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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