Rockstarba is a documentary movie about a starsearch format that was bought to Finland by record company Äärilevy Oy. It’s a story of producer Christian von Bischmann and the winners and losers in the contest, their dreams and the harsh reality. The Rockstarba format has already spawned 3 hugely successful bands in it’s originating country Hungary and a lot of success stories in eastern and southern Europe. Now this dream is being brought to reality also in Finland. In the spirit of the 21st century, Christian von Bischmann believes that public starsearch would be the ideal way to find great charismatic musicians to this 80’s style of heavy metal bands. Handicapped with humble resources and plain bad luck, Christian works on with a poorly equipped documentary camera crew following him. After some complicated and colorful auditions Christian has a raw diamond in his hands. Although the road to success is a rocky one, the selected musicians live the rock ’n’ roll life to it’s fullest in their own styles. You know, it’s not easy to cut a diamond.

The first part of the Rockstarba trilogy was released on DVD in 2005 and the second part in 2007. The first DVD has been released also as international version with English menus and subtitles (+ Hungarian subtitles). The movies are also available for download in XviD-format (you will need XviD-codec installed to your computer for the movie to work). English subtitles can be downloaded for XviD-version to be used with media player which supports separate movie and subtitle files (e.g. BSplayer) or with dvd-player which supports MPEG4 (DivX or XviD) type of video. We advice to use torrent links listed on torrents-page when ever possible and if you download the movie using some p2p-software, please continue sharing the file after the download completes.

Legal mambojambo : The movie can be freely copied, distributed and performed for non-commercial purposes, commercial use requires a permission granted by the producers. The movie or parts of it shouldn't be used as part of other productions and the movie should be copied, distributed and performed in original format and length, reproduction requires always a permission from producers.

For the benefit of our English reading audience, we have collected the links to all of the English material at this site here. There is also an English discussion at the RockStarba Forum.

Rockstarba files
Trailer 2 in WMV format (Windows Media Video) - Medium Quality 10,9 MB Download here
Trailer in WMV format (Windows Media Video) - Medium Quality 8,6 MB Download here
Drummer Patu Taiminen in Ultramodern Drummer Magazine HTML View here
Guitar player Jamo Valimalli in Guitar Prayer Magazine HTML View here
Patu's School of Drumming in WMV format with English subtitles 39 MB Download here
Rockstarba The First - Complete movie in XviD format (FTP) 700 MB Download here
Rockstarba The First - Complete movie in XviD format (torrent) 700 MB Download here
Rockstarba The First - English subtitles for the movie (.srt format) 58 kB Download here
Rockstarba The First - Complete movie on DVD (.iso format) 4,35 GB Download here
Rockstarba The First - Streamable Google Video Varying Google Video
Make Kynänen's article about analog synthesizers HTML View here
Rockstarba The First - International DVD (.iso format) 4,35 GB Download here
Rockstarba The Second - Complete movie on DVD (.iso format) 4,34 GB Download here
Rockstarba The Second - Complete movie in XviD format (http)
700 MB Download here
Rockstarba The Second - Complete movie in XviD format (torrent)
700 MB Download here
Rockstarba The Second - English subtitles for the movie (.srt)
46 kB Download here
Patu's School of Drumming pt. 2 with English subtitles XviD
144 MB Download here
Patu's School of Drumming pt. 2 with English subtitles (stream)
Varying Google Video


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