The Mayor of the Sunset Strip

The Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Director: George Hickenlooper Cast: Rodney Bingenheimer, David Bowie, Cher



George Hickenlooper's well-received documentary about the strange and remarkable career of disc jockey, scenester, and major-league rock & roll fan Rodney Bingenheimer has been given an appropriately enthusiastic presentation for this DVD edition from Shout Factory. Mayor of the Sunset Strip has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is also enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors; the transfer looks good, if not exceptional, which has more to do with the inconsistencies of documentary camerawork than anything else. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, which makes the most of the music used in the film. The dialogue is in English with optional Spanish subtitles. Bonus materials include two commentaries -- one from director Hickenlooper, the other from Bingenheimer himself -- as well as lots of outtakes and additional interviews, a visit with Bingenheimer as he visits backstage at several rock shows, a short promotional piece on the making of the film (created for the Showtime premium cable network), and more. It's a disc that seems to admire the film it features as much as Bingenheimer likes his favorite bands, and the results are very engaging.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2004
UPC: 0687797104595
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:34:00

Special Features

George Hickenlooper commentary; Rodney Bingenheimer & Chris Carter commentary; A Rock 'n' Roll Legend - The Story Behind Rodney Bingenheimer; Backstage with Rodney; Fame - rare interviews; Showtime promo; Soundtrack sample; Previews; Scene selections; Spanish subtitles; 5.1 Dolby Digital

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rodney Bingenheimer Participant
David Bowie Participant
Cher Participant
Coldplay Participant
Courtney Love Participant
Lance Loud Participant
Alice Cooper Participant
Phil Spector Participant
Nancy Sinatra Participant
Kim Fowley Participant
Noel Gallagher Actor
Liam Gallagher Actor

Technical Credits
George Hickenlooper Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Chris Carter Cinematographer,Musical Direction/Supervision,Producer
Mike Chock Sound/Sound Designer
Julie Janata Co-producer,Editor
Greg Little Producer
Anthony Marinelli Score Composer
Igor Meglic Cinematographer
Kramer Morgenthau Cinematographer
Tommy Perna Producer
Charles Raggio Musical Direction/Supervision
Donald Zuckerman Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Let Me Introduce [7:15]
2. Bingenheimer Manor [7:16]
3. Fame [9:56]
4. Icon [5:45]
5. English Disco [8:54]
6. Family Ties [5:58]
7. Dogs of War [12:56]
8. Strange Happily Ever After [8:53]
9. The Positive [7:00]
10. The Not-So-Positive [12:33]
11. Irreplaceable [2:25]
12. Curtain [5:11]

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