Review: This is GWAR
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital: This is GWAR (2021)
This is GWAR is quite simply my favourite documentary that I’ve watched so far this year…and I’ve watched a lot of documentaries.
Whether you are a fan of the music of GWAR or not, put those thoughts to one side and enjoy a near 40 year rollercoaster ride of human emotions and ambitions that will have you cheering, laughing, and shedding the occasional tear too.
Never a huge fan of the music of GWAR, I’ve always be intrigued by their stage shows and the story behind the band. This documentary takes you through the inception of everything from its genesis in the fusion of art and music, through the various band member changes and how/why they happened, and culminating at a point where I can assure you that you WILL want to go and see the band live…though whether that would be in the first few rows is an entirely different decision indeed.
Not holding back on the friction (and love) between band members, this is akin to a real life soap opera playing out before you…with the added bonus of a blood spurting cuttlefish that bears an uncanny resemblance to a large penis, a man eating toilet, multiple beheadings, and many people who, quite literally, have bled for their love of the band and are willing to do anything to see it continue.
An essential documentary to watch no matter whether you are a fan of the band or not.
- Commentary track with Derks and Bob Gorman
- Behind the scenes of a GWAR Show
- GWAR on Empire Records
- The legend of GWAR
- Last interview with Dave Brockien
- A message from The Scumdogs of the Universe
- Four pillars of GWAR
- Slave Pit walkthrough with Michael Bishop
- GWAR from the outside
Review by Dave from a disc kindly supplied by Acorn Media International via Aim Publicity.