This film documentary is the ultimate review and critical analysis of AC/DCs most influential and successful album. With the entire album dissected track by track, and with rare footage, band interviews and live performances all under the gaze of our panel of esteemed experts, this could be the most thorough exploration of this extraordinary band. It includes: Comment, Criticism and Insight from; engineer for Back In Black and Highway...Read More
Axl Rose - The Prettiest Star is the first ever documentary to reveal the true story of Axls life and career, from his earliest days growing up in Lafayette, Indiana, through his escape from abuse and neglect via music and onto his incredible success with Guns N Roses. The film continues by documenting Axls more recent activities including the recording of the eagerly anticipated Chinese Democracy album. It includes previously unseen ...Read More
He's reigned as the "King of the Blues" since the early '50s, yet B.B. King continues to wear the crown with dignity and class. This outstanding performance was recorded at the Trump Marina Hotel on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. B.B. delivers the goods on classics. This performance once again confirms that B.B. King is an American institution who deserves his rightful place among other American music icons such as Johnny Cash, Ray C...Read More
Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound is the first feature-length documentary about the legendary improv / noise group Borbetomagus. Filmmaker Jef Mertens brings a raw, urgent, and unpolished vision focusing on a band that has spent almost four decades defining and redefining not just their music, but the boundaries of music itself. Band members Don Dietrich, Donald Miller, and Jim Sauter tell their story with the help of artists, writers,...Read More
Brian Wilson Songwriter 1962 - 1969 is a documentary film in which the rich tapestry of music written and produced by this brilliant 20th century composer is investigated and reviewed. With the main feature running at over three hours in length across two discs, the songs Brian wrote for and recorded with The Beach Boys during the 1960s are here re-assessed.
From the beginning, LA punk band the Circle Jerks were rooted in controversy. Formed by ex members of Black Flag and Red Cross (now Redd Kross) in late 1979, the band came to encapsulate the image, sound and energy of California Hardcore Punk. Filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) mixes in-depth interviews, rare live footage and historical perspective to illustrate the story of one of the most influential ...Read More
The definitive '69 to '71 era David Bowie documentary film. his film documents Bowie's career from the start, but focuses most notably on the period during which he made his second album (initially, simply called David Bowie but later re-christened Space Oddity to avoid confusion with his debut), his third, the critically acclaimed Man Who Sold The World and the pinnacle of his pre-Ziggy career, Hunky Dory.
"From a stage super-heated by over-the-top, rock 'n roll cliche lighting, DEVO faced a sea of Asian Gen X'ers in a 100 degree plus fahrenheit venue in the bowels of Tokyo, Japan. The crowd was swathed in bootlegged energy domes and DEVO T's, mouthing the lyrics to songs we wrote when most of them were loading their diapers with UNi-colored poo. Maybe it was a "Beautiful World" after all!" - Gerry Casale. Track list: That's Good, Girl ...Read More
Go behind the scene of Elton John's greatest music videos, with original interviews with Elton and Russel Mulcahy. - This episode features pop sensation and gay icon Elton John. Known for his overtly flamboyant style, Elton John has been a significant force in the art of music videos since the early 1970s when he released the video for 'Your Song.' He says he 'loathes' his videos, but has appeared in most of them. New interviews with ...Read More
In August 1969, to the dismay of many fans, Frank Zappa disbanded the original Mothers of Invention. Feeling constrained by the musical abilities of certain members, he cleaned the slate and set about assembling a new group. Hand-picking superior talent from a variety of musical genres, by 1970 the second incarnation of the band was unleashed. This film focuses on the sophomore Mothers, looking too at the very different projects that ...Read More
On 'Iron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast' we go behind the music to discover what it took for this unlikely group of headbangers to remain Kings of the metal scene for over two decades (and counting!). Packed with interviews this documentary brings the full story of how this unlikely group became metal legends.
Back in 1976, nobody really knew that there was an old wave of British Heavy Metal. But within 2 years of their formation, Iron Maiden had spearheaded what came to be abbreviated the NWOBHM, and as with punk the year before, a new generation of Rock musicians bought in a new wave of the genre - and in the process made loud, raw, heavy rock the global phenomenon it is today. For the first time this film investigates this New Wave - the...Read More
The Legendary Band, Jane's Addiction performs their 2X Platinum Alt-Rock Masterpiece Album in it's entirety, along with the bands biggest hits- igniting the stage at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, during the bands 2015/2016 Silver Spoon Anniversary Tour to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the bands Groundbreaking Album.
