- Actors: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Tim Rice, The Bee Gees
- Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld
- Writers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld
- Producers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld, Mark S. Andrew
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: EMI Music Canada
- Release Date: June 19 2001
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00005KJ0V
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This Is Where I Came In: The Official Story of the Bee Gees [Import]
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There have been a lot of durable family groups in popular music over the years, but it would be hard to name one that has lasted longer, and succeeded as consistently, as the Bee Gees. Barry Gibb and his younger twin brothers, Robin and Maurice, were making TV and radio appearances in Australia as early as 1960 before returning to their native England and joining the Beatles-led British Invasion, and they're still at it more than 40 years later. All of that is duly chronicled in this two-hour documentary (produced in 2000), along with a great deal more: the personal problems that led to a breakup in the early '70s; the unparalleled success of the Saturday Night Fever era; their occasional missteps and failures (e.g., the abominable Sgt. Pepper movie); the rise and tragic fall of brother Andy; the respect their success finally earned them in the '90s; and so on.
The format is pretty standard; interviews, photos, home movies, and concert footage all contribute to a straight, chronological telling of the Bee Gees' tale. But no stone is left unturned, and the Gibb Brothers (not to mention everyone else who's interviewed) have plenty to say. Best of all, there's lots of the Bee Gees' music, including a video of the title track of the 2001 album, after which the film is named. In the end, we're left with the impression the Bee Gees would probably want us to have: that these guys have written, recorded, produced, and performed literally hundreds of great songs. --Sam Graham
The Gibb brothers have so much to say that nearly 30 anecdotes not included in the body of the documentary itself appear as a DVD bonus feature, as do a host of additional photos.See all Product description
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I wish they'd release a DVD set of concerts of the brothers in their prime (1970's). One Night Only will do very well until then.
The pace is fast, the editing meticulous and the sound engineer had his work cut out for him. Taking instrumentals from dozens of songs, the engineers used them as back-up music for happy times to tragedies (one listen to the Robin Gibb train wreck with the cellos droning from "Miracles Happen", is frightening).
Filmed first by father Hugh Gibb in the toddler stage throughout their youth is great material. The world media takes it on from there.
Interview, old song concert clips, candid and thought provoking comments from each of the brothers keeps this video rolling.
It is a piece of history and keeps on coming!
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