Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

By Richard Lowenstein

  • Genre: Richard Lowenstein
  • Release Date: 2019-10-18
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Richard Lowenstein
  • Production Company: BBC Music
  • iTunes Price: GBP 3.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
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From 21 Ratings

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An intimate narrative portrait, imbued with authenticity, warmth and humour, of the internationally renowned INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence. Michael came to epitomise the very definition of leather-clad sexually magnetic rock frontman, but underneath it all, he was a poetic, multifaceted and intensely sensitive man who struggled with the idea of success and the creative limits of pop. Extraordinary archive footage, personal home movies and intimate insights from Michael’s friends, lovers, band members, family, collaborators and Hutchence himself guide us through a trajectory from unconventional fractured childhood to a charismatic, turbulent and ultimately tragic public stardom. A feature-length theatrical documentary written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, director of many of Michael’s hit music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead.

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  • A must-watch for every INXS fan

    5
    By Welshy86
    A brilliant film with superb archive and added Kylie!
  • Doc

    1
    By Rightist he
    This got made into a documentary?
  • Don’t buy watch for free

    1
    By Nicewolf1977
    You can watch it on iPlayer for free.
  • Great documentary

    5
    By thelovers2010
    Watched this going over to NY, a great glimpse into a great front man. Some great never seen before footage from Kylie.
  • Heartfelt, touching and with great integrity

    5
    By kellyjane1977
    Heartfelt and touchingly directed by Michael’s friend Richard Lowenstein, Mystify is the documentary we have been waiting for, an accurate portrait of a rock legend, taken way too soon, painted with love and great integrity by those who knew him the best.
  • Legend!

    4
    By Boomjunkie
    lots of new behind the scenes footage, and some insights into the man from his previous partners. Nice to see Kylies contribution! (Really nice in fact!!). Also liked the MAX Q segment. We all know his story but this expands on it, fills in the blanks a bit. Would have loved to see more extras though, like some rare INXS performances etc? At the end, when the credits roll, you can’t help but feel a sadness because this extraordinary talent is no longer with us. RIP Hutch.
  • Mystify... thank you !

    5
    By Julesiebear
    I am so thankful to everyone involved in this film, especially Richard for getting the truth out about Michael and the amazing person he was. This film is beautiful and features all the people that love Michael especially the women in his life. I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to amazing tales of Michael’s life. I admit to being in tears by the end. The truth about his horrendous traumatic brain injury makes for difficult viewing a realise how hard life was for him. His struggle is evident in this film. Full of beautiful memories and I will no doubt watch it again and again now I have the DVD.
  • Powerful documentary and a fitting tribute

    5
    By PenarthPaul
    Providing surprisingly intimate insights into Michael’s life, it slso sets the record on his amazing talents. Few singers of the era can match his vocal range AND stage presence. Look for Searching at the Aria awards if in doubt. Met him briefly before his death and he was truly a kind, charming soul. A very good download.
  • The Greatest Of All Time

    5
    By Chris nicknameit
    RIP My Brother. 😔

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