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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me'

This rock-doc follows a band who never made it big

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Blu-ray (PG-13)

Movie: 3 and 1/2 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 and 1/2 out of 4 stars

The tag line on the cover of the case reads “the definitive story of the greatest band that never made it” says it all. I was (I thought at the time) a well-informed DJ in the ’70s and ’80s and never heard of Big Star until this film was released. Simultaneously uplifting and heartbreaking, this sprawling documentary plays out more like mystery thriller. This visionary band was talented beyond belief but was ultimately doomed because of mismanagement, bad timing and shoddy marketing. This is an absolute must-own for all true rock fans and anyone looking for an engrossing story.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/1.78:1), audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), subtitles: English, French and Spanish.

Special features:

• Deleted scenes

• Chris Bell and Alex Chilton profiles

• Trailer

• “In the Studio” featurette

Magnolia, $29.98