Searching for Sugar Man [Blu-ray]

November 30, 2016 - Comment

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into

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SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.

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David Wineberg says:

It can happen to you if you’re young at heart The most striking thing of the many striking things in Searching for Sugar Man is the personality of Rodriguez himself. Unspoiled, not bitter, undimmed perceptions, and the continued passion for his craft all make a huge imprint on the viewer. And of course, it is all the more impressive because he spent 30 years in demolition and cleanup instead of filling our minds and souls with his remarkable music. The story is too crazy to be made up; no one would see it if it were a piece of fiction,…

Ian Juul says:

A TRULY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, IN ZIMBABWE TOO Rodriguez was also known to us in the late 1970′s / early 1980′s in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), a small country north of South Africa. At that time our country was undergoing a civil war and a lot of children were schooled in Boarding Schools, as it was safer living at school than living at home on farms, as farms ran the risk of armed terrorist attacks.As idle boarding school teenagers we listened to COLD FACT on our communal record player nearly every afternoon, scratched vinyl…

A customer says:

Ripples of discipline and faith (non-Bluray review) The music of 60′s funk-folk musician Sixto Rodriguez was relatively lost to time, at least in the U.S., where it had been put on cult-status life support by a handful of people like David Holmes . This documentary, released in theaters, should finally give Rodriguez his due in the states.The story chronicles Rodriguez’s resurrection (both figuratively and almost literally) in…

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