Critics Say

n/a

For Parents

n/a

Dead: Germany 1972

By pheh
Written July 18, 2014
Excellent, so excellent. Good humor. Tight playing. Would liked to have seen some side camera work of Pigpen playing organ. The director didn't seem to know the Dead very well; e.g. at times when Lesh was playing crucial parts, the camera was elsewhere. But too short at 90 minutes. I was surprised when it was over. But the only thing left to do was smile, smile, smile. Which I did.
0 out of 0 found this helpful. Did you?

Old Deadhead

By kaydeejetsfan
Written July 18, 2014
Sound was loud and crisp and the music was incredibly good. (What else would you expect). The tie-dye background which was CG'd in was terrible and created a halo effect around the band's heads. I had seen garcia play live many times but was a first for my wife and she really enjoyed the interplay between the band members. The crowd was a bit sedate, and it is scary to see deadheads using walkers, etc. But the music never stops.
0 out of 0 found this helpful. Did you?

LOVED IT

By amandaabogner
Written July 18, 2014
Great movie, very cool to see them in action. :)
0 out of 0 found this helpful. Did you?

Grateful Dead Meet Up 2014

By sblue59
Written July 18, 2014
As I read through the reviews I notice a lot of GD fans that are living in fantasy land. It was as if the Dead could do no wrong. Way too much reverence. I am a die hard GD fan and have been going to shows since Alexander Palace in London in 1974. I always love to see the Dead, however the movie was mediocre with poor sound quality and very limited music. Besides a great Truckin' into the Other One, the songs were short studio style versions. They played Playing in the Band twice. The first was fine and the 2nd no better. Not sure why the editors left that in. Fun antics between band members and you could get a real sense of how the music flowed from musician to musician even though they all seemed to be in their own little World. They did a Sweet Mr. Charlie but was hoping to see more Pigpen as he was truly the best vocalist in the group. Whoever directed this didn't know the Dead's music very well. He would be focused on the wrong musician during some of the instrumentals. Also did not see much of Pigpen. Perhaps by this time he was quite sick. He sure looked awful. Jerry's voice was soulful and sweet. Compared to last years Sunshine Daydream, this just didn't fill the bill. Last years film was much more historically interesting, the music was better and it was a real concert. I hope the folks selecting the films will do a better job and provide better value for the $12 movie ticket price.
0 out of 0 found this helpful. Did you?

Rehersal Magic and Mayhem

By palskiric
Written July 18, 2014
This was a behind the scenes look at the Grateful Dead rehearsing for an Europe '72 gig. It captures the magic and mayhem of the band playing for just a film crew. Even without a crowd to feed off of they generate the magic they are known for.
0 out of 0 found this helpful. Did you?