This is a film of the 'Billion Dollar Babies' show filmed in Dallas (April 28th) and Houston, Texas (April 29th) in 1973. It was in limited release in the theaters back in the mid-70's, directed by Joe Gannon and produced by Penthouse magazine. The working title was something like 'The People Vs. Alice Cooper' although some music papers made mention of the title 'Hard Hearted Alice'. The movie actually had it's premiere in Endicott, NY (a town a few miles from Binghamton) and Cottage Grove Drive In, Oregon, which was quite clever since Binghamton was the same city that had 'banned' the B$B concert from playing there. It was shot on 16mm and then blown up to 35mm which explains why it is looks so dark.
There are actually two versions of this film. The first features the live show interspersed with specially shot footage of the Cooper's performing comedy sketches including the classic footage of the band in white tie and tails performing 'The Lady Is A Tramp'. The second version replaces most of the sketches (but not 'The Lady...') with old movie newsreel footage and interview clips. This version was unofficially released in Germany in the mid-eighties but quickly vanished.
The original cut was the one with the sketches. They decided not to use that one and used the edit with the old movie clips. Eventually, the one with the sketches surfaced as well.
(Renfield, March 1997)
There is some footage of the filming of 'Good To See You Again' during the 'Home Movies' video that is in circulation (bootleg). The film is reputably from Michael Bruces collection and features the band during 1973.
Alice himself is hardly in the footage at all. A lot of it is your typical sight-seeing tourist home movies of scenery, countryside, museum, etc.. There is a little bit of *very* badly shot live stuff that is out of focus and hardly watchable. The most interesting thing may be the footage taken "behind the scenes" during 'Good To See You Again Alice Cooper', but is is shot REALLY far away so again not that interesting.
(Renfield, December 1996)
Finally Released on DVD!!!
Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper is one of the great lost rock films. The movie, which captures the original band lineup in the middle of the legendary 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour, has never before been available on home video or DVD.
Shout! Factory is proud to present the original cut of the film (including skits featuring the band) which was given a very limited theatrical run-mostly at midnight screenings-in the mid-'70s. This is the early cut, predating the Holywood version. Now available for the first time since the theatrical release, Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper boasts a new high-definition film transfer as well as a new Surround Sound mix created from the 16-track master tapes, plus a multitude of extras, including movie-length commentary by Alice himself. "The film that out grosses them all" as it was originally billed-is back, looking and sounding better than ever.
Track List: Hello, Hooray / Billion Dollar Babies / Elected / I'm Eighteen / Raped And Freezin' / No More Mr. Nice Guy / My Stars / Unfinished Sweet / Sick Things / Dead Babies / I Love The Dead / School's Out / Under My Wheels / The Lady Is A Tramp (studio)
. Audio Commentary by Alice Cooper
. Anamorphic Widescreen & 5.1 Surround Sound
. "Play concert only" viewing option
. Original Theatrical Trailer and Radio Spots
. Deleted Scene and Outtakes
. Easter Eggs
. Poster Gallery with Original Promotional Material
. Band Biographies
Release Date: 8th November 2005