pretty good to non-fans like myself.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 30 min (150 min)
Genre Documentary, Music
Director Shaun Pettigrew
Writer Shaun Pettigrew
Actors Killing Joke, Jaz Coleman, Jimmy Page
Country New Zealand, United Kingdom
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A