Director Joel Gilbert, who could charitably be said to be obsessed with Bob Dylan (he playsthe Dylan role in the Highway 61 tribute band, whose performances provide the film’ssoundtrack), travels about, visiting places and people that had something to do with this period ofDylan’s career (or at least something to do with chronicling it). The primary focus isphotographer Barry Feinstein, and plenty of his pictures are on display here. Part history, partpersonal odyssey, this…is very much an individual work, in every sense of the term. For hardcoreDylan fans only.
The volume level fluctuates a little bit, but by and large is solid. The sound is crisp and clear,and the music comes across strongly over the 2.0 surround. Do bear in mind that the crystallinereproduction of the music shouldn’t be a surprise, as there are actual Dylan songs to be heard onthe disc.
The transfer keeps the shot-on-video sharpness of the documentary. The colours are good,and Feinstein’s pictures are reproduced well. There isn’t too much to say here: the visuals areclear, the transfer solid. It’s a low-budget doc, after all.
There are, appropriately enough, four still galleries here. The other extras are two moreinterview segments, with Brace Lanhorne and Izzy Young. The menu is fully animated andscored.
This is for the Dylan completists out there, rather than for the casual viewer. It is clearly alabour of love, however, and a great deal of care has gone into it.
Special Features List
- 4 Still Galleries
- 2 Bonus Interviews