DVD, Digital Release: Bad Reputation

Digital & DVD Release Date: Jan. 1, 2019
Price: DVD $15.39
Studio: Magnolia

The rise of the great Joan Jett’s hard-rocking career is presented in Kevin Kerslake’s rock documentary Bad Reputation.

It’s true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit “I Love Rock n Roll,” but that’s only part of the story. That fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV, world tours and many hits to follow, like “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” but that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame by ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, starting her record label out of the trunk of a car after being rejected by 23 labels, and influencing many musicians – both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands – with her no-bullshit style.

Featuring a slew of interviews with some of pop and rock’s biggest figures, alongside archival performance and interview footage, the DVD and digital incarnations of the film include the following bonuses:

-Theater performances of “Bad Reputation” and “Fresh Start”
-Sound check for “Bad Reputation” and “Fresh Start”
-Backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
-Music videos

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.