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    This book is the bomb! The bible on black action films! Hidden behind the minimal cover is the most complete collection of Black Action Films ever made. Synopsis and analysis of every film ever made. This was the inspiration for our own Can You Dig It? album on Soul Jazz Records - so now you know! Is it black enough for you? It's a mother, damn right. Super-rare...
    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.
    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...
    Documentary narrated by Samuel L Jackson based on James Baldwin's book documenting race in America and the death of his close friends Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers.
    NB: Region 1 (USA) NTSC Only - You need to play this on your computer or have region-free dvd player.
    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...
    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.
    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...
    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"
    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.
    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...
    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...
    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'.
    A documentary record of the free Rolling Stones concert which took place in Hyde Park on 5th July 1969, two days after the death of guitarist Brian Jones. Includes interview footage and a number of classic performances.
    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...
    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...
    Thriller starring the late Tupac Shakur in which the attempt of four young black men to gain street cred through an armed robbery backfires. Bishop (Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Raheem (Khalil Kain) and Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) are a group of friends growing up in the tough New York neighbourhood of Harlem. One day, tired of harassment from police and a...
    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...
    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...
    Director, writer and producer Spike Lee's film about the life of the controversial black leader Malcolm X, who emerged from the streets to become a powerful voice for the black rights movement in America. The film follows X (Denzel Washington) from his days as a Harlem pusher, through his conversion to Islam in prison, his pilgrimage to Mecca and finally...
    John Travolta stars in this 1970s drama about a young man who dreams of a better life. Tony (Travolta) is a Brooklyn roughneck stuck in a dead-end job as a salesman in a paint shop. He lives for Saturday night down at the disco where his stylish dancing has made him something of a local hero. But Tony wants more than his small world can offer. Through...
    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,...
    Writer-director Quentin Tarantino's feature debut, an examination of the aftermath of a jewellery robbery which has gone violently wrong, is widely regarded as a milestone of independent filmmaking. Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi are amongst the stars making up the team of robbers who meet at a warehouse after the failed heist and attempt...
    This 1970 documentary follows the Rolling Stones on an American tour culminating in a free concert at the Altamont Speedway, where Hell's Angels were seconded as stage security - with disastrous results. A rare glimpse at the dark side of the 1960s. 
    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...
    Pam Grier stars as a private investigator in this action feature. The film follows tough detective Sheba Shayne (Grier) as she leaves Chicago to help her father in Louisville who is being threatened by thugs. Back in her hometown, Sheba is joined by her former partner Brick (Austin Stoker) as she tries to uncover the reasons behind her father's harassment...
    Jonathan Demme records Talking Heads performing live on their 1984 'Stop Making Sense' tour. Tracks include 'Psycho Killer', 'Heaven', 'Burning Down the House', 'Once in a Lifetime' and 'Girlfriend is Better'. 
    David Bowie at his glam-rock best. This 1973 concert-turned-film encapsulates the era of glam-rock - it is kitsch, colourful, over-the-top, flirts with gender and sexuality and reflects high living and excess. The playlist includes classic Bowie tracks such as 'Changes' 'Space Oddity', 'Time' and 'Suffragette City'.
    This documentary about pub rock band Dr Feelgood is director Julien Temple's third film in his trilogy on 1970s British music. Formed in Canvey Island in 1971, Dr Feelgood released their first track 'Roxette' three years later and went on to find UK chart success during the mid to late '70s. The film features input from, among others, Joe...
    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...
    The return of renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino after an absence of 6 years. Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, one-fifth of a team of assassins called DiVAS. When she decides to get married and leave the outfit her boss, Bill (David Carradine), is not a happy man and gets her former colleagues to show up at the wedding; leaving behind a blood bath...
    In 1964 the biggest band on the planet made their big screen debut with A Hard Day s Night, a groundbreaking film that presented a typical day in the life of The Fab Four as they tried to outrun screaming fans, find Paul s mischievous grandfather, deal with a stressed TV producer and make it to the show on time. Directed with unrelenting verve by...
    DVD + CD! superb live album, recorded in San Quentin prison in front of an enthusiastic crowd of criminal inmates (now that's what you call a tough crowd !!).The songs are just brilliant & Cash's banter is almost worth the price of the CD itself.
    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....
    Music drama centered around the American soul movement that developed in Northern England in the late 1960s and early '70s. Set in a small town in North West England in 1974, the film follows two young friends who become disillusioned with their dreary lives when they are introduced to American soul music and witness the burgeoning nightclub scene their...
    Si Green aka Bonobo has successfully moved from an underground producer to a poster boy for electronic music, championed by the likes of Jamie XX and Four Tet  - here he celebrates his extensive live tour!  The deluxe CD and DVD packaging with a 72 page portrait sized hardback clothbound book in wibalin fine linen wrap with cyclus offset...
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    Italian maestro Bernardo Bertolucci was just 22 years old when he directed this coming-of-age drama set in Parma. Loosely based on Stendhal's novel 'The Charterhouse of Parma', the film follows 20-year-old Marxist Fabrizio (Francesco Barilli) in his idealistic attempt to break away from all things bourgeois. Fabrizio begins his journey by breaking off...
    Richard Linklater-directed fictionalised condemnation of fast-food consumerism based on the best selling book by Eric Schlosser. Through the stories of several individuals in one small town, and with an ensemble cast including Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Willis, Ethan Hawke and pop star Avril Lavigne, the hypocrisy and big business mentality of the burger...
    Catalogue from the acclaimed show 'Black Belt', a large-scale exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem featuring 19 contemporary artists reflecting on an intersection between African-American and Asian-American cultures from the 1970s and 80s. 100-page, fully illustrated, includes reproductions of works in the exhibition, a roundtable conversation,...
    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...
    Volume two of a collection of American soul greats, recorded in Hollywood in 1984. Hosted by Leon Isaac Kennedy with performances by Gladys Knight, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Butler, Freda Payne and Percy Sledge Region 0 (All Regions)
    Documentary about Los Angeles punk band X, including live footage of the band, interviews with the four members and those close to them, music videos and newsreel footage. Region 0 (All Regions)
    In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all-black casts; really cool soul, funk and disco soundtracks; characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, even bigger afros and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across the screen. An antidote to the sanitized "safe" images of blackness that Sidney Poitier and Bill...
    Soul Jazz Records presents this amazing 3 disc/5LP + dvd Box set Afro-Colombian music and film project made in Colombia. Film-makers/music producers Santiago Posada and Simon Meija came to Palenque, near the Caribbean coast of Colombia,  to record the music of the area and to make a documentary film about the music and people of Palenque. Palenque,...
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