Category “Biographies”

Queen: Days of Our Lives

In 1971, four university students got together to form a band. Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever. Their story is a remarkable one, a narrative that covers early struggles, huge obstacles, success, arguments, breakups, triumph, tragedy and an enduring legacy – all against a backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live performances from every corner of the globe. In this film, for the first time, it is the band that...

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GG Allin – Hated: Special Edition

This special edition of the legendary documentary from filmmaker Todd Phillips consists of the most detailed and intimate footage the world will ever see of GG Allin. Both fans and critics alike have praised this film for its truthfully brutal portrait of an American Rock N Roll icon at the peak of his madness. By skillfully combining concert and interview footage of GG, Phillips "delves deeply into the bloodstained world of human abomination" and creates "a must-have for Allin fans and detractors alike", according to FILM THREAT. There may never be another GG Allin. This documentary...

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Amy Winehouse: What Really Happened

Amy Winehouse is a singer and songwriter who is famous for her strong vocals as well as her blend of numerous musical styles such as soul, jazz and R&B. Winehouse has gained huge publicity for her drug abuse along with psychological health problems. At a young age of 27, Amy Winehouse found dead on her apartment in London. Receiver of 5 Grammies, Amy Winehouse is certainly among the most talented singers of this generation. However, at the very top of her booming career, did Amy’s way of living push her straight down a distressing path? Jacques Peretti looks into Amy’s...

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The James Dean Story

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 — September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and as the surly farmer Jett Rink in Giant (1956). Dean’s enduring fame and popularity rests on only these three films, his entire output being in starring roles. His death in a car crash at an early age cemented his legendary status. He was...

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Amy Winehouse: Told You I Was Trouble

The 50-minute documentary features exclusive interviews with Amy and her father Mitch, as well as an astonishing and very early acoustic performance of "There Is No Greater Love". Other highlights include behind the scenes footage at various live performances and a selection of television appearances including Amy's show-stopping rendition of "Rehab" at this year's Brit Awards. Amy Winehouse whose universally acclaimed album "Back To Black" is fast approaching 5 x platinum in the UK making it the best selling album of 2007, rounds off a remarkable year with the release on November 5th of "I...

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Focus: A Documentary

The movie FOCUS follows the trials and tribulations of professional gamer Mike Ross as he trains for EVO, one of the biggest tournaments in his life. Ross, who recently signed with pro gaming team CompLexity, is one of the most passionate and well respected fighters in the entire Super Street Fighter 4 community. G4TV.com is proud to present the full length movie FOCUS, directed by Steve Hwang, as the first installment of G4 Films. We'll be bringing you a few more films (both short and full-length) in the coming months and we sincerely hope you enjoy...

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Kurt Cobain: The Early Life Of A Legend

Ten years after the wasteful death of Kurt Cobain he remains the only true musical icon of the post punk age. This film traces the early life of Kurt from his childhood in small town Washington right up to his first taste of superstardom at the dawn of the release of the multi platinum Nevermind album. Taking in all aspects of his life and career up to that pivotal stage, the story hinges on a narrative from esteemed Cobain biographer Charles Cross and is embellished with lengthy contributions from his relations, friends, band members, fellow musicians and numerous others who recall a side of...

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Amy Winehouse: The Girl Done Good

Amy Winehouse sadly joined the notourious 27 club on 23rd July 2011. Amy joins music icons such as Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix and Jim Morrission, who all tragically died at the young age of 27. Whats even more tragic, is that she only released two albums, and did not live long enough to mature in to the true musicaly talented genius she clearly was. The documentary – The Girl Done Good is a fitting tribute. Amy Winehouse The Girl Done Good is a review of her music and career to date. Drawing on rare and classic performances, exclusive interviews, lengthy contributions from friends,...

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Richie Hawtin

Slices - Pioneers Of Electronic Music Vol. 1 - Richie Hawtin The launch of this DVD special series, Slices - Pioneers of Electronic Music celebrates in detail the life and work of prominent artists or "pioneers" in the global electronic music scene. The first edition is a documentary film based on electronic producer, performer and industry icon, Richie Hawtin. The film draws from the important stages and events in Richie Hawtin's personal and artistic life, revealing the journey of an introverted and transplanted computerminded teen that develops by way of Detroit's radio and records...

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