Daft Punk Unchained Documentary Trailer

Daft Punk Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, is new documentary that tells the story of the French electronic duo, Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo).

The film highlights key moments of their story, from their first school band in Paris to their concert at Coachella festival in 2006 and their triumph at the 2014 Grammy Awards for the album Random Access Memories.

The documentary includes archives of radio interviews with Daft Punk, rare footage and exclusive interviews with their friends and collaborators from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.

The international release date for Daft Punk Unchained is to be announced.

13 thoughts on “Daft Punk Unchained Documentary Trailer

  1. I may be on the outs on this…

    But sometimes I feel that I am on the only person who really doesn’t like Daft Punk all that much.

    I’m not saying that I don’t respect them as artists, and they are clearly talented. But try as I might I just can’t get into them! I don’t get the appeal.

    1. “But sometimes I feel that I am on the only person who really doesn’t like Daft Punk all that much.”

      How is that possible when every time they’re mentioned on Synthtopia they get reamed?

      I could take or leave most of what they do, but their soundtrack for the last Tron movie was one of the best electronic scores of the last few years.

      1. But this has Kanye in it…..it’s gotta be good isn’t he the King of Music or something.

        Maybe he’s just in here saying that Beyonce should have won their Grammy.

      2. Yes, but Joseph Trapanese played a huge role in the music. IMO, you don’t orchestrate and arrange for 2 years without also doing some writing… From wiki:
        “Daft Punk’s score was arranged and orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese,[8] who stated he is a fan of Daft Punk as a duo and as solo artists. The band collaborated with him for two years on the score, from pre-production to completion. “

  2. They have just moved further and further towards money making ventures (like this) and that last album is incredibly sexist. Just party mentality I agree with the term used above “drivel”. The “revenge of the nerds” of the 21st century.

    I still love the main theme for tron, and some of their work from discovery back. I think they did fun and interesting stuff back then. Veridis quo is one of my fave tracks of all time, I’m a sucker for arpeggio.

  3. Wonder if they will do the music for the new Tron Movie – Tron Destiny? I liked the Tron soundtrack – particularly ‘Son of Flynn’ (needs to be an extended mix done). I also do like Daft Punk in general. Some of their music I think I can leave, but the latest album was good in my view, Giorgio by Moroder was great.

  4. I think people love the idea of Daft Punk more than anything else. And I honestly love their old stuff like harder, better, faster, stronger , da funk, something about us etc and even the Tron soundtrack was kinda awesome, but I am really not very into their new album Randon access memories. I think the whole masked, robot thing is what is so iconic and appealing to the masses, cause well it is an awesome idea. The music they make ends up being an experience of sorts to the listeners. The moment you listen to a daft punk song your brain relates that music to those 2 cool robots, and you feel cool because of it.

    1. Exactly! While I’ll listen to a Daft Punk album on rainy nights as I’m nodding out to sleep and it’s nice, for the most part the idea of the robots is what I really like. The production is really nice and they’re super creative guys, but I don’t exactly love the music they make. It’s entertaining as a whole idea.

      I’m pretty sure in interviews they’ve said themselves that the robot persona thing is important to their success because otherwise they’re just “two ugly guys making music” and it helps them stand out.

      Still, I can listen to any Daft Punk album and have a good time if I’m in the right mood, I’ll watch this documentary for sure.

  5. This is so subculture. Anything that’s popular and succesful, we gotta slam. Can’t admit it’s just plain great and awesome. Gotta have an educated opinion that only comes from acquired taste. Daft Punk is a great band and you all know it. Now go listen to your Avicii playlist, cause you know you want to.

  6. I like a lot of Daft Punk’s music, but I’m very bored by movies or videos about musicians and most other artists. There’s never really anything that interesting about it. The person/group has talent, works hard, stays true to their own style, and with some luck they are successful…. ok, so what? It’s just the same story over and over. I’m glad for them, but who cares?

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