Depeche Mode - 101 (1989) UK
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Director:Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins, D.A. Pennebaker
Studio:Warner Strat. Mkt.
Producer:Bruce Kirkland, Daniel Miller, Frazer Pennebaker
Date Added:2006-10-04
Purchased On:2006-04-10
Genre:Dance Pop
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1, English, PCM Stereo, Commentary by band members and filmmakers (
Features:Disc 1:
Disc 2:
Exclusive interviews with Dave Gahan, Andy Fletcher, Martin Gore, Daniel Miller, and Jonathan Kessler
Everything Counts: official promotional music video
Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins, D.A. Pennebaker  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
Martin Gore  ...  Himself (The Band)
David Gahan  ...  Himself (The Band)
Andrew Fletcher  ...  Himself (The Band)
Alan Wilder (II)  ...  
Oliver Chesler  ...  The Bus
Mia Decaro  ...  The Bus
Sandra Fergus  ...  The Bus
Christopher Hardwick  ...  The Bus
Jay Serken  ...  The Bus
Elizabeth Lazlo  ...  The Bus
Chris Parziale  ...  The Bus
Margaret Mouzakitis  ...  The Bus
Tamsin Lee  ...  Cruise Director
Marcello Romero  ...  Tour Guide
Dave Charest  ...  Bus Driver
Vivian (III)  ...  
J.D. Fanger  ...  
Harald Bullerjahn  ...  
Andy Franks  ...  
Daryl Bamonte  ...  
Alan Wilder  ...  Himself (The Band)
Chris Hegedus  ...  Editor
D.A. Pennebaker  ...  Editor
Liz Lazo  ...  The Bus (as Elizabeth Lazlo)
Summary: Depeche Mode 101 is a fascinating documentary codirected by the esteemed D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Down from the Mountain), focusing on backstage realities of art and business during the British synthesizer band's 1988 American tour. We see managers worrying over slow ticket sales for a stand at the Rose Bowl, observe sound checks at concert sites, get a tour of the group's multiple keyboard banks, and listen with some alarm to singer David Gahane describe his steroid-based throat treatments. There are plenty of performance clips, but for music alone, disc 2 in this package contains the uninterrupted Rose Bowl show, including the plaintive "Blasphemous Rumours," the exultant drama of "Stripped," and the dreamy "Somebody." Pennebaker's promotional video "Everything Counts" is also here, but don't miss the director's recent, touching, and informative interviews with the now 40-something, individual members of Depeche Mode. --Tom Keogh