An enormous sadness pervades this acclaimed 2004 theatrical rockumentary (lensed by Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields), which opens with Dee Dee Ramone frankly admitting that the Ramones couldn't get a

An enormous sadness pervades this acclaimed 2004 theatrical rockumentary (lensed by Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields), which opens with Dee Dee Ramone frankly admitting that the Ramones couldn't get along. Dee Dee, of course, died shortly after the pioneering punkers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002; Joey Ramone had preceded him into rock'n'roll heaven the prior year, and Johnny Ramone joined them last year. Yet with all their personal shortcomings, the Ramones became one of rock history's most important and influential bands, and as "End of the Century" so gloriously underscores, truly immortal. Bonus materials include interview excerpts, a deleted scene of Blondie drummer Clem Burke in his brief role as Elvis Ramone and Marky Ramone's minimalist explanation of his minimalist Ramones drum technique.—JB

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