Control (Ian Curtis/Joy Division) DVD £4.49 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV (also Joy Division £5.99)
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Control (Ian Curtis/Joy Division) DVD £4.49 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV (also Joy Division £5.99)

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Based on the memoir TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE by Deborah Curtis, Anton Corbijn's CONTROL is as near perfect a filmic telling of the story of Joy Division and Ian Curtis as any fan could hope for. It's also a beautifully rendered piece of cinema about the crippling effects of love and regret, and the salvation we seek in art. Born out of England's post-Sex Pistols punk explosion, Joy Division played a dark, minimalist version of the nascent sound, and became cult heroes thanks in part to their brilliant yet disturbed frontman Ian Curtis (played by an eerily perfect Sam Riley). Corbijn does a wonderful job recreating the Manchester band's music and live show, cutting straight to the essence of Joy Division's unique appeal. Credit must also be given to the three actors who portray the rest of Joy Division. Playing all the instruments themselves, they perfectly capture the band's powerfully stoic presence, one that translates both live and on record into the sonic equivalent of an existential crisis.
CONTROL, however, is ultimately about Curtis' tumultuous marriage to his wife, Deborah (Samantha Morton), and the way that Joy Division became an aesthetic manifestation of his pain--one that was both physical (Curtis was an epileptic) and emotional. Corbijn evokes Curtis' hurt and isolation with both honesty and subtlety; a photographer originally, he frames each shot to look like a stark black-and-white photo from an album the audience was never meant to see, making Curtis' pain palpable and his eventual suicide that much more tragic. The overtones to the later suicide of Kurt Cobain are hard to avoid, but where Cobain's suicide has always been discussed in terms of the pressure he felt as a rock star, Curtis', as rendered by Corbijn, is a pain anyone could potentially be forced to suffer through.

Special Features
Commentary From Director Anton Corbijn
Making Of Featurette
Joy Division's Atmosphere '88 Music Video - Directed By Anton Corbijn)
Photo Gallery
Trailer

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Joy Division [2008]
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Control told the story of Ian Curtis, Joy Division is the story of the band! Told for the very fist time by the band and the people that worked closest with them, this is a chronolgocial account of one of the most influential British groups of all time!
Fans of the gloomy Manchester-based band from the late 1970s will have less to feel down about with the release of this rockumentary. Joy Division follows the unlikely rise of these working class lads up to Ian Curtis's suicide, which tore the band apart until it was reborn as New Order. Included here is rare footage of the group as well as their moody and starkly photographed videos, capturing the essence of what made Joy Division so special and so tragic.
Format: PAL
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Classification:15
Studio: Universal Pictures UK
DVD Release Date: 25 Aug 2008
Run Time: 96 minutes

Voted hot because Joy Division are ace.

The greatest band ever....buy buy buy at this bargain price.

Amazing film, watch it LOUD! Fab price, voted hot thanks :-D

They truly were unique and original,their sound still sounds fresh and not dated,must mention martin hannett who collaborated and created that unique soundscape.
Ethereal.
Great price on them both get them now.
Have some heat.

truly great band. Fantastic deal. Voted hot

Listen to'transmission', 'atmosphere' and 'she's lost contol. Tragic end to a great band

oooooooooooooooh hot anything to do with them is anyways...but this is a bargain x x x

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The greatest band ever...



Quite possibly...

Love the band hate control good price tho

Most of my musical tastes eminate from these pioneers of post punk, so I hold a lot of respect for Joy Division..I personally thought Control was excellent, still yet to see Joy Division, will buy it...heat added.

love......love will tear us aparttttttt againnnnnn........

have not seen this but its on my list on films to watch!
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