Super Duper Alice Cooper is the first ever ‘doc opera’, a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera that will cement forever the legend of Alice Cooper.
The documentary gives us the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock ‘n’ roll Mr Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre.
From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, audiences will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s souls. Alice’s story is told not only by the man himself, but through exclusive interviews with members of the original Alice Cooper band, Elton John, Iggy Pop, John Lydon and Dee Snider.
The ‘doc opera’ combines audio interviews with a bounty of Alice Cooper archive footage. Concerts, TV appearances, movie cameos, newspaper headlines, magazine spreads and other visual elements have been cut out, layered and collaged like a cinematic View-Master. Alongside the hits that defined an era, overlooked gems of Alice Cooper’s oeuvre have been dug up and melded into montages that soundtrack his life. Footage from old scary movies serves as allegories for Alice’s madness.
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