Searching For Sugar Man (Blu-ray) (2012)

  • Web Code: M2202952
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 01-22-2013
$14.99
PG-13 (MPAA)

Overview

Two South African music lovers embark on a mission to uncover the fate of an obscure, 1970s-era U.S. rocker whose debut album became a surprise hit in their home country, and uncover a shocking secret along the way. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez had the kind of musical career that every aspiring rock star fears -- lauded by critics but ignored by the public, he released two albums before unceremoniously disappearing from the spotlight. But while sales of Rodriguez's debut CD COLD FACT fell flat in the U.S., overseas in Australia and South Africa, the fans couldn't get enough. In apartheid-torn South Africa in particular, COLD FACT became something of an anti-establishment classic, eventually going platinum. Later, rumors began to swirl that Rodriguez had suffered a horrible death. When Rodriguez's second album COMING FROM REALITY makes it's belated debut in South Africa, a pair of devoted fans take it upon themselves to uncover the facts surrounding the mysterious musician, and get the surprise of a lifetime while attempting to track the profits from his record sales.
Theatrical Release Date 2011
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

Additional Crew:

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PG-13 (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Education/General Interest,Biography
  • Distributor
    Sony Pictures Home
  • Area
    United Kingdom
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    87
  • Picture
    Color
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Note: Commentary with director Malik Bendjelloul and musician Rodriguez
    An evening with Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez
    Making Sugar Man

    Widescreen - 1.78
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    DTS HD Master Audio - English
    Subtitles - English, French
  • Release Date
    01/22/13
  • Theatrical Release
    2011
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Total Film 08-01-2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "Songs such as the haunted 'Sugar Man' are lost classics, blessing Bendjelloul's four-star doc with a five-star soundtrack."
New York Times 07-27-2012 "[A] hugely appealing documentary about fans, faith and an enigmatic Age of Aquarius musician who burned bright and hopeful before disappearing."
A.V. Club 07-26-2012 "[A] moving documentary about spookily talented Detroit singer-songwriter Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, who released two albums of gorgeous, Bob Dylan-esque social commentary and moody, downbeat lyricism to deafening silence in the United States in the early 1970s." -- Grade: A-
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