MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,878 this week

Jimi Hendrix (1973)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 888 users  
Reviews: 11 user

This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »

Directors:

, , 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 05 Dec 2010
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 Jun 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Jimi Hendrix" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jimi Hendrix (1973)

Jimi Hendrix (1973) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jimi Hendrix.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hendrix (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Growing up in the small town of Kyogle in Northern NSW was not an easy childhood for Hendrix Bell. With his hippy parents preferring to festival-hop rather than raise him, mixed with a town... See full summary »

Stars: David Boulton, Giselle van der Wiel, Chelsea Jones
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

With the blessings of Jimi's biological family and many of his closest friends, Passport brings the life of Jimi Hendrix to light as never before. From his upbringing in Seattle to his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Vosburgh
Stars: Dave Fennoy, Jimi Hendrix
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's pre-fame years.

Director: John Ridley
Stars: Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unauthorized biography. Leon Hendrix, brother to Jimi opens up in an exclusive interview first looking at the family issues then at the private Jimi and the professional musician. In ... See full summary »

Director: Sonia Anderson
Stars: Keith Altham, Ed Chalpin, Jeff Dexter
Janis (1974)
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The life and music of Janis Joplin.

Director: Howard Alk
Stars: Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Experience Hendrix presents unforgettable highlights from two star-studded tribute concerts on behalf of Jimi Hendrix, hailed by critics and fans alike as the greatest guitarist of all time.

Stars: Jimi Hendrix, James Hong, John Mitchell
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Directors: Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer
Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, John Mitchell
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt
Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A record of singer Jimi Hendrix' concert in Berkeley, California, in 1970.

Director: Peter Pilafian
Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, John Mitchell
Jimi Hendrix (TV Movie 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Directors: Stefan Morawietz, Christian Wagner
Stars: Jimi Hendrix
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Bob Smeaton
Stars: Bootsy Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding
Jimi (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Daniel Rivera
Stars: Anthony Aquarius, Albert Hall, Wayne Reece
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Allen ...
Himself - Interviewee
Albert Allen ...
Himself - Interviewee
Stella Benabon ...
Herself - Interviewee
Eric Barrett ...
Himself - Interviewee
Paul Caruso ...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Himself - Interviewee
Billy Cox ...
Himself - Interviewee
Frankie Crocker ...
Himself - Interviewee
Monika Dannemann ...
Herself - Interviewee
Jenifer Dean ...
Herself - Interviewee
Alan Douglas ...
Himself - Interviewee
Germaine Greer ...
Herself - Interviewee
Harold Parker ...
Himself - Interviewee (as H)
Pat Hartley ...
Herself - Interviewee
Al Hendrix ...
Himself - Interviewee
Edit

Storyline

This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new information uncovered over the years. The film contains concert footage spanning the Marquee in 1967 to his last UK performance at the third Isle of Wight festival in 1970; along the way we see classic performances at Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969), Fillmore East (1969/70), and Berkeley (1970). A double album was released to tie-in with the film, containing the complete performances in the film, along with interviews with people in the film (not necessarily the same interviews). The film is worth seeing for Jimi's performances, and to hear what his contemporaries have to say about him (Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend, and others). Written by Martin <martin.o_brien@which.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1973 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Film About Jimi Hendrix  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(hi-fi)

Color:

| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Beat-Club (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Thing
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival, June 1967
Produced by John Philips and Lou Adler
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unbeatable
22 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderful rockumentary about the king of all the guitar gods. It has a good selection of interviews with Jimi's friends and musical contemporaries, but the filmmakers knew what they were doing: they spend most of the time just letting the man play. And that's all you need for a great film.

We get to see all the iconic psychedelic performances, including the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock (which is about ten times better than I remembered it), and we also get a very nice chronology of how his music evolved over time with his original Experience band and then the Band of Gypsies. But the true gem is something I never saw coming: Jimi playing traditional blues on an acoustic guitar. He starts off slowly and deliberately, and you get the sense that he's exploring something new or returning to something very old. Then he asks the cameraman to stop, and when he starts again he just relaxes into it. What he plays is 100% traditional blues, but he makes it totally his in a way that is utterly mind-blowing. After that, the remaining performances are him taking the blues electric but to places that Led Zeppelin could only dream about. But I think the director knew that "Hear my Train A'coming" was the zenith of the film, because we get to hear it again over the closing credits. Ten stars.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Remake? fender_strat
Ending - About Jimi's Death mtherfackr
mitch mitchell jimiphish
i cant remember the name of movie HELP ercin_senturk_1
jimi hendrix movie morrison1002
Discuss Jimi Hendrix (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page