Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blu-ray of the Month: "JACO" The Movie

Blu-ray of the Month
"JACO" (MVD Visual) 2015

Rating: ****

Produced by Robert Trujillo
Directed by Paul Marchand & Stephen Kijak
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: None
Discs: 25GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (2 BDs)
Playback: Region A (B, C untested)
Language: English
Studio: Iron Horse Entertainmant
Release Date: November 27, 2015
Total Time: 217 minutes

A compelling story of prodigious talent, personal adventures and raw human vulnerability, 'JACO' presents the world of the electric bass phenomenon Jaco Pastorius through the eyes of his family and various musical collaborators (missing on the film are Pat Metheny, Airto and Flora Purim, among many others that were close friends and musical collaborators; Jaco even lived for a few months in Flora & Airto's house, recorded together with them many times and was responsible for introducing the Brazilian couple to French maestro Michel Colombier, something that led to Flora's "Everyday Everynight" album, on which Pastorius was prominently featured as musician and composer.)

Produced by the Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and directed by Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak, this blistering biopic contains incredible unseen footage and photography from the Pastorius family archive, and takes viewers into the heart and soul of this hugely influential cross-genre artist. Featuring interviews with an array of artists (Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee) and friends, 'JACO' unveils the story of his music, his life, his demise, and ultimately the fragility of great artistic genius.

Disc 1 features the full length film with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Running time: 1 hr. 57 min.

Disc 2 features Extras - Out-takes, Anecdotes, and Stories - with 30 never-before-seen interviews with Flea, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Mike Stern and many more, who discuss Jaco's incredible contributions to music, the art of the bass and the boundaries of music, as well as Jaco the person. Hear stories about Jaco's earliest bands and classic recordings. Includes special footage used during the historic Hollywood Bowl (Jaco s World) Tribute Show 2015, plus many surprises. Running time: 1 hr. 40 min.

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