End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones is a 2003 documentary about the highly influential punk rock band the Ramones. The film, produced and directed by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia, follows the band’s history and 22 years of touring. The movie was generally well received by critics and fans alike, receiving a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was released on DVD August 9, 2005.
The film tells the story of the Ramones from their beginnings at CBGB’s to their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It includes commentary by Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone, Marky Ramone, C.J. Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Richie Ramone, Elvis Ramone and others (including Joey’s mother and brother). The DVD also features a video of Marky showing that he can play drums heavy metal style and challenging metal drummers to play in the style of the Ramones.
Submitted By: Jim Fields