END OF THE CENTURY:
DOCUMENTARY ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
Broadcast premiere Tuesday, April 26 at 10 p.m. on PBS
PBS Web site
launch April 19, 2005
In 1974, a new sound hit New York Cityís underground music
scene: a quartet of unlikely rock stars called The Ramones.
END OF THE CENTURY follows these punk progenitors through
more than two decades of touring, recording and bickering,
from their shared childhood in Queens to their 2002
induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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END OF THE CENTURY:
The Story of
Here it is,
the anticipated Ramones documentary that made its theatrical
debut in August 2004. End Of The Century moves from the
band's CBGB and London heydays, the decade-long silence
between Joey and Johnny caused by a dispute over a girl,
through to the deaths of Joey and Dee Dee Ramone and their
induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2002.
Together with unseen live and studio footage, extensive
interviews with ex-band mates, family, friends and figures
from New York City's punk scene, End Of The Century not only
chronicles an important chapter in music history, but also
the bonds of childhood friendship and their gradual
Release by Tartan Films on January 7th 2005 Running
Time: 112 minutes
WINNER Best Debut Feature
Tartan Films are proud to
announce to the release of Ramones: End Of The
NEW DVD - FALL 2004
RAMONES MOVIE # 2
RAMONES RAW ROX!
This is one fun rock and roll video!
I never knew anything about this band I would
say life was "a barrel of laughs" on the road.
Even though we know otherwise, this video seems
to be able to celebrate the good times for the
RAMONES on the road. Much of it consists of the
fans running at the them, near them, by them or
anywhere they were, like mad zombies. I love it!
Touring Touring is Never Boring...we see the
band in clip after clip of personal
situations and acting like regular guys as well.
Really good stuff although the quality is
lacking. Mostly VHS stuff converted.
The concert footage is good quality and the DVD
"extras" feature an excellent live performance
of the RAMONES live In Italy,
Get this DVD and enjoy the ride around the globe
with the RAMONES.
touring touring is never boring.
RAW Home Video Footage by Marky Ramone
RAW Directed By John Cafiero
announced the upcoming DVD release of
It's an all new special
edition DVD containing hours of rare footage of the
Ramones history making journey through rock circa
1979-1996, and...with Marky Ramone as Executive
With a Hi-8 video camera
always in-hand for the last eight years of the band's
touring, Marky got it all on tape! The DVD set also
includes quality vintage concert footage shot in '80,
nearly forgotten about for over 20 years, countless
memorable moments from the band's years on the road,
more rare TV stuff, backstage footage and lots more
classic home footage.
include Drew Barrymore, Carly Simon, Gilbert Gottfried,
'Grandpa' Al Lewis (of "the Munsters"), Bono & U2 and
Debbie Harry & Chris Stein of Blondie.
The DVD also includes a
performance by guitarist Robbie Krieger of the Doors,
playing "Take It As It Comes" live with the Ramones at
the Hollywood Palladium in October 1992, touted by
Johnny Ramone as 'one of the highlights of my career.'
More rarities will
include an audio commentary with Johnny Ramone, Marky
Ramone and John Cafiero, eighteen deleted scenes, nine
tv appearances, a twenty-seven minute feature entitled
I Ramones' Live In Italy and twelve eastereggs.
these dates and times are subject to change.
the film is slated to be in 22 cities by
so check back
here (or your local
listings) for updates
Angelika Film Center, Manhattan, NY
Landmark Act 1&2 Cinemas, Berkeley, CA
Landmark Lumiere 3, San Francisco, CA
Landmark Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Landmark Nuart Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Landmark E-Street Cinema, Washington, DC
Starz Film Center, Denver, CO
Landmark Varsity Theater, Seattle, WA
SEE THIS MOVIE!
Finally it's here...
Go down to the basement,
go to 53rd and 3rd,
go to Bitburg,
I don't care, just go and
IS OUT! OR IS IT?
DOCUMENTARY: END OF THE CENTURY
large throughout this documentary is Johnny Ramone. The movie
starts dark and ends even darker, which I must admit, caught me off
guard. I guess I expected another glossy "tribute", with the
traditional slobbering of musicians gushing about the band. Not
Ramones have been largely built on chaos as we have come to know.
Whether it was the chaos of the times, the music industry, or
personal demons, this band was not without much high drama
internally as well.
suspects are here, like Arturo Vega, who features prominently in
the whole story, Danny Fields, long time road manager
Monte Melnick, Seymour Stein of Sire etc., but In
this newer perspective, we come to learn more about how the Ramones
felt about "the Ramones".
it seems brutally honest, almost to a fault. I almost did not want
to hear some of these things said publicly. Johnny Ramone is
the big heavy here, coming off as a tough-ass on everyone. Tommy
Ramone, the anti-John, leads everyone through a pretty cool
"drive-by" in Forest Hills, Queens to see a piece of their
childhood and neighborhood. We then follow the story on to to local
small gigs, finding CB's, the triumph of London and more
disappointments returning to small gigs in the u.s.a.
GREAT Dee Dee Ramone never disappoints as
usual. He stutters once, when asked directly about what happened to
him on 53rd and 3rd. Classic! Hahahah. He goes on to reveal his
deepest thoughts on his career and his band mates.
Ramone even makes a cameo to throw in his two cents on the band
overstaying their welcome on the music scene. Oh, and Clemmy Ramone even
pops by! Hahahahah. The whole sick family.
Ramone talks openly here and even blasts Johnny Ramone on pushing
Joey's health to the point of pre-meditated homicide!!! Awesome
shit! Wow! You get the feeling watching C.J. that being a Ramone
was definitely a double edged blade for him. He beams with pride on
his "being a Ramone", but squirms when confronted with what he
witnessed, and the many directions he got pulled in by the players
in this band.
Marky Ramone of course, gives his take on the whole ball of
wax, warts and all. But he was so busy protecting his job though
for so many years, that you really can't trust his perspective
here. He does too much posturing not to piss of Johnny I feel, as
is customary for him. (As opposed to C.J. who does not) -
true star by the end, although you don't get to see him talk
ever, is Joey Ramone. This movie slowly builds to a crescendo on
two key aspects of the band:
loss of his girlfriend to Johnny, who married her - and what
dynamic that created musically or otherwise to the future of the
band- WOW!!! Fucked up!
second point I got was that for this great band, the show must go
on! regardless of the behind-the -scenes hatred or manipulations
each band member was involved in, we saw the bond in this film. I
never said it was a healthy bond, but there's an undeniable bond of
these musicians to the organization, the legend and the mystique of
the band called "THE RAMONES". This is real.
below: Joey with "then girlfriend" Linda.
see her in the documentary either, but she is heard talking to
Johnny in one scene about Joey. The question posed to her by
Johnny, as asked by the interviewer? "Johnny-was there some
undercurrent/problems about "a girl" and you and Joey? John
attempts to deflect it to Linda to avoid answering this directly
and honestly. Linda never confirms the viewers suspicion though, that
she was the girl.
Hell, I didn't make this dark
story - I just saw it and now reviewed it.