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    This version of the deluxe DVD comes inside a 72-page replica of Tessa Pollitt’s scrapbook, that contains dozens of contemporary reviews, interviews and news items from the likes of Sounds, NME, Melody Maker and Zig Zag, not to mention various horrified tabloids! There’s also numerous gig fliers and colour photographs documenting this unique band....
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    Born in Germany, Conny Plank was one of the most innovative sound experimentalists, producing recordings that revolutionized music that still is as valid as ever. In the 70s and 80s, artists such as Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Gianna Nannini, Ultravox and the Eurythmics queued to record in Conny Plank’s studio, a farmhouse near Cologne. Producer,...
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    Featuring interviews with Bowie and those close to him, including his producer Tony Visconti, the programme chronicles the two years Bowie lived in a Berlin apartment with Iggy Pop in the late '70s and examines the trilogy of albums he made during his time there.
    Follows Basquiat’s life pre-fame and how New Your City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became.
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    Alternating between interviews, archive footage, period films with friends, photographs, paintings by the artist, negatives and images of the city, Vecchiet's chronology mirrors the pace and dazzling success of the painter during this electric period in 80s New York.
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    Some of the best music ever written and it was never made available to the public Library Music was composed and recorded specifically as an 'off the shelf' option for use in Film, Broadcasts and Advertising. It was cheaper than commissioning a composer to score a soundtrack and music was written to cover every genre, every instrument and every atmosphere. The...
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    Liz Garbus directs this documentary examining the life and music of legendary American singer Nina Simone. Featuring rare live performance footage and archive interviews, the film also includes insight from the likes of Stanley Crouch and Dick Gregory.
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    The film tells the story of the young women pioneers of the mid-70's punk era from a female point of view and runs from the inception of the group in 1976 to its end in 2010 (coinciding with the death of lead vocalist, ari up). it includes interviews with don letts (former group manager and punk documentarian), viv albertine (guitarist), ari up (vocalist),...
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    Robert Mugge directs this film about jazz-funk musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron. Featuring footage of Scott-Heron performing live at the Wax Museum nightclub in Washington D.C., the film looks at how the spoken word performer influenced the modern generation of hip hop, rap and R&B artists.
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    Musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode Sami continues his journey in to Brazil.
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    Documentary about English singer-songwriter David Bowie featuring a collection of interviews with the iconic rock star from throughout his career.
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    Pink Floyd1971A Period Of TransitionSmokin
    Documentary about English rock band Pink Floyd which focuses particularly on their success during 1971. The programme features performance footage and interviews with the band members and those who worked with them.
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    Biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. Directed by photographer Anton Corbijn, who took some of Joy Division's most iconic pictures, this film is inspired by the book 'Touching From A Distance' written by Curtis' widow, Deborah, who is played here by Samantha Morton. It tells the story of how Curtis (Sam Riley), married to Deborah at a young age,...
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    Documentary which focuses on Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett and tells the story of his life, work and time with the band.
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    MapplethorpeLook At The PicturesA Film by Fenton Bailey & Randy BarbatoDogwoof Digital
    Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato direct this documentary on the life of controversial artist Robert Mapplethorpe who used photography to examine and explore sadomasochism and male genitalia. In complete contrast to his conservative upbringing in a suburban Catholic family, Mapplethorpe became known for the production of his provocative images throughout...
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    Documentary profile of New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. At 80-years-old, Cunningham still maintains a lively passion for street photography, charity work and his fashion column in the New York Times, which has a devoted following among fashionistas including Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who is a contributor to the film. For an afficionado...
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    NasTime Is IllmaticA Film by One9 & Erik ParkerDogwoof Digital
    Documentary detailing the creative process and cultural significance of American rapper Nas's highly-praised and seminal 1994 album 'Illmatic'. The film includes contributions from Nas himself, as well as Busta Rhymes and Alicia Keys among others, to gain an insight into the album's creation, its ongoing influence in the rap scene, and its thematic...
