Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know Duran Duran are one of the UK’s greatest and most enduring pop bands of all time. In the space of four years, five lads with one dream became the biggest band in the world. They went from playing at the Rum Runner, a small new wave nightclub in Birmingham, to filling Japan’s Budokan stadium, and arenas around the world. But this extraordinary success came at a price when, in 1985, the band imploded, the tolls of excess on all fronts took over and creative differences caused them to fracture.
Charting their trajectory since they formed, the story is told through seven of their 14 groundbreaking albums – each one uncovering a compelling chapter in the band’s journey: the fame, the fortune, the meltdowns, the hits, the misses, the iconic videos, the tours, the fans, the partying and the supermodels. With intimate access to each band member, and previously unseen archive footage, the documentary reveals how their meteoric rise to fame at such a young age affected each of them and how they have reclaimed their seat at the table with rock royalty.
It is a story of survival. Four decades on and the band are still getting Top 10 hits. In 2016, their 14th studio album, Paper Gods, co-produced by Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers and Mr Hudson, and featuring soul pop sensation Janelle Monae – was critically acclaimed worldwide, not just by fans, but by fellow musicians, artists and the music industry. The film looks at how they survived this incredible journey and how they still compete in today’s cut-throat pop business.
Back2back Executive Producer/MD David Notman-Watt says: “Duran Duran are still standing where so many of their peers have fallen by the wayside. Revealing, surprising, and at times shocking, this documentary lifts the lid on the real story of one of the truly great British bands.”
The documentary includes contributions from Cindy Crawford, Boy George, Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, Antony Price, Russell Mulcahy, Nick Egan and many more.
Please note quality is not HD