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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),...
John Scheinfeld writes and directs this documentary charting the life and career of John Coltrane. with contributions from fellow musicians such as Carlos Santana, Sonny Rollins and Kamasi Washington.
Tamara Dobson plays Cleopatra Jones, an undercover narcotics agent, charged with bringing down the infamous drugs trafficker "Mommy" (Shelly Winters) after she retaliates against the law for the destruction of her Turkish poppy field crop. Produced during the golden age of blaxploitation cinema, with music by J.J. Johnson and vocals by Joe Simon and...
Well documented story of Roberta Flacks musical career and talent ...
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band played their first and last performance at the Sweet Toronto Peace Festival in 1969 that featured Yoko Ono, famed guitarist Eric Clapton and renown musicians Klaus Voorman (bass) and Alan White (drums). This classic film captures John Lennon in the only performance with the Plastic Ono Band.
Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June 2009.
By 1993, Nirvana was in a state of disarray. Having kick-started the grunge phenomenon two years earlier, the band were now keen to return to their roots. The extraordinary music which resulted from this impulse was the most punk-rock the band ever recorded. 'Nirvana - In Utero; A Classic Album Under Review' is a documentary film which revisits and...
Dionne Warwick is at her best . This is vintage Dionne
Elvis' life has been well documented, especially since his untimely death in 1977, but the Missing Years Collection offers a unique and important insight into the private man behind the icon.This two disc set – DVD & CD – is accompanied by a 32 page booklet.
15-year-old high school student William Miller (Patrick Fugit) has just won the chance to write a story about Stillwater, an up-and-coming rock band, for Rolling Stone magazine. So he joins the band on tour, makes friends with lead guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and groupie Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), and gets himself a ringside seat for some...
A must for any fan's collection, 'Outkast - Psychedelic Funk Soul Brothers' goes behind the scenes and tells the story of this hip-hop act and reveals what has inspired them to create their unique sound.
Frank Sinatra - His Life and Times [DVD]
This two disc set, comprising a DVD documentary film charting The Strokes journey from their roots in NYC to the world class reputation they enjoy today, plus a CD interview disc containing over an hour of exclusive chat with the lads themselves on which they wax lyrical on just about everything they feel passionate about. Elegantly presented in six...
Four-part adaptation of Phyllis Shand Allfrey's novel about colonialism in Dominica. The tale is narrated by Lally, who reflects on a life spent in the household of a formerly wealthy colonial family comprised of Master, Madam and their children. Directed by Horace Ove (who directed "Pressure" and "Playing Away"
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.
Cynthia Mort writes and directs this biographical drama starring Zoe Saldana as legendary musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone. With her career at a crossroads and her struggles with alcoholism and financial problems taking their toll on her mental health, an unstable Nina is committed to a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital after threatening...
Erotic shocker by cult director Jess Franco featuring a jazz score by Manfred Mann. James Darren stars as Jimmy Logan, a jazz trumpeter in the throes of a breakdown who is sucked into a perverse mire of pyscho-sexual horror after finding the dead body of a girl he had watched being stripped and whipped the previous evening at a party. Now Jimmy, along...
A profile of the jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, tracing his musical development from his roots in the black church. In addition to extensive footage of Coltrane in performance, there are interviews with fellow saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Jimmy Heath.
The 'Godfather of Soul' is captured live at Monterey, California in January 1979, performing some of his best known tracks such as 'Get Up Offa That Thing', 'Sex Machine' and 'Please, Please, Please'.
Classic musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. In 1927, Don Lockwood (Kelly, who co-directs) has worked his way up from being a song-and-dance man with partner Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor) to become a top movie star. His on-screen partner, Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), who believes that Don loves her for real, needs to...
Oliver Stone directs this film biography of Jim Morrison, lead singer of the celebrated 1960s rock group The Doors. It traces the group's road to success, from their first rehearsal sessions through to their sell-out live concerts, and follows Morrison on the self-destructive path which would eventually take him to an early death. Starring Val Kilmer...
Sci-fi action adventure sequel to the 1982 film 'Tron'. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is the rebellious technological whizzkid son of leading video-game developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). After his father mysteriously disappears, Sam finds himself pulled into the dangerous virtual world that his father has been inhabiting for the past 20 years. Along...
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,...
Live performance from the British rockers The Rolling Stones. This footage shows the band performing live at Oxford's Marquee Club in 1971, shortly after the completion of their UK tour. The tracks featured include 'I Got the Blues', 'Midnight Rambler', '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' and 'Brown Sugar'.
Documentary which focuses on Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett and tells the story of his life, work and time with the band.
Steve McQueen stars in this classic drama directed by Norman Jewison. The story follows self-made property developer Thomas Crown (McQueen) who masterminds a successful billion-dollar bank job, even though he has no need of the money. Beautiful insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway) begins to look into the case and instinctively picks...
Bob Geldof plays Pink, a burned out rock star holed up in a Los Angeles hotel. He reminisces on his life, from his wartime birth to his present circumstances. The film contains no dialogue; rather the narrative is carried by the Pink Floyd soundtrack and the Gerald Scarfe animation
Don Cheadle directs and stars as Miles Davis in this biopic about the influential jazz musician. The film begins in the late 1970s during a dark and troubled time of Davis's life in which, after giving up performing, he mostly lived as a recluse in his Upper West Side apartment in New York. When insistent reporter Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor) from Rolling...
Gordon Parks was born with, he says, a stubborn need to be somebody. Though Parks is remembered most notably as a photographer and filmmaker, on his enthralling climb to fame between 1944 and 1978 he was successful in many pursuits, including journalism, poetry, and music. It was not always an easy journey, but by thirty-six he had overcome many obstacles...
Derek Jarman's second feature transports Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) through time from 1578 to 1978, where she sees what has become of her once glorious kingdom: law and order have broken down, punks roam the streets, decay and desolation eat away at the basic fabric of society. With a cast featuring the likes of Adam Ant and Toyah Wilcox, a vivid...
Mid-1960s comedy adventure based on Peter O'Donnell's comic strip. When former crime boss and sassy spy Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti) is recruited by the British intelligence services to help prevent a diamond heist by a notorious international gang led by Gabriel (Dirk Bogarde), she quickly realises that she has been set up - and responds by recruiting...
Critically-acclaimed Russian arthouse feature from the Soviet era. The film covers the life of the 18th century Armenian poet Arutiun Sayadin (Sofiko Chiaureli), also known as Sayat Nova. He began as a carpet weaver's apprentice, then became a court minstrel and finally an archbishop. The film's director Paradjanov was imprisoned in 1974 and on his...
American action drama starring Pam Grier. Model-turned-photographer Friday Foster (Grier) is at Los Angeles airport to record the arrival of millionaire Blake Tarr (Thalmus Rasulala), the country's wealthiest African American, when she witnesses three men attempting to assassinate him. Photographing the melee, Foster teams up with private eye Colt Hawkins...
Disney's classic first venture into the field of computer-generated animation. Whizz-kid computer programmer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) tries to hack into the ENCOM computer system, but his efforts are continually frustrated by the Master Control Program. One night he is actually transported into the system, where he again comes up against the oppressive...
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