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    Stanley Nelson directs this documentary that chronicles the history of the Black Panther Party. From their formation in 1966 in Oakland, California, the film follows the revolutionary African-American group's rise throughout the '60s and '70s and features interviews with former members, FBI members and street police officers that clashed with the party,...
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    Documentary that examines the period David Bowie spent living in Berlin in the 1970s. Overworked and struggling with drug addiction, Bowie headed to Berlin in 1975 for relief from the stresses of LA life. He lived with Iggy Pop, who was in a similarly dishevelled state. Nonetheless, Bowie produced a series of albums in Berlin that arguably rank among...
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    Documentary on the life of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba. Makeba, known affectionately as Mama Africa, helped popularise African music worldwide and achieved particular success in America, winning a Grammy Award and reaching number 12 in the Billboard Chart with her song, 'Pata Pata'. However, the singer did not forget about her roots. Though...
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    Documentary about American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan featuring interviews, home movies, song clips and live performances. Among the songs included in the programme are 'Blowin' in the Wind', 'The Times They Are a-Changin'' and 'Just Like a Woman'.
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    Documentary about the recording studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Director Greg Camalier travels to the landmark and explains how material recorded here has been an integral part of pop music from the 1950s until now. Founded by Rick Hall, FAME Studios was known as a place where black and white musicians would come together despite the racial tension...
    Rock collossi Led Zeppelin are captured live at Madison Square Garden in 1976. As well as interviews with band members and glimpses of backstage shenanigans, the film features definitive versions of 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Whole Lotta Love', 'Dazed and Confused' and many more.
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    Lee Scratch PerryVision Of ParadiseA Film By Volker Schaner
    A thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it’s not a biography but rather a fairytale documentary! The director followed Lee Perry for 15 years and discovered a story that is almost impossible to believe: a revelation, told about and with one of the major protagonists of contemporary...
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    Jim Jarmusch directs this rock documentary featuring Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse on tour in 1996. As well as concert performances, Jarmusch includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews filmed between 1976 and 1986. Tracks include 'Like a Hurricane', 'Tonight's the Night' and 'Chief Crazy Horse'.Longtime Neil Young producer, the late David...
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    Paul McGrath documentary focussing on John and Yoko's famous 'Bed-In for peace' at the Queen Elisabeth Hotel, Montreal in May and June 1969. After spending their honeymoon conducting the first of their anti-Vietnam war Bed-Ins at the Amsterdam Hilton, John and Yoko decided to try to repeat the process in another location. Refused entry to the U.S.on...
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    By coincidence rather than by design the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann makes a sensational discovery in the spring of 1943. In the year the Atom bomb was built, this substance- LSD - was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our framework of time and space upside down and ultimately change the modern world....
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    Jazz guitar legend George Benson demonstrates chord substitutions, turnarounds, the West Montgomery style, his signature scat-style singing on 'This Masquerade' and soloing over the famous 'On Broadway' vamp. Also included are several virtuoso solo jazz and blues guitar performances by Benson, plus an intro by jazz and blues guitarist Woody Mann.
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    As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, three women performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever. Filmed over the course of...
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    This DVD features rare and unseen ITN archive footage of the Fab Four as they made pop history. Wherever they went ITN followed. Allowing a fascinating insight into their amazing rise to fame and overwhelming success. Footage of this unique DVD includes. The Beatles arrival in America and the start of their US invasion. The Ballad of John...
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    Crossfire Hurricane, directed by Brett Morgen, is released as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations of The Rolling Stones. This superb new film tells the story of the Stones unparalleled journey from blues obsessed teenagers in the early sixties to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of The Rolling Stones have been newly interviewed...
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    Documentary detailing the highs and lows of the career of British rock band The Who. The film-makers speak with surviving band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend who discuss the group's origins and influences and how they have gone on to become rock legends in spite of the excesses and tragedies which have plagued them over the years.
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    Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art & culture by filmmaker and photographer Leah Gordon. Gordon’s photography book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’ was published by Soul Jazz Records/Books in 2010....
    Documentary about Brazilian football. Following seven young players, the film examines that special quality known as 'Ginga' that Brazilians develop as a result of the passionate culture they grow up in; an attribute which ultimately gives footballers the edge over those from other nations.
