I've loved Slade since they tried to make a comeback in North America in the early 80s with songs like Run Ruaway and My Oh My. Going back more recently to hear more of their catalogue has been a treat, and this movie especially has been a great find. This is fairly standart 70s fare:it moves slowly, it's not very dense and there's not much action. But there is something about the movie that is very compelling. The story, for one, is solid and the performances by all the band memebers are actually pretty fair, which really surprised me. There's the soundtrack as well, which is of course top notch.
I'd also like to note for anyone looking to buy this DVD. The copy offered as I write this is from SHOUT FACTORY (Double check before you order), and whatever may have been offered by others in the past, this one is indeed presented in widescreen format. I can't say what the ratio is exactly, but if it's not 2.35:1 it's bloody close. The picture has some dirt on it, but looks fairly crisp and bright. The packaging looks very smart.
It's really nice to have a long interview with Noddy Holder, you can hear the power in his voice even when he's just sitting around talking, and of the members of the group he does the best job on screen.
Also nice to see Bill Conti again. It's been so long since I last saw his face that I can't even remember what he was in!
All in all, a good treat for a slade fan!