RIAA Certified Gold
Music Video Awards: Best Special Features/Best Bonus Features
"Ramones Raw", the definitive Ramones DVD has the honor of achieving THE RAMONES highest Billboard chart position ever in the course of their historic career.
"Ramones Raw" was awarded GOLD CERTIFICATION by the RIAA shortly after it’s Billboard debut at number 5 and three consecutive weeks on Billboards Top 40.
"Ramones Raw" was awarded for "Best Special Features/Bonus Materials" in the First-Ever MUSIC DVD AWARDS.RAMONES RAW GOES GOLD DOWN UNDER IN AUSTRALIA!On the heels of going gold in the USA, “Ramones Raw”, the highest charting release in Ramones history has recently gone gold in Australia too! Thanks to Ramones fans everywhere for your continued support of the Ramones and for making this fun DVD, which captures the essence and spirit of the Ramones, such a big success.Gabba Gabba Hey!
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RAMONES RAW DVD DEBUTS AT NUMBER 5 ON BILLBOARD TOP MUSIC VIDEOS CHART, MARKING HIGHEST-EVER CHARTING RELEASE FOR THE WORLD FAMOUS RAMONES;
DVD CONTINUES TO EARN VAST CRITICAL ACCLAIMIN THE U.S. AND OVERSEAS
RAMONES RAW (Image Entertainment)--the first DVD from the world famous Ramones--got off to a strong start by debuting at no. 5 on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart, marking the highest-ever charting release in the pioneering group's 30-year history. The DVD topped the music video charts at Tower Records (no. 1) and ranked no. 3 in overall DVD sales at Virgin Megastore (just behind the Stars Wars Trilogy). In addition, RAMONES RAW stormed its way through Europe with equally strong debuts: U.K (no. 5), Italy (no. 5), Sweden (no. 3), France (no. 4) and Germany (no. 7).
To kick-off the DVD release, MARKY RAMONE and RAMONES RAW director JOHN CAFIERO (of OSAKA POPSTAR) appeared at an in-store signing in Times Square at the Virgin Megastore in New York (September 29). The duo signed copies of RAMONES RAW for over three hours for the masses of Ramones fans who attended the event. Overseas, RAMONES RAW made its U.K. premiere with a sold-out screening at the 12th annual Raindance Film Festival in London.
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ALL-NEW RAMONES CONVERSE SNEAKERS AVAILABLE IN STORES NOW:
THE DEFINITIVE RAMONES DVD CONTAINING OVER 5 HOURS OF MATERIAL!
Climb in the van, buckle your seat belt and hang on tight because you’re about to experience life on the road with the founding fathers of punk rock, The Ramones! The band that started it all stars in this all encompassing video scrapbook containing OVER 5 HOURS OF RARE MATERIAL spanning the Ramones history making career circa 1979-1996, most of which is seen here exclusively for the first time anywhere!
Ramones Raw includes vintage concert footage professionally shot on film in 1980, archived and nearly forgotten for over 20 years, plus countless memorable moments from the band’s illustrious career, rare TV appearances, backstage footage and LOTS more all set within the core; a plethora of home video from the Ramones personal archives. Armed with a Hi-8 camera on the road for the final 8 years of the band’s world tours, Marky Ramone captured it all on tape; the good, the bad and the ugly, immortalized here your viewing pleasure. No. 1 selling Director and Ramones aficionado John Cafiero has culled the cream of the crop of “raw” footage from the Marky Ramone video library and then some, compiling and presenting it in a unique style that gives Pinheads and Ramoniacs everywhere an exclusive fly on the wall perspective that’s the next best thing to actually being in the band!
See Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, Marky and CJ prove why the Ramones have stood the test of time with their simplistic yet immortal brand of music that influenced generations the world over. Also featured is an eclectic mix of guest celebrity appearances from Drew Barrymore, Carly Simon, Gilbert Gottfried, “Grandpa” Al Lewis (of “the Munsters”), Bono & U2, Debbie Harry & Chris Stein of Blondie and many more noteworthy personalities including legendary guitarist Robbie Krieger of the Doors performing the classic “Take it as it comes” live with the Ramones at the Hollywood Palladium in October 1992, touted by Johnny Ramone as “one of the highlights of my career.”
From their humble NYC beginnings at CBGB’S to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Ramones have done it all. With “Ramones Raw” you’ll feel like you were right there with them the whole time, standing beside one of the most important bands to break ground since the Beatles led the British invasion.
Hey Ho Lets Go it’s the world famous Ramones in their first officially authorized DVD: “Ramones Raw”!
Image Entertainment in association with Ramones Productions Inc. Present:
Starring: The Ramones: Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, Marky and CJ
Executive Producer: Marky Ramone
Produced, Directed and Edited by: John Cafiero
Video: Full screen
Ramones Raw: (Feature presentation) length: 1 hour & 45 minutes
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
Feature length Commentary Track
with Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone & John Cafiero.
(8) Additional TV Appearances
(18) Deleted Scenes
(12) Hidden Easter Eggs
PLUS: Full-length Bonus Program: “I Ramones” Live in Italy (27 minutes) Shown in its entirety and seen for the first time anywhere since it’s original broadcast on European TV in 1980.
