by Various Artists

2.6K ratings
Price: $16.30
List Price: $16.98
You Save: $0.68 (4% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 2-4 business days
Only 1 copy left
Format:  DVD
item number:  6FW8V
Brand New
Different formats available:
Hype! (Blu-ray) for $20.80

DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 29, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: "Hype! 20 Years After" Featuring new interviews with members of Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and The Fastbacks, Record Producers Jack Endino and Steve Fisk, Manager Susan Silver, and Photographer Charles Peterson
    • New Audio Commentary by Director Doug Pray
    • Vintage Interviews and Performances
    • Peter Bagge's Animated Short, "Hate"
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Featured: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by , &
Produced by , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh92%

Total Count: 0
Superb sound and image quality and a complex, intelligent perspective help make HYPE! An engaging as well as thoughtful chronicle of the Seattle rock scene...
Jan 29, 1996
...A smart, ironic documentary....HYPE! charts the rise of grunge and its enormous impact on the Seattle scene...
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 31, 1997

Product Description:

A clever chronicle of the commodification of the Pacific Northwest's celebrated "grunge" rock scene, whose members were lifted out of underground obscurity and propelled into the national spotlight--sometimes to their surprise--after the major-label success of the seminal grunge-pop trio Nirvana. Features rare interviews and performances from the gamut of grungesters, from the candy-pop stylings of The Posies to the rage rock of riot grrrls 7 Year Bitch and the country-punk swaggering of the Supersuckers.

Plot Synopsis:

Filmed over a 3-1/2 year period, "Hype!" takes a close, hard look at Seattle's "grunge" music scene, from its origins in the basements of young musicians in the 1980s to its worldwide popularity in the early 1990s, thanks largely to Nirvana's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Interviews and performance footage of Seattle musicians (both famous and unknown), provide insight into the history of grunge, most notably its effect on the music industry, and its exploitation by the media.


Production Notes:

  • Shown at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Released theatrically in New York City November 8, 1996.
  • Additional credits: Lisa Dutton and Pete Vogt (co-producers); Joan Zapata (editor).
  • Other music bands featured include The Posies, 7 Year Bitch, Flop, Love Battery, The Melvins.
  • The film was shot over a 3 1/2 year period.

Similar Products


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 47,606
  • UPC: 826663178517
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm, Weekends: 11am-7pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (Eastern Time)