This black-and-white documentary film Three To Get Ready chronicled the recording of the album, legal tensions, and preparations for the tour. It eventually premiered at various film festivals. As the title says this is the “Long Version” that has NEVER been released in the USA. This REMASTERED DVD is from the French VHS of the program. Most notable difference of the “long version” from the short is the fact that the “Long Version” has much MORE candid moments with the band. One of the more candid moments NOT in the short version is the legal problems discussed about Andy Taylor. Some truly frank discussion about him by Nick and sarcastic comments. Here is where you see Nick as harsh as he probably will ever be seen on camera. For that alone (plus other moments) the Long Version is well worth owning.
It also features behind the scenes of the recording of a episode for the dance show Soul Train and overseas television presentation and performances from Australia and Japan amongst other countries. Some backstage coverage that I will be surprised if we ever see again quite to this level as portrade in this curtail documentary for the band.
It encapsulates that late 80’s era for them. Worth repeated viewings as well as there are a lot of subtle moments you miss in the first few viewings. Easily one of the BEST Duran Duran documentaries ever made. Includes live rehearsals and performances of “Notorious,” “Save a Prayer,” and “Skin Trade” amongst others.