The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash
Manufacturer: Spring House Brand: Capitol Christian Distribution Model: 3342081
The legendary country singer performs the spiritual songs that formed the bedrock of his musical life.
I Told You I Was Trouble: Amy Winehouse Live In London
Manufacturer: Universal Republic Brand: Universal Music Model: 3348299
Here is the perfect DVD for Amy fans to experience her magic. The DVD features a 50 minute film piece covering the rise of Amy over the last 4 years. Included are TV appearances, live shows, unseen footage of early performances, plus interviews with Amy's father an a unique insight into the artist herself in some rare filmed interviews. Also included is a 60 minute live concert from London's Shepherds Bush Empire. This title carries a parental advisory. Amy Winehouse scored a UK hit with 2003's Frank, but her follow-up is another story. Released in 2007, Back to Black blew up worldwide. So, the bouffant belter took her soulful show on the road. It turned out to be a short trip; after only a few dates, she canceled her North American tour due to "severe exhaustion." Fortunately, I Told You I Was Trouble captures the petite powerhouse before personal problems sidelined her for the rest of the year. Recorded live at London's Shepherd's Bush, Winehouse and nine-piece ensemble, including two smooth-moving back-up singers, blast through 13 originals and four covers, including the Zutons' "Valerie" and the Specials' "Hey Little Rich Girl." Vivacious voice aside, Winehouse looks uncomfortable at times, alternately awkward and endearing. Yes, she drinks, but insecurity appears to be as much to blame as (possible) inebriation, though she does loosen up after awhile. And there's some good stuff here, especially the Ronettes-inspired "Back to Black" and "Rehab." As her albums attest, Win...
Styx: Caught In The Act Live (1984)
Manufacturer: A&M Video Brand: Universal Music Model: 3348250
Multi-platinum album selling legends Styx dig deep into their rock arsenal and release on DVD for the first time their concert video Caught In The Act. Recorded during their Kilroy Was Here tour in 1983, this concert video centers around this concept album's theme of a futuristic society where rock `n' roll is banned by the masses. Remastered in 5.1 surround, experience the band's classic hits at the height of their career like Mr. Roboto and Don't Let It End, as well as their concert staples like Come Sail Away, Blue Collar Man and Too Much Time On My Hands. As an extra bonus, the Styx video archive has been included featuring their four pre-MTV music videos for Babe, Borrowed Time, Boat On The River (all from 1979) and Come Sail Away (from 1977). Also included are all of their music videos from the concept album Kilroy Was Here including Heavy Metal Poisoning, Don't Let It End, Haven't We Been Here Before and Mr. Roboto, along with four more music videos making this the ultimate Styx fans dream come true DVD collection.
Celtic Thunder: The Show
Manufacturer: Celtic Thunder
The five-piece male singing group, guided by their musical director Phil Coulter, perform live on their American tour in 2008.
Manufacturer: Legend Films Brand: LEGEND FILMS
Tony Curtis gives a winning performance as the great Houdini, the struggling circus performer who emerged as the world s most captivating magician and escape artist. From his beginnings as a wild man carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man. Also stars the beautiful Janet Leigh as Houdini s supportive wife who lovingly stood by his side throughout his legendary career. Tony Curtis will amaze and astound you with one of his best performances as Harry Houdini, "the man of 10,000 tricks." Houdini has nothing up its sleeve, but the charismatic Curtis and Janet Leigh ("Hollywoodâ€™s Most Exciting Young Lovers," proclaims the filmâ€™s original trailer, the sole bonus feature on this disc), as Houdiniâ€™s wife, Bess, levitate this conventional, albeit enormously entertaining 1953 biopic that follows the legendary magician and escape artist from his days as a sideshow attraction to international stardom. Houdini dedicates his life to giving audiences "bigger and bigger thrills," and the filmâ€™s best scenes recreate Houdiniâ€™s act and death-defying escapes, including a harrowing plunge into the frozen Detroit River while locked in a trunk. Houdiniâ€™s fate is well-known, and while the film plays loose with the facts, it does conjure up an eerie foreboding by the time he takes the stage for his final, ill-fated ...
Andre Rieu: Live in Vienna
Manufacturer: Denon Records Brand: WEA DES Moines Video Model: 4313389
Live In Vienna: A concert with Andre Rieu on the square in front of the imperial Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna. This DVD includes superb compositions from the most famous Viennese composers: Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, W.A. Mozart, Robert Stolz and many others, set against the background of the most beautiful, stylish scenery imaginable. This DVD includes tracks not shown on the television special.
Manufacturer: Decca Model: 4444396
This Covent Garden production of Bizetâ€™s Carmen, makes a vivid musical and dramatic impression. Director Francesca Zambello creates a properly Spanish atmosphere, filling the stage with a profusion of detailed characters. In Act Oneâ€™s town square each of the many soldiers, strollers, cigarette factory girls, and children are individuals, so thereâ€™s a bustle of continuous, realistic activity. That attention to detail carries over to the rest of the opera, involving viewers in the action. Tanya McCallinâ€™s sets are a perfect foil for the direction: simple, movable panels that serve as lightly sketched backdrops for the town square, a tavern, the smugglersâ€™ mountain hideaway, and the final scene in front of the bull ring. But what makes this Carmen special is the singing and acting of the principals. Carmen is Anna Caterina Antonacci, a soprano known for the intensity she brings to her performances. Without taking anything to excess, her Carmen is a fiery temptress, sexy, insistent on setting her own terms for love and personal freedom. She sings all the set pieces well and, with tenor Jonas Kaufmann as her besotted lover, Don JosÃ©, makes the final scene a hair-raising experience. If anything, Kaufmann trumps her with a beautifully sung, rounded portrait of the village boy turned soldier ensnared in a world beyond his experience. Kaufmann conveys the complexity of the character and etches his slow descent into obsessive madness. His rendition...
Rothko's Rooms / Mark Rothko
Manufacturer: KULTUR VIDEO Brand: Kulter
I'm not interested in the relationship of colour or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on...The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience as I had when I painted them. Mark RothkoIn the late 1940s and 50s, Mark Rothko (1903-70) was one of the leading American artists who created wall-scale abstract paintings that filled the viewer's field of vision and became a form of environment. Rothko spoke of wanting the spectator to feel inside the pictorial space, enveloped in his canvases' luminous colour and apparitional surfaces. Together with painters such as Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still, he wanted to express a sense of the sublime, an idea associated with religious awe, vastness and natural magnificence. Filmed on both sides of the Atlantic, this documentary chronicling Rothko's life and charting the development of his work fills the screen with his softly defined, rectangular clouds of colour stacked symmetrically on top of one another: a visual language conceived to evoke elemental emotions with maximum poignancy. There are penetrating contributions from his daughter, Kate, and his son, Christopher, and comments from a wide range of friends, artists, art historians, collectors and curators. The focus is on Rothko's demands for the perfect setting for the showing of his work, an ideal he pursued throughout his creative life, typified by the story of his iconic Seagram m...
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Brand: Warner Manufacturing
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (1993) (DVD)The first feature film to showcase the world's most beloved ballet, this joyous interpretation of the holiday classic tells the story of a young girl whose love for a toy turns it into the handsome prince Macaulay Culkin ("Richie Rich," "Home Alone"), and together they are brought to the Land of Sweets, where an enchanting spectacle awaits them. Directed by Academy Award-winner Emile Ardolino ("Sister Act," "Dirty Dancing") and narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline ("Dave," "A Fish Called Wanda"). USA Today says this film is "wrought with the grace, gentility, artistry and shimmering glow of nostalgia" while the New York Times calls it quite simply "captivating".]]>
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