Five Reasons You’ll Love It - October 28, 2016

Supersonic - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Supersonic - Five Reasons You'll Love It

As far as subjects for a warts and all rock documentary go they don't come much better than Oasis. 

The rise and rise of the Manchester band, led by warring brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, through all the madness, the fame, the excess and the millions of albums and tickets sold, is brought to life in Supersonic, a new documentary that has been put together by Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay Reese, the partnership behind hugely acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary Amy. 

Kapadia and Gay Reese have worked on the documentary alongside director Mat Whitecross, the man behind the camera on Stone Roses' movie Spike Island and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, the Ian Dury biopic. 

The documentary, which features new interviews with all the key players in the band's history, hits DVD shelves on Monday (October 31st, you can pre-order it on the right-hand side of the page), but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you'll love it...


The archive footage is incredible...

Warts and all is a phrase that gets overused a lot, but here it is the only way to sum the movie's access up. The grainy early gig footage and, in particular, the footage of the band just larking about, will bring a big wide smile to your face. 


It's very, very funny...

Both Liam and Noel Gallagher have always been a cracking interview and their endless supply of quips is on show here. You'll be laughing from beginning to end.


The range of voices is excellent...

There's plenty of Noel and Liam as you'd expect, but you also get words from their mother Peggy, the roadcrew that helped them build their phenomenal live show, the bands they knew in the early days and more. Whitecross has been very thorough. 


It captures the band's momentum perfectly...

The story of a band going from unsigned to playing the biggest series of gigs in UK history was remarkable and difficult to do justice to in the space of one film, but Supersonic pulls it off. It's got a drive and pace that propels you along, growing as the band does, until the crowning glory of Knebworth. 


There's definitely room for more...

This movie stops when the band have headlined Knebworth, but there's a lot of story left to tell and we have to hope that Whitecross feels he should revisit it. It'd be a real shame to stop here. 


Supersonic is released on DVD on Monday (October 31st) and is available to pre-order here in hmv's online store.

There is also an exclusive hmv edition which comes with exclusive packaging and a 27 minute bonus feature – Making of Supersonic with Liam and Noel: An exclusive interview with director Mat Whitecross. It also features deleted scenes, behind the scenes galleries and the theatrical trailer. 



Supersonic (hmv Exclusive)
Supersonic (hmv Exclusive) Mat Whitecross

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