A truly amazing visual document of Elvis
Presley just before he went off the rails. Chubby and playing
Vegas to packed audineces of middle-aged women and their balding
husbands, Elvis gives some engaging performaces but the real
show is the circus that surrounds him. Plus, it's fun to play
"what-drug-is-he-on-now." as he's slow moving off-stage
but going a mile a minute onstage. Great for reasons the filmmakers
Perhaps the greatest concert film of all-time,
The Last Waltz's 25th anniversary edition includes two
sets of commentary, a meticulous color-corrected new film transfer
approved by director Martin Scorsese and a new digital 5.1 surround
audio mix supervised by producer Robbie Robertson. Most important
to the music geek you are shopping for: extended "jam footage"
of previously unreleased performances by members of The Band,
Dr. John, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul
Butterfield, Ron Wood, Stephen Stills, and
There may be a lot of quibbles about what was
and what wasn't included in this documentary series, but there
simply isn't a better way to introduce this American art to
the young whipersnapper on your gift list. Packed with interviews
from players who were there and footage of performances, this
is also a good gift for those well familar with jazz.
This is an amazing documentary about the
development and growth of the turntabilist movement. It features
appearances by DJ Q-Bert, DJ Shadow, Mix Master
Mike, Cut Chemist and many more. It also comes packed
with primo extras. An excellent gift for the hip-hop/DJ fan
in your life.
The original film is here, along with commentary
galore and two hours of previously unseen performances by artists
like The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and Quicksilver
Messenger Service. There also is additional footage from The
Who, Simon & Garfunkel and The Mamas and The Papas
as well as the complete sets of Jimi Hendrix and Otis
Redding. A must own for classic rock fans.
Wild Style is the
document of the early days of hip-hop. It is full of great subway
shots, break dancing, freestyle mc-ing and rare footage og Grandmaster
Flash mixing and scratching. A must-see for anyone interested
in hip hop culture and graffiti art.
The perfect DVD gift for that indie-rock fan
on your gift list. It includes all 13 Pavement videos with commentary
from band & director on each, a 60-minute long documentary film
by Lance Bangs incorporating original footage from 1989 to 2000
and two full live concerts: Seattle '99 and Manchester '99.
The Beatles' first movie, and probably
their best. The DVD is stacked with extras, including an extensive
series of retrospective interviews with the survivng cast and
crew-- outside of the The Beatles themselves.
For boomers who are looking to reconnect with
their childhoods. For young rock fans who are interested in
who else was on the charts when The Beatles first hit
the scene. For fans of old television shows. There's gotta be
someone in your life who will apperciate these sets, which feature
commercial free, uncut versions of this music-variety show that
aired on NBC from 1965-1966. A wide mx of talent (including
The Byrds, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Berry,
The Zombies, Junior Walker & the All-Stars,
The Supremes and too many others to list here) lip syncing
their hits of the day, plus the famous Hullabaloo Dancers!
These collections of episodes of the short lived
1969 ABC music-variety series features vintages performances
(lip-synced and live) by James Brown, Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young, Merle Haggard, Isaac Hayes,
Janis Joplin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard,
Buck Owens, Charley Pride, Sly & the Family
Stone, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations,
Three Dog Night, Creedence Clearwater Revival,
Chuck Berry, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash,
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 and many more. Also features
some vintage corny comedy.