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Arena (1985)

| Musical, Sci-Fi | Video
Call my name, and I'll be there. Dr. Duran Duran escapes the punishment of the Matmos at the height of British rock group Duran Duran's 1980s popularity. Mistaking the cries of teenage ... See full summary »

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Danny Blackner
Anthony Georghiou
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Call my name, and I'll be there. Dr. Duran Duran escapes the punishment of the Matmos at the height of British rock group Duran Duran's 1980s popularity. Mistaking the cries of teenage girls at crowded concerts for devotees screaming his name, the Doctor makes his way to Earth so he can lead his faithful masses. Once he discovers the kids don't want an evil Doctor, he goes about trying to destroy the source of the real desires a rock concert taking place at the Oakland (Calif.) Colesium. Written by Dan Berkes

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Milo O'Shea's character originally appeared in Barbarella, and it was his character's name (Dr. Durand Durand) from which the band took its name. See more »

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Arena is meant to be a sequel to Barbarella. However, the movie Barbarella takes place in the year 40,000 while Arena takes place in the present (then-1984). See more »

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Featured in The Making of 'Arena' (1985) See more »

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The Wild Boys
Written by Performed by Duran Duran
Engineered by Jason Corsaro
Produced by Nile Rodgers (as Nile Rogers) and Duran Duran
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A feast for the senses
1 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film is almost sensory overload. It is a visual feast of color, not to mention fabulous-looking people, and it obviously features great music, considering the stars and the era in which it was made. Duran Duran have always taken the music video a bit farther as an art form, so this was the perfect genre for their full-length film. Not that this is just a long-running music video. Far from it. It seems to finally encapsulate all they have wanted to express, but were previously kept to only three to five minutes. Very cute storyline incorporating a visit from Dr. Duran Duran, a bit of the history of the band and it's followers, and the development of the music to its highest point.


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