Hard Core Logo

Hard Core Logo

Director: Bruce McDonald Cast: Hugh Dillon, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

DVD (Wide Screen)


Bruce McDonald's excellent mockumentary about a Canadian punk band imploding during their final tour gets a strong, if bare-boned, presentation on DVD. Beyond the original theatrical trailer and a few ad spots for other Miramax/Rolling Thunder video releases, there's nothing in the way of bonus material. But the 1.85:1 letterboxed transfer (which is enhanced for playback on widescreen monitors) looks great; it's pin sharp and does a great job of capturing the film's details, and the Dolby Digital Surround mix makes the most of Bill Sheppard's superb sound design. The film is also subtitled in English, and the titles are generally accurate outside of a few anomalies here and there (a band's contract would allow for "lots of booze on the rider," not the "Ryder"). While fans of this underrated item might have hoped for a few more bells and whistles, on DVD Hard Core Logo looks and sounds just as good as it deserves to, and that alone makes this disc worth a look.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2001
UPC: 0717951005526
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen [1.85:1] -- enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Dillon Joe Dick
John Pyper-Ferguson John Oxenberger
Bernie Coulson Pipefitter
Callum Keith Rennie Billy Talent
Julian Richings Actor

Technical Credits
Bruce McDonald Director
Swamp Baby Songwriter
Noel S. Baker Screenwriter
Kelly "Crash" Cole Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Dennis Producer
Dean Giammarco Sound/Sound Designer
Christine Haebler Producer
Reginald Harkema Editor
James Head Executive Producer
Peter J. Moore Score Composer
Danny Nowak Camera Operator
Karen Powell Associate Producer,Executive Producer
Jochen Schliessler Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Sharpe Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Sheppard Sound/Sound Designer
Schaun Tozer Songwriter
Michael Turner Songwriter
David Wilson Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening/ Hard Core History [5:01]
2. Pure Punk Rockers! [2:07]
3. Jenifur [1:53]
4. Five-City Tour With No Baby-Sitter [2:19]
5. Corporate Weasel [2:48]
6. "All I Want Is A Burger!" [2:28]
7. Jerks And Mentors [2:46]
8. Post-Show Interview [2:00]
9. "Waking-Up Tired" [:21]
10. Kicked Out, Empty House [4:28]
11. Mary The Fan [2:15]
12. Side Gigs [:34]
13. Jealousy, Fame, Money And Anger [3:59]
14. Bitter Players [2:56]
15. Bucky Haight [2:22]
16. Are You Experienced? [2:55]
17. Don't Drop In [1:49]
18. Saskatoon [4:06]
19. Band Host [2:48]
20. Brotherly Love [:36]
21. "10 Rules To The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" [2:03]
22. Salute! [5:36]
23. End Credits [3:38]

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Hard Core Logo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not just one of the best rock movies ever made, one of the best movies, period. Clearly influenced by Apocalypse Now (the journey "up river" in the tour van) as well as Spinal Tap, the dynamics of the relationships within the band are just mindblowing (no pun intended - for those who've seen the ending). Most interesting is how the "documentary maker" (played by the film's actual director) tries to stir things up among the already-volitile band members, to make his film more explosive. And despite being a "no budget" movie, the photography - from Canada in winter to an acid trip - is simply stunning.