Standing in the shadows of Motown [videorecording] /
Artisan Entertainment presents an Elliott Scott/Rimshot production of a Paul Justman film ; produced by Sandy Passman, Allan Slutsky and Paul Justman ; narration written by Walter Dallas and Ntozake Shange ; directed by Paul Justman.
Montreal : Séville Pictures, Inc., 2003.
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Montreal : Séville Pictures, Inc., 2003.
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Special features: Disc 1. Audio commentary with director and producer -- Trivia track -- How it all began. The photo that started it all ; The video that started it all -- BMWFilms.Com trailers -- Disc 2. Dinner with the Funk Brothers -- Multiangle jam sessions -- Deleted scenes -- At long last glory -- Funk Brothers video biographies -- Music video montage -- Selected discography -- Honorable mentions -- Hi-resolution DVD-ROM playable version -- Interactive virtual recording studio.
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Directors of photography, Doug Milsome, Lon Stratton ; editor, Anne Erikson.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Narrator, Andre Braugher ; The Funk Brothers (Richard "Pistol" Allen, Jack "Black Jack" Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Johnny Griffith, Joe Hunter, Uriel Jones, Joe Messina, Eddie "Chank" Willis, and, in spirit: Benny "Papa Zita" Benjamin, Eddie "Bongo" Brown, James "Igor" Jamerson, Earl "Chunk of Funk" Van Dyke, Robert White) ; with, Joan Osborne, Gerald Levert, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bootsy Collins, Ben Harper, Chaka Khan, Montell Jordan, Tom Scott.
The story of the Funk Brothers, the group of musicians that played on every single hit Motown record from the label's beginnings to 1972. Inspired by the book "Standing in the shadows of Motown" by Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky.
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Closed-captioned, subtitles available in Spanish.
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MPAA rating: PG.
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DVD; 6.1 DTS-ES/5.1 Dolby-EX/2.0 Dolby stereo; 16x9 widescreen format.

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