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Lonestar: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1984 - 1989 (2017/Chrome Dreams/MVD DVD)/Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame (2015/First Run DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D/C- Films: B

Here are documentaries covering a music legend and the maker of superior bikes and a racer...

Lonestar: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1984 - 1989

If you're a fan of blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, then you won't want to miss this documentary that chronicles some of the later years of his career upon his untimely death in a helicopter accident in 1989. A sequel to the previously documentary, Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-1983, this is an unofficial piece that isn't associated with Vaughan's estate and tells the story of a man who struggled and eventually got the fame that he so desired. It also continues the excellent music releases from U.K. documentary producer Chrome Dreams.

The doc is pretty insightful and features rare film footage and interviews with friends and family that knew him, as well as industry professionals and photographs that have recently been unearthed, making this a must see for fans. Seeing this film will make you realize how much of an impact he had on the blues music genre and how he certainly made his mark amongst other musicians who were also clamoring to make their voice heard.

Presented in 1.77:1 widescreen with a lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo mix, the presentation here is nothing too impressive but serves its content fine on standard definition DVD. Running around 108 minutes in length, the piece feels complete and thorough.

No extras.

Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

The fascinating new documentary on 75-year-old Quebec bike craftsman Giuseppe Marinoni shows one man's passion to his sport. While having to use a walker and aware of his limitations, there's nothing that this man won't do to accomplish his dream. Planning to return to his home country of Italy to compete for a world cycling record for his age group, the documentary chronicles his journey and is sure to charm anyone who dares to dream.

Directed by Tony Girardin, I found this doc to be pretty enjoyable despite the fact that I'm not an avid follower of the subject matter. I admire the man's integrity and found the piece to be pretty moving overall. There are some scenes that are pretty moving and its crazy to see someone be so on their A game that they can continue to be athletic at such a tender age. In addition to cycling, he works and repairs his bikes as well, which I also found interesting.

Presented in standard definition DVD with a 1.77:1 widescreen aspect ratio, the colors are pretty standard throughout with nothing to crazy in terms of presentation. The lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track is also fine for the subject matter. Nothing groundbreaking in terms of presentation but fine for the format.

No extras except previews for other coming attractions from the label.

- James Lockhart



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