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With: Iggy Pop
Written by: n/a
Directed by: n/a
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 41
Date: 03/18/2013

Iggy Pop: Lust for Life (2009)

3 Stars (out of 4)

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By Jeffrey M. Anderson

This new DVD is pretty chintzy and very short on the live concert footage, but it's pretty interesting nonetheless. Shot in 1986 just after Iggy had some success with his "Real Wild Child" single, the film is made up of new interviews, old TV clips, and some concert footage. Some of it is narrated in German with no subtitles, but the interviews are in English. For such an influential music legend, Iggy himself has a wonderful, low-key screen presence. We hear stories of how the Stooges formed in Detroit, how drugs destroyed everything, and -- best of all -- influences. The band members demonstrate how they ripped off other songs, or how simple chords turned into classic songs. (The film also uses up some scant running time by playing Jimi Hendrix and Sex Pistols music.) The DVD, from MVD Entertainment Group, has no extras, subtitles or audio options.

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