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The ap­pro­pri­ately named Hype! chron­i­cles Seat­tle’s fa­bled mu­sic scene from its ’80s un­der­ground be­gin­nings through its over­ex­posed early ’90s hey­day. All the key fig­ures are cov­ered in this 1996 doc — there’s even footage of the first-ever per­for­mance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” But it was direc­tor Doug Pray’s in­ter­est in the way the scene was ex­ploited — and the ways it fought back — that have made the movie, on Blu-ray for the first time, a clas­sic.


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