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Le Nozze Di Figaro - Mozart | DVD | (09/05/2005)
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This luxuriously cast film of Mozart's beloved opera buffa features a host of legendary interpretations including Kiri Te Kanawa's exquisite Countess Almaviva Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as her philandering husband Hermann Prey as the wily title character Mirella Freni a delight as his no less savvy bride Susanna and Maria Ewing hilarious as the lovesick page Cherubino. Director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's imaginative camera-work tellingly emphasizes character and mood of this immortal story of love intrigue and class struggle set against the historical background of ancien regime Europe sliding inexorably towards revolution.
Family Favourites | DVD | (18/10/2010)
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Live From Nashville Part 2 (DVD & Bonus CD) | DVD | (05/03/2012)
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DVD Tracklist:1. Our House Is A Home2. Green Grass To Bluegrass Medley3. Little Cabin Home On The Hill4. Your Cheatin' Heart5. Isle Of Hope (Reprise)6. Tipperary Girl7. He'll Have To Go8. Crystal Chandeliers (Duet With Charley Pride)9. Kiss An Angel Good Morning (Charley Pride)10. Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone (Charley Pride)11. White Rose Of Athens (Duet With Mary Duff)12. Jealous Heart (Mary Duff)13. Say You Love Me (Duet With Mary Duff)14. Heaven With You15. Here At The Grand Ole Opry16. He Stopped Loving Her Today17. I Just Want To Dance With You18. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You19. Stand Beside Me20. (Encore) Thank God I'm A Country Boy
John Mayer-Where the Light Is | DVD | (30/06/2008)
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John Mayer Where The Light Is captures the multi-Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter in the element where fans love him the most: live on stage. The special concert includes three sets: an acoustic performance a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino) as well as a set featuring Mayer''s full-band all recorded during the night of December 8 2007 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. This will be the first new release since Continuum (9/06) and incorporates each of the elements that the five-time Grammy-winner is known for - acoustic songwriter electric guitar slinger bluesman and vocalist. The 22-song DVD features a one of a kind song list made up of the three distinct performances. Highlights include many of Mayer''s biggest hits (''Waiting On The World To Change '' ''Daughters '' and ''Why Georgia'') new interpretations of cover songs (''Free Fallin'' '' ''Bold As Love '' and ''I Don''t Need No Doctor'') and a previously unreleased Mayer gem (''In Your Atmosphere''). Acoustic Set: 1. Neon 2. Stop This Train 3. LA Song 4. Daughters 5. Free Fallin'' Trio Set: 6. Everyday I Have The Blues 7. Wait Til Tomorrow 8. Who Did You Think I Was? 9. Come When I Call 10. Good Love Is On The Way 11. Out Of My Mind 12. Vultures 13. Bold As Love Band Set: 14. Waiting On The World To Change 15. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room 16. Why Georgia 17. Heart Of Life 18. I Don''t Need No Doctor 19. Gravity 20. I Don''t Trust Myself (With Loving You) 21. Belief 22. I''m Gonna Find Another You
Motown Definitive Performances: The DVD | DVD | (09/11/2009)
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Tracklist1. The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (Teen Town)2. The Contours - Do You Love Me (Hy Lit Show)3. Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike (Hollywood A-Go-Go)4. Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts (Shivaree)5. Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (The Ed Sullivan Show)6. The Temptations - My Girl (Teen Town)7. Martha & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run (Murray The K)8. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Tienerklanken)9. The Supremes - Back In My Arms Again (Mike Douglas Show)10. Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (Swingin' Time)11. Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar (Live From The Bitter End)12. Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Swingin' Time)13. The Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill (Hullabaloo)14. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (Beat Club)15. Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Save The Children Concert)16. David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) (Upbeat)17. Edwin Starr - War (Upbeat)18. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (Andy Williams Show)
Les Contes D'Hoffmann | DVD | (31/05/2004)
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Hoffmann a poet and composer is in love with the prima donna Stella. As the opera begins she is appearing in her most famous role: Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Hoffmann's Muse declares that she will win back the artist and protect him from any further amorous obsessions. In order to do so she will assume the identity of Hoffmann's friend Nicklausse.Councillor Lindorf also desires the diva Stella and he bribes her servant Andres into giving him a letter addressed to Hoffmann which contains the key to her dressing room. As the curtain falls on Act I of Don Giovanni Luther and his waiters hurriedly prepare for the arrival of Hoffmann and his friends.Hoffmann is in an agitated state of mind but is soon persuaded to sing the ballad of Kleinzack. While doing so he is distracted and recalls his first love. His friends bring him back to reality and he finishes the song. Suddenly Hoffmann sees Lindorf and a heated argument develops between them. Hoffmann reveals that Lindorf has always brought him bad luck. When three of the poet's friends boast about their mistresses Hoffmann declares that Stella embodies three types of woman: the young girl the artist and the courtesan. Hoffman asks his friends if they would like to hear about three of his past loves. Despite Luther's warning that the curtain is about to rise on Act II of Don Giovanni the crowd fill their glasses and prepare to listen to Hoffmann's tales.
