Super Duper Alice Cooper (2014)

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Super Duper Alice Cooper: Directed by Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen. With Alice Cooper, Sheryl Cooper, Jack Curtis, Pamela Des Barres. Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock n roll Mr Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, preacher’s son, who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each others’ souls. The is the first ever ‘doc opera’ – a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera that will cement forever the legend of Alice Cooper.

“Although it featured some great film footage of the early band, the story of Alice Cooper as told here is a miserable whitewash and a complete insult to fans of the band. Glen Buxton gets little mention and no credit; Michael Bruce doesnu0026#39;t even get mentioned. Not even once. How can you tell the story of this band and leave them out of it? Answer: you tell the story as if Alice Cooper (the individual) was the only person who really mattered and the rest of the band just happened to be there in the beginning. (I donu0026#39;t understand how Dennis Dunaway could have participated so much in this without feeling like a complete traitor to the rest of the band.) Basically this smells like somebodyu0026#39;s manager trying to sweep history under a rug while polishing his clientu0026#39;s reputation for all of the fans who arrived after u0026quot;Welcome to My Nightmare.u0026quot; As the documentary rolled on and it became ever more clear what a nice, quiet hatchet-job this was, Aliceu0026#39;s la-di-da narration really started to grate on me. (I know: that isnu0026#39;t exactly thoughtful or deeply analytical criticism, but I found myself increasingly outraged by this travesty.) A highly disingenuous presentation.”


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