This film includes exclusive and previously unseen film footage and in-depth interviews with those that worked closely with Hendrix during his career, including family members who have never spoken before, childhood friends, producers and other musicians. Jimi Hendrix - By Those Who Knew Him Best tells the complete and unauthorised story of the greatest guitarist to have emerged during the Rock Era. A must for any fans collection.
Ten years in the making, KISS Loves You is a film that began back in 1994 when the band KISS was at a career low and KISS fans around the world were starting tribute bands, uniting at unofficial KISS Conventions and growing increasingly more nostalgic for the 70's era classic KISS line-up. The zeitgeist exhibited at these conventions was not lost on the band and in 1996 they responded, rising up like a grease painted phoenix into a ne...Read More
It begins with early and rare back stage dressing room footage where the band is putting on make up, and a good conversation from ACE and Stanley arises. Also featured is an AJ Hammer interview looking back on KISSTORY aspects, a 20-minute press conference with the band from 1996, a MAD TV advert for KISS toys, surprise TV appearances by KISS, a KISS documentary, footage from Ace's birthday party at a bowling alley in 1996, and Ace's ...Read More
This fourteen song musical retrospective from Graz, Austria 2003 represents the great career of the one-and-only Lydia Lunch. No other artist of the 20th century has fought, forged, punched, and sculpted their own artistic vision in such a uniquely original way. Defying categorization, Lydia Lunch actively has conquered new territories, and has gained international recognition for the innovative quality of her work. This DVD is pro...Read More
This retrospective of Lydia Lunchs musical collaborations from 1978-2006 is an incredible representation of her approach to art. Hailed by the Boston Phoenix as one of the 10 most influential performers of the 90s, no other artist of the 20th century has fought, forged, punched, and sculpted their own artistic vision in such a uniquely original way. Defying categorization, Lunch actively has conquered new territories, and has gained i...Read More
In-depth documentary tracing the enormous range of artists and genres Neil has drawn inspiration from. This film traces the astonishing musical journey of Neil Young from the day he first heard Elvis to his most recent offerings, via the above named and numerous others who assisted in his creation of, arguably, the finest body of work to emerge during the rock era.
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock presents the history of punk rock in the U.S. through the eyes of six of the first punk rockers. Their story has been characterized by a unique view of the world, and attempts to convey this view have not always been embraced by industry leaders. Footage of performances and interviews provide an in-depth examination of this genre, and eye-catching graphics lend a suitable backdrop. The individual rockers di...Read More
SCENESTERS captures the moment in time when Punk, Glam, Hard Rock, Alternative, Garage, and Metal all collided and meshed in Los Angeles in the mid 80s. Featured are the first-hand accounts of people who were completely submerged in the culture... People who changed the rules of fashion, set the scene, and made Melrose Ave ground zero for bands like Guns N Roses ,Jane's Addiction, and The Red Chili Peppers. This ushered in a lifestyle...Read More
Ninko, a diligent young Buddhist monk, has a serious problem: women (and some men) find him sexually irresistible. After a troubling encounter with a naked masked woman, he sets out on a journey to purify himself of these sexual advances and haunting fantasies. One day, he arrives in a village decimated by a rapacious mountain Goddess, Yama-Onna, who seduces and kills all the men of the valley... whereby Ninko has met his match. This ...Read More
There were two TV Party Heavy Metal Shows: one taped at the Mudd Club, now lost, and this live studio sequel featuring a "Mock Penis Envy" backdrop by Jean-Michel Basquiat, and a guitar line up of Chris Stein, Lenny Ferrari, Patrick Geoffrois of the Contortions, plus Glenn, Basquiat, Snuky Tate and Walter Steding on guitar and vocals, and Bradley Field on electronic drums. As Glenn and Walter send up rock clichés and discuss the natur...Read More
Not always credited with such, Mick Jagger has been equally as pivotal to the Rolling Stones as his songwriting partner and bandmate for almost 50 years. Indeed the differences in style, character and philosophy between Mick and Keith, make for probably the greatest union - albeit often far from harmonious - in the history of popular music. This documentary film concentrates on Jagger's life and career both within and without the Ston...Read More
The Smiths - Under Review is a 90 minute documentary film covering the full story and music of The Smiths. It features rare musical performances, videos, TV appearances, interviews with the band, and expert comment and review from an esteemed panel of experts. This film is the first of its kind in documenting the history of one of the most important band of the 1980s. It includes contributions from; producers Stephen Street, John Port...Read More
This documentary film examines, dissects and all but lobotomizes the wealth of music, literature, theatre and film that have assisted in creating Waits' legendary genius and, results in hand, reviews the life and career of Tom Waits from this fascinating and rarely identified viewpoint.