Orpheus In The Underworld | DVD | (21/02/2005)
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Eurydice is married to Orpheus but has started an affair with a local shepherd called Aristaeus. However Aristaeus is really Pluto in disguise and he becomes so besotted with Eurydice that he lures her to a field where she is bitten by a snake. He then reveals his true identity and whisks her away to Hades so they can be together. Orpheus now a free man is happy about this new situation until his mother insists he rescues Eurydice from Hades. Meanwhile King Of The Gods Jupiter ha
Rock And Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway The Movie | DVD | (29/09/2014)
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UK&rsquo;s cult legend John Otway returns to his old school to give a course on survival in the music industry. In the midst of Britain&rsquo;s &lsquo;70s punk revolution and after a momentous TV appearance where five and a half million viewers watched him land painfully on his testicles Otway was high in the charts. Too bad his next HIT was 25 years later.
The Pirates Of Penzance | DVD | (16/08/2010)
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20 Feet From Stardom | Blu Ray | (21/07/2014)
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In his compelling new oscar-winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heart-breaking in equal measure the film is both a tribute to the unsung talents who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonising with others.
Live At Knebworth 10th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (29/07/2013)
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Robbie Williams - Live At Knebworth [10th Anniversary Edition]
The Mandela Freedom Concert - Trafalgar Square 2001 | DVD | (25/11/2013)
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In 2001 Nelson Mandela joined the people of London in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the 7th anniversary of free elections in South Africa. Mandela along with R.E.M The Corrs Ladysmith Black Mambazo Dave Stewart Hugh Masekela and Baaba Maal took part in an unforgettable night. This television special directed and produced by Tony Gregory has now been re-mastered for a 2013 release with net profits going to The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and The Prince's Trust. Mandela returns to Trafalgar Square after 40 years... Track Listing: Mbawula feat . Manhattan Bros -The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Corrs - What Can I Do So Young Breathless Lisa Roxanne - Got No Flow Billy Ocean - Going Gets Tough Baaba Maal - Fanta Commonwealth - That's the Way It Goes Lebo Mathosa - Lord Dave Stewart Feat . Gary Mudbone Cooper - One Love Beverley Knight - Greatest Day Of My Life Hugh Masekela - Tonight Atomic Kitten - Whole Again Mel B - Feels So Good Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Long Walk To Freedom R.E.M - Imitation of Life Losing My Religion Man on The Moon Labi Siffre - Something Inside So Strong Special Features: Includes Backstage Footage: Sir Trevor McDonald Andy Kershaw Sharon Corr Richard E. Grant Sara Cox Graham Norton Michael Stipe Hugh Masekela Beverley Knight The Corrs
LIve In Liverpool (DVD with 2 Bonus Audio Discs) | DVD | (14/11/2011)
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DVD Tracklisting:1. Darling Corrie2. Cloverleaf Rag3. Ballad Of John Hurt4. Aint No Pleasin' You5. Call Me The Breeze6. Mystery Train7. Leave The Light On8. Helpless9. In The Jailhouse Now10. I Like You11. That's What Love Will Do12. Tickle My Heart13. Darktown Strutters Ball14. Malt N' Barley Blues 15. Picture Of You 16. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For17. Long Forgotten Dream18. Black Betty19. That's The Way It Goes20. Killing The Blues21. Well Well Well22. You're My Wildest Dream23. Souvenir D'alvito24. Sea Of Heartbreak25. Hava Nagila26. Shine27. All Shook Up28. Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson29. Henry VIII30. Aint Too Old31. I'll See You In My DreamsCD Tracklisting:Disc 1:1. Darling Corrie2. Cloverleaf Rag3. Ballad Of John Hurt4. Aint No Pleasin' You5. Call Me The Breeze6. Mystery Train7. Leave The Light On8. Helpless9. In The Jailhouse Now10. I Like You11. That's What Love Will Do12. Tickle My HeartDisc 2:1. Darktown Strutters Ball2. Malt N' Barley Blues3. Picture Of You 4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For5. Long Forgotten Dream6. Black Betty7. That's The Way It Goes8. Killing The Blues9. Well Well Well10. You're My Wildest Dream11. Souvenir D'alvito12. Sea Of Heartbreak13. Hava Nagila14. Shine15. All Shook Up16. Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson17. Henry VIII18. Aint Too Old19. I'll See You In My Dreams
Duetto: The Concert at the Roman Colosseum - Marcelo Alvarez, Salvatore Licitra | DVD | (20/10/2003)
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Tracklist: Oltre la tempesta Il Volo E Lucevan le stelle Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut Maria Son Gli Occhi Tuoi Siempre Adorarla LAMENTO DI FEDERICO Odissea Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) Viaggio Fantasma D'amore Intermede (from Tales of Hoffmann) Dovunque Sarai Vita Mia Oltre la tempesta (Encore).
