Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: The Rolling Stones, Iain Quarrier, Nike Arrighi

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Jean-Luc Godard's documentary Sympathy for the Devil combines footage of the Rolling Stones in a recording studio creating one of their masterpieces (the song gave the film its name) with the sort of documentary footage Godard was intrigued by at that time in his career. The film is presented in a transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The film was remastered from the camera negative, making it easily the best available version of the film. The English soundtrack was recorded in PCM Stereo. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer for the film and the music video for the Neptunes' remix of "Sympathy for the Devil." This DVD is recommended to hardcore Stones fans, and Godard enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
UPC: 0037871100591
Original Release: 1968
Rating: NR
Source: Abkco
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 41,437

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; The Neptunes' remix music video

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [:46]
2. The Stones Rolling [10:41]
3. Outside Black Novel [11:05]
4. Sights and Sounds [10:58]
5. All About Eve [9:21]
6. Hi Fiction Science [11:05]
7. The Heart of Occident [10:13]
8. 1 Plus 1 Makes 2 [11:20]
9. Inside Black Syntax [10:25]
10. Changes in Society [11:02]
11. Under the Stones, the Beach [4:11]

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Sympathy for the Devil 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At the beginning, the Stones appear to be the artists and the black men reading treatises of various kinds appear to be living in the world of day-to-day life. By the end, this reality will flip around--and the conflicts in society have become fodder for art and the art has taken form, become a reality that will be played over and over, around the world. I believe Jean luc-Godard has shown art is real, events are real, and they are also what we make them, and the worst ugliness and the highest beauty mix in life to lift us up. It's an unbelievable work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A real period piece. Look back on how it was in the studio with the stones during the begger's banquet (their best album) era. See Brian Jones and all his aloofness. Watch the druged out crazed chemistry that was the band's peak. A fasinating look into a studio durning the stones heyday, the directors famous artsy touches are interesting also. Show only in limited realese in Artsy cinemas, way back when. It was close to sex in rock you can get it has no plot. Strange what 30 years can do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there were a way to delete all the political satire that is thrown in, between utterly AMAZING footage of the Stones' development of this fantastic song, then i'd have to say that this was the best music VHS tape I ever bought. Now that it's available on DVD, i will definately purchase it, since it will be so easy to skip through the non-Stones interruptions. This is a MUST for fans of the Stones, and fans of 60s music, in general. You won't be sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This video is exactly what the title says: ''sympathy for the Devil''. When one considers how much grief and misery drugs and the occult have brought to society as a whole, it is a wonder that people haven't risen up to rid the world of this filth. The Stones are the ''poster boys'' for this `vomitus¿ chicanery. One day, though, it's all coming to a screeching halt. Maranatha! Be wise and stay away from this.