Johnny Cash – The Man, His World, His Music (DVD)
Picture: C- Sound: C Extras: D Film: B-
Elfstrom began as a cinematographer on films like Brian De Palma’s Hi Mom! (reviewed elsewhere on this
site) back in 1969, the first film ever to receive and X-rating for
content. Many music films soon followed
and later than year, he released a compilation of footage he lensed and
directed and called it Johnny Cash – The
Man, His World, His Music.
despite appearances by Bob Dylan and Carl Perkins in their prime, this DVD is
not too enjoyable because the print used is shot. Sure, it is an important film, but when the
print is this bad, you cannot even confirm whether this is the complete film or
not. Perkins sings Blue Suede Shoes and Cash all of his own hits. You even see Glen Campbell, Roy Rogers, Dale
Evans, the whole Carter family and Rosanne Cash. With all this, a film this important needs a
major overhaul and this is a copy only for the very, very, very desperate.
used for this disc is in bad shape, with color fading, scratches and other
issues throughout, but it looks like a 1.66 X 1 frame squeezed at the top and
bottom to be 1.33, making everyone look after in body and head than they
should. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono sound
is almost as bad, with background hiss throughout and low volume troubles
throughout. Except for very lame text
and promos, there are no extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo