"Director: D.A. Pennebaker"

  • Down From The Mountain [2001]Down From The Mountain | DVD | (05/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Down from the Mountain is a treasurable record of a unique event: a live concert from Nashville featuring the artists and songs from the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Anyone who was delighted by that enchanting film and its traditional Americana soundtrack will find this concert an irresistible delight. It's not just a rehashing of the songs from the film, however, but an opportunity for some of the finest names in Bluegrass to perform a variety of traditional songs. Here we have Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris playing separately before coming together for an a cappella rendition of "(Didn't Leave) Nobody but the Baby". Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley chills the spine with his lonesome "O Death", while bluesman Chris Thomas King wails "John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto'". There are other marvellous performances from old-timey stalwarts The Cox Family and The Whites, more Gospel-infused singing from the Fairfield Four, and impressively authentic fiddling from John Hartford. Oddly, the only song not to be heard is the original film's standout item, "Man of Constant Sorrow". The concert is also available on CD. On the DVD: The disc's packaging is misleading, as it only lists 12 songs when there are several more in the concert, all of which are listed and can be accessed from the menu. There's a good 25-minute backstage documentary also included, plus some liner notes from the Coens. --Mark Walker

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Monterey [1967]The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Monterey | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-9.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Monterey features all of the existing film footage from Jimi's incendiary June 18 1967 concert newly transferred to high-definition re-edited and presented in its original performance sequence! featuring a whole host of special features and two bonus tracks from The Jimi Hendrix Experience concert in Chelmsford England - February 25 1967 - this is The Jimi Hendrix Experience! Tracklisting: 1. Killing Floor 2. Foxey Lady 3. Like A Rolling Stone 4. Rock Me Baby 5. Hey Joe 6. The Wind Cries Mary 7. Purple Haze 8. Wild Thing 9. Stone Free 10. Like A Rolling Stone

  • David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture [1983]David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture | DVD | (24/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The quintessential moment in glam-rock history 'Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' is David Bowie at his best. This film of the 1973 concert (released 10 years later) documents the hallucinogenic collage of kitsch Warhol/Pop irony and flamboyant excess that was the Bowie phenomenon: his trademark synthetic androgyny is a musical symbiosis of feminine passion and masculine dominance that define his funky gender-bending art and ultimately the glam-rock genre as a whole. Ear

  • Depeche Mode : The Videos '86-'98 - Deluxe EditionDepeche Mode : The Videos '86-'98 - Deluxe Edition | DVD | (25/11/2002) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-4.89 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The videos of Basildon synth-pop pioneers Depeche Mode are justly celebrated not only for charting the band's musical evolution but also their penchant for stylish visual imagery. This collection features all of the band's videos from 1986 to 1998. Of the 20 videos here, director Anton Corbijn was responsible for 18, including classics such as "Enjoy the Silence", "Strangelove" and "Personal Jesus", which means this is as much a profile of his work as Depeche Mode's. Much of Corbijn's material was shot in black and white, lending it an artful edge which captures some of the majesty of Mode's music. The non-Corbijn videos are Peter Care's for "Stripped", notable for its bleak imagery, and Clive Richardson's assured "A Question of Lust". The videos are presented chronologically and bookended by interviews with the band discussing the videos and the singles, making this a fantastic retrospective not only of Depeche Mode's visual side, but of their enduring musical legacy too. On the DVD: Depeche Mode: The Videos has a bonus disc featuring an extra hour-and-a-half of rare and exclusive material, including three insightful documentaries that centre around the albums Violator, Songs of Faith and Devotion and Ultra, and the US videos for "One Caress", "Strangelove 88", "Condemnation" and "But Not Tonight". All of this is good stuff and a valuable addition to the package. Both discs are pleasantly presented in a sturdy fold-out cardboard case, and recorded in Dolby stereo with a screen ratio of 4:3. The menus and screens are slickly presented and easy to use. --Paul Sullivan

  • Jerry Lee Lewis - The Story Of Rock And Roll [1969]Jerry Lee Lewis - The Story Of Rock And Roll | DVD | (24/03/2003) from £9.98   |  Saving you £-2.99 (-42.80%)   |  RRP £6.99

    The Killer' as Jerry Lee Lewis was nicknamed is undoubtedly the first wild man of rock n roll. His piano pounding and uninhibited vocals embodied this rebel's lifestyle. This DVD highlights Lewis's high-spirited life showcasing previously unseen footage and performances including his blistering performance at the Toronto Peace festival and his comeback performance on Shindig and the Steve Allen Show. Featured songs include: High School Confidential / Don't Be Cruel / You Win Again / Great Balls Of Fire / Breathless / Hound Dog / I Got A Woman / I'm On Fire / The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / Put On Your Red Dress / I Believe In You / Mystery Train / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Jailhouse Rock

  • Cinema 16 - American Short FilmsCinema 16 - American Short Films | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    With over three hours of films Cinema 16: American Short Films is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the moving image. The majority of the films are accompanied by audio commentaries almost always by the directors themselves. Highlights include early films from Hollywood powerhouses Todd Solondz Tim Burton and George 'Star Wars' Lucas! Films Featured: 1.The Lunch Date (Dir. Adam Davidson 1990 11 mins) 2.Carmen (Dir. Alexander Payne 1985 18 m