In his three-and-a-half (out of four) star review for GUITAR ONE, writer Bob Gulla hailed, "The first officially authorized Ramones video is a joyride through the punk act's 1980 European tour, where 'fan' truly was short for 'fanatic.' There's a nice mix of silliness and music, during which they bear down on three chords, leaving only a cloud of dust in their wake."
"The Ramones, themselves loving satirists of America's trash culture, reflect upon their circumstances with a wry, winning wit in their trademark impenetrable New York Brogue...The supplemental material is impressive, a deep, rewarding archive of punk ephemera as befits these unrepentant kings of trash." -- LONDON TIMES
"Ramones Raw is a fitting, fast-paced funny retrospective on the lovable lunkheads' career...many of the live cuts are seen here for the first time, including vintage 1980 footage from Rome's Castle St. Angelo, starting, of course, with the classic 'Blitzkrieg Bop' and its "Hey Ho! Let's Go!" intro. The stripped-down power of the Ramones shines through as they remake rock 'n' roll with three chords and four black leather jackets. Together, they put a funny face on the threatening, angry punk movement, making it more accessible to mainstream rock fans who quickly took to their buzz-saw guitar, throbbing bass and simple yet steady drum beats." -- ASSOCIATED PRESS
"...fans of punk's godfathers won't be disappointed by the new DVD Ramones Raw. Featuring more than five hours of rare material--including a 1980 concert in Vatican City and home movies from the band's later tour of South America--the film offers a surprisingly candid look at one of the most important bands in rock." -- REVOLVER
"...the DVD Ramones Raw (out September 28th) is downright hilarious. The collection features rare live footage and slice-of-life material shot mainly by Marky while on tour in the late Eighties and Nineties." -- ROLLING STONE, (September 30, 2004)
"If a clip of the Ramones meeting The Munster's Al "Grandpa" Lewis doesn't cause heart palpitations, maybe the priceless prime-era concert footage will entice you to pick up the O.G. punks' first authorized DVD release." -- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"relentlessly satiating..." -- LA WEEKLY
"This DVD will fulfill any Ramones fantasy of what it was like to get in the van with the seminal punk act." -- MEAN STREET
"This is a must have for hardcore Ramones fans, and mandatory viewing for all who enjoy punk rock in general...accentuated by excellent editing it is an opportunity for everyone to experience what it was like to see the world and the band itself from the Ramones' point of view". -- CHORD
"The Most 'MONES movie for your money. For Ramones fans, this is the Captain's platter, the deluxe package of live footage, interviews, TV performances, candid backstage moments and the kitchen sink (copious special features and Easter eggs) they've been waiting for. But the all-inclusiveness isn't the chief charm of Ramones Raw. Thanks to this DVD, we get to ride with the band from their gabba-gabba-heyday to 1996 and feel like insiders as the 'Mones endure their equivalent of Beatlemania and just be themselves, so we can see them apart from their shaggy superhero images. And that's just priceless." -- HARP
"If you even set your mouth to say that you are even a passing Ramones fan and you don't cop this DVD then you are full of shit. With over five hours of material that traces backwards and forwards through every single stage of the band's career, this is by far what could be considered the definitive work. Featuring generous amount of footage, both on and offstage, Ramones Raw does an amazing job of pulling you the viewer into their world. This DVD does an awesome job at giving it to us straight. Among the best inside views on an act ever." -- THE AQUARIAN WEEKLY
"The DVD's main feature plays like a lighthearted scrapbook of the Ramones...the prize bonus is I Ramone, a half-hour of concert footage captured in Rome in 1980, just after the release of the band's Phil Spector-produced album, End of the Century. Shot on film, it laid forgotten in the vaults of an Italian television station for two decades after its one-time broadcast." --BILLBOARD.COM
"This is a furious music blasting fury of good rock documentary. Included are live versions of 'I Can't Make It On Time,' 'I Wanna Be Sedated' and 'Blitzkrieg Bop' to name a few gems you'll find here. This is one DVD to pick up for your own rock and roll documentary DVD additions. The Ramones made a huge impact on so many bands. This (DVD) is something to remember the Ramones by for years to come." -- HIGHWIRE DAZE
"Ramones Raw lives up to its name. It's an intense, no holds barred look at this legendary band...a spellbinding work...there is one undeniable fact forged from Ramones Raw: when they wanted to, the Ramones could kick the ass of any other punk rock band in the game, either before or since." -- DVD TALK
The first pressing of the DVD came complete with a simulated leather texture and red foil seal DVD sleeve. In North America, this special limited edition packaging was only available with the first pressing of 35,000 units which SOLD OUT in the first week alone. If you're a collector and see one of these in your local store, grab it as they are no longer available and the distributor is completely sold out. Many stores have been selling out of the DVD faster than they can stock it! If you missed the special edition DVD sleeve, not to worry, the DVD itself comes complete with all of the same content found in the specially packaged limited edition. Each and every pressing of the DVD contains over 5 hours of material in all, which includes a commentary track throughout the main feature with Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone and Director John Cafiero. The commentary track marks Johnny Ramone's last professional contribution to the Ramones legacy.
If you haven't seen it yet, what are waiting for!? Ramones Raw is available now on DVD!
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