Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Beware of Mr. Baker DVD Contest

A couple of months ago ,the CVR blog, working with SnagFilms, a New York-based film distributor; gave away a free download to watch the film 'Beware Of Mr. Baker.' 

Well, luckily they are back again and this time we have a DVD to give away.  You can enter by emailing the CVR blog with the words "Beware of Mr. Baker DVD Contest" in the subject line to this email address rbenson30@wi.rr.com.  Winner will be chosen in a random drawing held on Friday May 24, 2013. Limit one entry per person, winner will be announced as soon as possible.

'Beware of Mr. Baker' is a vivid portrait of a rock icon, including the good, the bad and the over the top lifestyle of one of rock’s legendary wild men.

At home with rock ‘n’ roll monster Ginger Baker, Cream’s legendary scarlet-maned, hell-raising drummer. This no-holds-barred, sad, and hilarious portrait of the man referred to as rock’s first great drummer (and perhaps still its best) lets him tell his own story, intercut with footage of his continent-hopping life, from London to L.A., Nigeria, Italy, South Africa, and (way) beyond. Baker may have broken the mold musically, but his violent, dyspeptic mood swings, fueled by a multi-decade heroin addiction, went a long way to making him persona non grata even among the music greats who still revere his work. Eric Clapton, Johnny Rotten, Charlie Watts, and Lars Ulrich, Baker’s 4 wives, and 3 grown children all have something to say about him: “He’s a force of nature,” “he’s the greatest drummer any of us had ever heard,” “he’s mad,” and “he’s fairly consistently horrible” are just a few of them.

[5 stars]

“RUDELY FUNNY! The old stories and misadventures… out they come, reshaped by Bulger  via archival footage and sly animation into a testament to Baker’s musicianship… The guy basically invented the modern drum solo.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“Makes a persuasive argument that Mr. Baker was the greatest of all rock drummers.”  – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Captivating! A must-see film.” – Margaret Barton-Fumo, Filmcomment.com

“Baker comes across as a living embodiment of his music. Baker remains a fierce creature of music.”
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire.com

“A hell of a musician and a real son of a bitch.”  – Henry Stewart, L Magazine


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