Hellhounds On My Trail: The Afterlife Of Robert Johnson

Hellhounds On My Trail: The Afterlife Of Robert Johnson

Director: Robert Mugge Cast: Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman

DVD (Stereo)


With only a handful of recordings, Robert Johnson remains one of the towering figures in blues music. His life and legacy are the topic of the documentary Hellhounds on My Trail. The film arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a dozen Johnson audio recordings and a discography. This is a fine disc for anyone with an interest in the subject matter.Director Robert Mugge created this documentary about Robert Johnson, one of the most enigmatic pioneers in American music. Created as part of a week-long tribute to the legendary bluesman at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the film sorts through the numerous myths about Johnson -- most notably that he sold his soul to the devil to become a blues maestro -- and the few extant facts about his life. How he died or where his body is located is simply not known. What does remain from this shadowy figure is a collection of songs that have influenced several generations of artists. Eric Clapton and Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir are just two of the sundry rock and blues musicians that appear in this documentary extolling Johnson's wizardry, which was screened at the 1999 Mills Valley Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/29/2000
UPC: 0720917305226
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Winstar
Region Code: 0
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Moving menus; Scene access; Production credits; Discography; 12 bonus audio tracks ; Web links

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

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