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  • Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You [2017] [DVD] Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You | DVD | (13/11/2017) from £8.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You (BD) [Blu-ray] [2017] Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You (BD) | Blu Ray | (13/11/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Buena Vista Social Club: Adios [DVD] Buena Vista Social Club: Adios | DVD | (20/11/2017) from £11.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In 1996, composer, producer, and guitar legend Ry Cooder entered Egrem Studios in Havana with the forgotten greats of Cuban music, many of them in their 60s and 70s, some of them long since retired. The resulting album, Buena Vista Social Club, became a Grammy-winning international bestseller. When Cooder returned to Havana in 1998 to record a solo album by 72-year-old vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer, filmmaker Wim Wenders was on hand to document the occasion. Wenders splits the film between portraits of the performers, who tell their stories directly to the camera as they wander the streets and neighbourhoods of Havana, and a celebration of the music heard in performance scenes in the studio, in their first concert in Amsterdam, and in their second and final concert at Carnegie Hall. The songs are too often cut short in this fashion, but Buena Vista Social Club is not a concert film. Wenders weaves the artist biographies with a glimpse of modern Cuba remembering its past, capturing a lost culture in music that is suddenly, unexpectedly revived for audiences in Havana and around the world. Wenders makes his presence practically invisible, as if his directorial flourishes or off-screen narration might deflect attention from the artists, who do a fine job of telling their own stories through interviews and music. It's a loving portrait of a master class in Cuban music, with a vital cast of ageing performers whose energy and passion belie their years. --Sean Axmaker

  • Callas Assoluta [Blu-ray] [2010] Callas Assoluta | Blu Ray | (13/10/2017) from £23.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (21.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    It is a resurrection of the diva which brings back to life the period of the great Callas: The one at La Scala in the 1950s for which no footage remains. The original dresses still exist. They provide a real evocation and are the product of patient work conducted together with la Scala: photos (Erio Piccagliani), sketches of sets, the opera itself and the stage - everything is brought together to conjure up the great Callas. In this fi lm, Anna Bolena, La Sonnambula, and Don Carlos - operas o...

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