U2 ‎– Rattle And Hum

Paramount Pictures ‎– PHE 8122
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From the back sleeve: "A concert movie on an unprecedented scale, Rattle and Hum captures U2 - on and off stage - during their triumphant Joshua Tree tour. From the giant technicolor stadium celebrations to the black-and-white intensity of the indoor shows, this is U2 at their best. Follow the group across America, exploring new influences, playing with the legendary B.B. King, on a journey which takes them from Dublin to Graceland, from San Francisco to the streets of Harlem, from The Joshua Tree to Rattle and Hum."

Contains 11 songs not included on the album, "U2 Rattle and Hum".

Paramount Pictures presents a Midnight Films Production of a Phil Joanou Film: "U2 - Rattle and Hum".
Music Produced by Jimmy Iovine.
Director of Photography, Color: Jordon Cronenweth, A.S.C.
Director of Photography, Black & White: Robert Brinkmann.
Executive Producer: Paul McGuinness.
Produced by Michael Hamlyn.
Directed by Phil Joanou.

TM & Copyright © 1988 by Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment (UK).

Region 2 / PAL / 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen / Colour and Black & White.
Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround.
Total running time approx. 95 minutes.

The cover lists "Ruby Tuesday" and "Sympathy for the devil" as separate tracks / songs although Bono sings barely a phrase of each towards the end of "Bad", as is correct on the inside pamphlet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (scanned): 5014437812230
  • Barcode (text): 5 014437 812230
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L126
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2388
  • Matrix / Runout: DVD08274 EC-102908R0/A 10 OMM TECHNICOLOR

Other Versions (5 of 60) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
32228, PG-13 U2 Rattle And Hum(VHS, NTSC) Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures 32228, PG-13 USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
PLMPB 01191 U2 Rattle And Hum(Laserdisc, 12", PAL) Paramount Pictures PLMPB 01191 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
DVD 5090 U2 Rattle And Hum(DVD, PAL, Wid) Paramount Pictures DVD 5090 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
603432V U2 Rattle And Hum(VHS, PAL) Paramount Pictures, Lusomundo Audiovisuais 603432V Portugal 2001 Sell This Version
DVD 5090 U2 Rattle And Hum(DVD, PAL, Wid) Paramount Pictures, Island Records DVD 5090 Australia Unknown Sell This Version



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May 2, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

There is little more that I can add as a comment which wouldn't seem superfluous... but having only recently acquired this fine DVD (the CD long being a staple diet for my player) one can only but stand back and be amazed at the maturity these (then) young Irishmen show in their showmanship and professionalism and sheer comprehension of the true spirit of rock 'n roll and indeed its blues roots.

Partly documentary, partly live concerts, with a dash of studio jamming (in the legendary Sun Studios, no less) and even joined by a choir, this event of a DVD cements what now is surely nothing less than gospel: U2 rank up right there with the greatest rock bands ever... The Beatles, the Stones, Led Zep, Queen, et al!