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    Documentary about the life and death of Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna. The film charts Senna's career from his Formula One debut in the mid-1980s to his tragic death in a crash on the San Marino Grand Prix racing track in 1994, which was being watched live on television by 300 million people. Interviewees...
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    Documentary telling the story of two boys from the Brazilian slums ('favelas') who dream of becoming professional surfers. Best friends Fabio (13) and Naama (12) have grown up in Favela do Pavao, an enormous slum near Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The boys spend as much time as they can surfing on their favourite beach, and dream of winning the...
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    Collection of five documentaries, together known as 'The Victoria Line Reports', produced between 1961 and 1968 by British Transport Films. The footage follows the building of London Underground's Victoria line from the development stages to the opening ceremony. Region 2 (UK/Europe)
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    Electronic artist Mordant Music provides a new soundtrack for this collection of public information films. Among the documentary shorts, which come from the Central Office of Information archives, are 'Illusions', 'AIDS - Iceberg' and 'Sea in Their Blood'. Region 2 (UK/Europe)
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    In its heyday London was Britain's premier port. The Port of London Authority (PLA) controlled 94 miles of the tidal Thames, presiding over the great dock systems and hundreds of wharves. The six films featured here capture London's Docklands in all their glory from the 1920s to the 1950s.'The Royal River' (1953) provides a record of the Thames...
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    A collection of short information films made by the Central Office of Information (COI) throughout the latter half of the 20th century. This fourth volume in the series focuses on health, safety and welfare. Films included are: 'Thirty Miles an Hour' (1949), 'A Moment's Reflection' (1968), 'Highway Code - Woodenhead' (1949), 'Too Close for Comfort'...
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    In its heyday London was Britain's premier port. The Port of London Authority (PLA) controlled 94 miles of the tidal Thames, presiding over the great dock systems and hundreds of wharves. The five films featured here capture London's Dockland's in all their glory from the 1940s to the 1970s. 'Thames Port' celebrates new developments including containerisation...
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    A series of four films from the Metropolitan Police archive reflecting the work of the police in London during the 1970s. 'Police Station' is a dramatised account of a day at inner city police station Gypsy Hill, 'Thames Patrol' follows the work of the riverside police, 'Eight Feet Tall' joins the mounted police as they select a new intake, and 'Without...
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    Documentary that traces the London Underground from its conception up to the present day, including rare archive of the tunnels being built and the Metropolitan Line, the first operational line on the network. Region 2 (UK/Europe)
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    Collection of archive footage giving an insight into life in London in the 1920s. The collection comprises 12 short films which look at the diversity of the capital city while including shots of famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London, as well as some of the lesser known areas. Region 2 (UK/Europe)
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    At its peak London was Britain's leading port.The Port of London Authority (PLA) controlled nearly 70 miles of the tidal Thames as well as the great dock systems and countless wharfs. These four films capture the glory and splendour of London's Docklands from the 1920s to the 1960s. 'Waters of Time' features some fine aerial footage of the Docklands...
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    John Akomfrah directs this documentary about cultural theorist Stuart Hall. The film examines Hall's life and his journey from student to prominent theorist. He determined that one's position in society is dependent upon a variety of factors which are constantly changing. As the documentary explores these factors it looks back through the decades...
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    Documentary about the history of London from filmmaker Julien Temple. Beginning in the early 20th century and covering up to the winning bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the film looks at how the city has been changed by its people, including its many immigrants, from musicians and artists to politicians and rebels, and includes input from citizens,...
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    Film made about Lloyd Barnes's Bullwackie Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Shot in the early eighties and featuring Sugar Minott, Milton Henry, The Lovejoys, Ras Clifton. Please note this DVD was dubbed straight from video.
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    An in-depth documentary that looks at the world of coffee and the problems of global trade whilst following an Ethiopian farmer trying to sell his coffee to supermarkets in the US and the UK. 'Black Gold' exposes the truth behind each cappuccino and demands that each of us wake up and smell the coffee... Region 2 (UK/Europe)
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