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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.
    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.
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    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...
    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.
    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...
    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,...
    Documentary examining the early career of David Bowie. The programme traces the artist from his formative years in London to his breakthrough in the music industry and his adoption of his Ziggy Stardust persona in 1972.
    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...
    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...
    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)
    Swedish documentary director Göran Olsson compiles this feature-length collection of archive footage chronicling the US Black Power movement, originally shot by a group of Swedish television journalists during the 1960s and 70s. Despite its geographical and cultural distance, the Swedish media observed the unfolding events of the Black Power...
    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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    Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available for the first time as a stand alone DVD.The DVD is being issued as a prelude to the forthcoming deluxe-hardback book  ‘Original Cover Art of Studio One Records’ released this autumn by Soul Jazz Records...
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    Scott Hicks directs this biographical film about the life and work of composer Philip Glass. Breaking his life down into 12 distinct stages, the film explores the effects of his life experiences on his work and portrays through cinematic imagery the complex processes of an artist at work. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Classic funky blaxploitation soundtrack rarity that's even better than the well known Isaac Hayes soundtrack to the first Shaft film! A frenzy of horn stabs, furious tribal percussion and wah wah guitar...full of classic breaks! Composed, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate with the storming title song "Are You Man Enough" by the Four Tops!
    A special, uncut edition of kung fu legend Bruce Lee's last completed film (he died before completing 'Game of Death') which finds him at his fighting best - some of his moves were so fast that the cameraman was unable to capture them on regular speed film. Lee plays a secret agent who is sent to infiltrate a martial arts tournament presided over by...
    Available now on DVD (and separate bargain-priced CD soundtrack with bonus tracks). “135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 is invaluable. No Wave music and cinema didn’t just share a name. They were perhaps more intimately related than any other concurrent movements in the history of those two media.” “Ericka Beckman’s film finds...
    'Dub Echoes' DVD out now on Soul Jazz Records!!!!!! 'Dub Echoes' is a newly produced film about Dub, featuring an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists - U Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have been taken Dub into new directions in electronic...
    Fab Italian film set in groovy 60s London with killer soundtrack by Herbie Hancock. What more could you want to watch? Michelangelo Antonioni delivers yet another masterful cinematic expose with BLOW UP, his controversial first English-speaking film, a provocative mystery set in the seamy mod culture of London. The film follows a well-known, fashion...
    Blaxploitation soundtrack from 1970 with music composed by Galt MacDermot and a couple of vocal tracks by Melba Moore!
    Sidney Poitier leads the way in one of the first black action films ever, in some ways (but not all) a precursor to the 'blaxploitation' genre that was to follow beginning with Super Fly, Shaft et al. A black Philadelphia detective becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local, redneck police...
    Composed and conducted by Quincy Jones, this is one of the funkiest soundtracks ever recorded!
    Blaxploitation soundtrack from 1973, produced by Harvey Fuqua, and including vocals from Barbara Mason and New Birth.
    Blaxploitation soundtrack from 1973, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate, with Joe Beck on guitar
    Richard Roundtree gives an emotional performance as a dedicated black firefighter, who is a fish out of water, in an all-white firehouse. Somehow through sheer hard work and courage, he is able to overcome racial prejudice and hatred, and earn the respect and friendship of the other men. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Detective Robert Malone leaves behind normal police duties to return to the Phillipines in search of a group of high-tech international weapons thieves. Malone and his accomplice Greg Duncan find their prey know their every movement, leading them to suspect there is a traitor in their midst. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Essential blaxploitation soundtrack from the 'Godfather'. Featuring the heavy weight funk numbers 'Blind Man Can See It' & 'Mama Feelgood'.