  • Depeche Mode - 101 [1988]Depeche Mode - 101 | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-4.89 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Depeche Mode 101 is a fascinating documentary co-directed by the esteemed DA Pennebaker (The War Room, Down from the Mountain), focusing on backstage realities of art and business during the synthesizer band's 1988 American tour. We see managers worrying over slow ticket sales for a stand at the Rose Bowl, observe sound checks at concert sites, get a tour of the group's multiple keyboard banks and listen with some alarm to singer David Gahan describe his steroid-based throat treatments. There are plenty of performance clips, but for music alone, Disc 2 in this package contains the uninterrupted Rose Bowl show, including the plaintive "Blasphemous Rumours", the exultant drama of "Stripped", and the dreamy "Somebody". Pennebaker's promotional video "Everything Counts" is also here, but don't miss the director's recent, touching and informative interviews with the now 40-something, individual members of Depeche Mode. --Tom Keogh

  • Depeche Mode - The Videos 86-98 [1986]Depeche Mode - The Videos 86-98 | DVD | (27/03/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

  • The War Room [DVD]The War Room | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    An engrossing look inside the 1992 US presidential race, is both an entertaining and ground-breaking political documentary. The film explores the operations of Bill Clinton's campaign staff, in particular, James Carville, the demonstrative, and charismatic campaign manager and the press spokesman George Stephanopoulous. The filmmakers follow these two contrasting personalities as they attempt to cling to an overall strategic plan while also dealing with unforeseen problems and negative press.. D.A. Pennebaker is renowned as an innovator in the use of cinema-verite, which is here here uses it to capture the emotional highlights and complexity of the modern political process.

  • Depeche Mode - Videos 86>98+Depeche Mode - Videos 86>98+ | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-4.89 (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Video 86 - 98 (2 Discs)

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Monterey [Blu-ray] [1967]The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Monterey | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    If any artist deserved a hagiography it was Hendrix, and Joe Boyd's 1973 "authorised" tribute The Jimi Hendrix Story adequately sanctifies the legend. Perversely for a documentary, it achieves this simply by well-chosen concert footage rather than through the insights of the various talking heads. Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Lou Reed and Germaine Greer are all wheeled out to wax lyrical about their days with Jimi--but nothing is more eloquent than watching and listening to him play. From "Hey Joe" in grainy black and white on Ready Steady Go, classic footage of Monterey, Woodstock (yes, "The Star-Spangled Banner") and the Isle of White festivals, to an acoustic 12-string rendition of "Hear My Train a' Comin'", Hendrix the musician speaks for himself. But if Hendrix the musician shines through, this is not the most insightful profile of Hendrix the man: the circumstances surrounding his death, for example, are hardly touched upon (girlfriend at the time Monika Dannemann gets only a few seconds screen time). Interview footage with Hendrix himself plus some occasionally rambling and incoherent comments from such intimates as his father, army buddies, ex-girlfriends (including Linda Keith, who "discovered" him in New York and brought him to England) and fellow musicians all take second place to the music itself. The most sensible quote comes from Little Richard, who proves once and for all that he's utterly bonkers, when he says of Jimi's music: "At times he made my big toes shoot up into my boot." On the DVD: This is a dual-layer disc, with a widescreen (1.85:1) print on one side and a standard (4:3) ratio version on the other--although watching in widescreen is redundant, as the film is shot in 4:3 anyway. There are no extras other than a theatrical trailer (despite being advertised as such a menu and scene access surely don't count as "special features": what use is a disc without them?) --Mark Walker

  • Criterion Collection: Monterey Pop [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]Criterion Collection: Monterey Pop | Blu Ray | (22/09/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £31.93

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  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture [30th Anniversary Edition] [1973]Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture | DVD | (06/05/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £22.35

  • Criterion Collection: Complete Monterey Pop Fest [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]Criterion Collection: Complete Monterey Pop Fest | Blu Ray | (22/09/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £73.94

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  • Don't Look Back [Blu-ray] [2010] [US Import]Don't Look Back | Blu Ray | (26/04/2011) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.14

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  • Plays Monterey & Shake Otis at Monterey [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]Plays Monterey & Shake Otis at Monterey | Blu Ray | (22/09/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.15

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  • Bob Dylan - Dont Look BackBob Dylan - Dont Look Back | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Both a classic documentary and a vital pop-cultural artefact, DA Pennebakers portrait of Bob Dylan in Dont Look Back captures the seminal singer-songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter. Shot during Dylans 1965 British concert tour, Dont Look Back employs an edgy vérité style that was, and is, a snug fit with the artists own consciously rough-hewn persona. Its handheld black-and-white images and often-gritty London backdrops suggest cinematic extensions of the archetypal monochrome portraits that graced Dylans career-making, early-60s album jackets. Pennebakers access to the famously private troubadour lets us witness Dylans shifting moods as he performs, relaxes with his entourage (including then lover Joan Baez, road manager Bob Neuwirth and poker-faced manager Albert Grossman) and jousts with other musicians (notably Animals alumnus Alan Price and Scottish folksinger Donovan), fans and press. Its a measure of the filmmakers acuity that the conversations are often as gripping as Dylans solo performances. Grossmans machinations with British promoters, Baezs hip serenity, a grizzled British journalists surrender to the fact of Dylans artistry and the artists own taunting dismissal of a clueless sycophant are all absorbing. With the exception of the studio recording of "Subterranean Homesick Blues", the live performances are constrained by crude audio gear. Their urgency, however, is timeless, as is Pennebakers film, a legitimate cornerstone for any serious rock video collection. --Sam Sutherland


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