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Rock School (2005)

Director: Don Argott     Starring: Green,Paul
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40720879
UPC: 043396122055
UPC 14: 00043396122055
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Rock Stars. Guitar Gods. Kids.
A look at philadelphia's paul green school of rock music, headed by former rock star aspirant, paul green. An intense instructor, green's students progress from group lessons to a showcase of their talents at a tribute concert to frank zappa in germany.

"Exhilarating!  Karen Durbin, Elle Magazine
"Irresistibly entertaining and full of unique character portraits.  Robert Koehler, Variety
"Immensely entertaining.  Steven Rea, Los Angeles Times

Editor's Note
The true story that inspired the 2003 Richard Linklater-Jack Black hit THE SCHOOL OF ROCK is shown in its real-life documentary form here. The Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia is showcased, inviting viewers to witness the unique personalities of Green and his rockin' students--who range in age from nine to 17. Musical talent abounds and the kids prove it when they travel to Germany and perform complex Frank Zappa tunes at the Zappanale festival.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/22/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 93 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 12205
Video UPC UPC: 00043396122055
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Don Argott - Producer
Video Cast Info Don Argott - Director
Video Cast Info Sheena M. Joyce - Producer

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[A]musing and spirited..." 06/10/2005 p.82

USA Today
"[E]njoyable....It's the kids who truly captivate..." 06/10/2005 p.4E

Los Angeles Times
"[I]mmensely entertaining..." 06/03/2005 p.E6

Sight and Sound
"Green is a classically inspiring teacher....ROCK SCHOOL forms an unlikely companion piece to ETRE ET AVOIR." 08/01/2005 p.68

"Green's demagoguery and force-of-nature persona eat up the screen..." 10/01/2005 p.137

Hollywood Reporter 8 of 10
Rock School rips out in the gritty-underdogs-conquer-the-world story progression. In this real-life scenario, Green whips them into shape for a triumphant performance at a Zappa Festival in East Germany - Duane Byrge

Rolling Stone 8 of 10
You cheered Jack Black in School of Rock, now give it up for Paul Green in the real thing. Green runs the Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia, and this fireball documentary from director Don Argott shows Green preaching the rock gospel to students ages nine to seventeen. "Dynamo" doesn't begin to describe Frank Zappa freak Green, who brings the cream of his crop to Germany to compete in the yearly Zappanale and makes believers of us all. - Peter Travers

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Green,Paul
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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