Masters of Cinema - Judex/Nuits Rouges | DVD | (25/08/2008)
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Judex (1963): The magical rarely seen Judex directed by the great Georges Franju (Eyes Without a Face) was largely unappreciated at the time of its release in 1963. This lyrical and dreamlike picture a putative remake of Louis Feuillade's own 1916 Judex is as evocative of the silent master's own works as it is the later films of Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dali. A French reviewer wrote in 1963: The whole of Judex reminds us that film is a privileged medium for the expression of poetic magic. Starring the magician Channing Pollock the divine Edith Scob and the mesmerising Francine Berg'' Judex concerns a wicked banker his helpless daughter and a mysterious avenger. It plays like a fairy tale one in which Franju creates a dazzling clash between good and evil eschewing interest in the psychological aspects of his characters for unexplained twists and turns in the action. The beautifully controlled imagery superbly rendered by Marcel Fradetal's black-against-white photography animates a natural world and the spirits of animals all at war with a host of diabolical forces. Franju's Judex and Nuits Rouges both paid overt homage to the surreal silent serial-works of Feuillade. Scripted in collaboration with Feuillade's grandson Jacques Champreux these films evince the same poetic magic that made the art of that earlier master a cause c''l''bre not only for the Surrealist movement but also for the world renowned Cin''math''que Fran''aise. It was the Cin''math''que (co-founded by the legendary Henri Langlois with Franju) that helped resurrect the reputation of Feuillade decades after he'd slipped out of the public consciousness. Nuits Rouges (1973): Nuits Rouges [Red Nights] released in the UK as Shadowman was the second Franju Champreux meditation upon the films of Feuillade. It aggressively escalates a pulp atmosphere steeped in shocking turns of events to an even more vertiginous level. Here the object of pursuit is the fabled treasure of the mythical order of the Knights Templar which the filmmakers use as the jump-off point for staging a series of fantastic set-pieces. As the Fant''mas-esque arch-criminal (known only as The Man Without a Face played by Jacques Champreux himself) violently pursues the treasure the action intensifies amongst a cadre of post '68 bohemians the Paris police bureau and a cult of cowled conspirators. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Georges Franju's two most mindbending films on DVD in the UK for the first time.
Love & Mercy | Blu Ray | (04/01/2016)
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The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Directed by Oscar Nominated Bill Pohlad (12 Years a Slave, Wild, Tree of Life) and starring Paul Dano (Looper, There Will Be Blood), John Cusack (2012, High Fidelity), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Saving Private Ryan).
Carmen | DVD | (23/04/2012)
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Based on the French novel and Bizet's most popular opera which it inspired Carlos Saura's exhilarating flamenco Carmen became an instant classic on its release and was rewarded with many international accolades including Academy Award nominations and prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. The film explores the legend by staging a modern ensemble of musicians and dancers busy rehearsing a flamenco interpretation of the Carmen story. The producer and star dancer is Antonio (Antonio Gades) chooses a girl named Carmen (Laura del Sol) to play 'his' Carmen but life begins tragically to imitate art...
The Mikado | DVD | (22/08/2011)
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Based on the stage production by Anthony Besch.
Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila -- San Francisco Opera | DVD | (11/06/2001)
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Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila is here realised in a lavish 1981 San Francisco Opera production with Placido Domingo in his prime. Significantly expanded from the famous Bible story of the Jews under the Philistine yoke, and recast in late-19th century romantic terms, the opera was close to the composer's heart: Saint-Saens began work in 1859 but did not complete his score until 17 years later. While elements of the originally planned more formal oratorio remain, Samson et Dalila nevertheless develops considerable dramatic and orchestral power, with Domingo giving a performance worthy of a great tragic hero. Likewise, mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett brings complex characterisation to the temptress Dalila, offering a performance of such seductive intelligence that her scenes with Domingo spark with electrifying force. Equally fine support comes from Wolfgang Brendel as Samson's nemesis, the High Priest of the pagan god Dagon. Director Nicolas Joel knows when to emphasise the spectacle of the stage production or focus on more intimate personal drama, though it is the latter which is best served in a small screen version somewhat diminished by early 1980s TV technical standards. That aside, this is music drama with the grip of a psychological thriller and is unlikely to disappoint those looking for a feast of fine singing. On the DVD: Samson et Dalila on disc has good if occasionally a little harsh PCM stereo. The 4:3 picture is somewhat soft and prone to blurring, evidencing all the problems of live concert material shot on video. There are optional multi-language subtitles, trailers for two further ArtHaus releases and a booklet with chapter details, cast list, notes on the composer, opera, production and performers, and a detailed synopsis.--Gary S Dalkin
Rudolf Nureyev's Romeo And Juliet | DVD | (10/04/2000)
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The combination of Prokofiev's masterful score with Nureyev's choreography for the ballet company of the Paris Opera could hardly make this Romeo and Juliet anything but a success. However, as it's Nureyev, God is in the detail, and while the sheer exuberance of Manuel Legris and Monique Loudieres in the leading roles is undeniable, it's the little things that count, such as Romeo's shyness as he shuffles from one foot to another in the presence of the object of his affections (it's one thing to do dying swans and amorous raptures, but not everyone can effectively choreograph a fidget). The production is visually stunning, although there's an am-dram overstatedness to the glary lighting thatcan take one aback somewhat. What's very good indeed, however, is the presence of surround and stereo audio options and a multi-angle option, which are all too often omitted altogether from dance DVDs. The booklet notes are detailed but unfussy.--Roger Thomas