Chekhov - Uncle Vanya
Manufacturer: Kultur Video Model: 032031487994
Laurence Olivier's production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya performed by the Chichester Festival Theatre. Olivier's production of Chekhov's masterpiece is rightly famous. In addition to following Constance Garnet's beautiful translation of the play faithfully and staging the play carefully (albeit in a traditional fashion), Olivier, who plays Astrov (the Doctor, who, as in all Chekhov's plays, represents the playwright himself) assembled a stellar cast of actors: Joan Plowright is a perfect Sonia and Rosemary Harris a subtle Yelena. The older characters are filled out by some giants of the 20th century English stage, including Max Adrian, Lewis Casson, and Casson's wife, the magnificent Dame Sybil Thorndike as the Nurse. Topping the list, of course, is a fine performance by Michael Redgrave in the title role. Olivier and his actors are able to evoke the classic Chekhovian mood from the opening and carry it through smoothly and warmly until the end. The result gives the viewer a gentle and bittersweet view into 'country life' (see Chekhov's subtitle) and how people waste the gift of life with petty complaints rather than taking charge of it. This production is a perfect introduction to Chekhov and should be seen by all who love theatre.
Manufacturer: Paramount / Warner Archive Brand: Carlson
A 30-ish beach bum feels like a failure after seeing his old girlfriend at a high-school reunion.
Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux 2011 [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
On July 1st, 2011, Montreux hosted the reunion of two master guitarists, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, with their Invitation To Illumination concert. Both musicians have been regulars at Montreux across the years but this was the first time they headlined their own concert together. The show features most of the tracks from their classic 1973 album Love Devotion Surrender mixed in with a wealth of other material. The evening was a showcase of supreme musical virtuosity and spirituality and typified the approach of these two great artists. It is certainly a performance not to be missed.Line-Up:Carlos Santana (Lead Guitar & Vocals); John McLaughlin (Lead Guitar & Vocals); Cindy Blackman Santana (Drums); Dennis Chambers (Drums); David K. Mathews (Keyboards); Tommy Anthony (Guitar & Vocals); Raul Rekow (Congas, Percussion & Vocals); Etienne M'BappÃ© (Bass); Benny Rietveld (Bass); Tony Lindsay (Vocals); Andy Vargas (Vocals)Track Listing:1) Echoes Of Angels / Introduction 2) The Life Divine 3) Duende 4) Peace On Earth / Dear Lord 5) A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall 6) Stairway To Heaven 7) Lord's Prayer 8) Free America / The 8th Of January 9) La Marseillaise 10) Right Off 11) Guitar Interlude 12) Right Off 13) Vuelta Abajo 14) Vashkar 15) The Creator Has A Master Plan 16) Guitar Interlude 17) Naima 18) Lotus Land Op.47 No.1 19) Downstairs Blues 20) Venus / Upper Egypt 21) Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord 22) Black Satin 23) Smooth Criminal 24) Land Of 1000 Dances 25) Cindy Bla...
Live in Athens [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
In October 1987 after many months on the road, it was in the elevated surroundings of the hillside open-air theatre at Lycabettus overlooking Athens that the So tour came to a climactic close. The three nights were filmed in what was the first-ever Peter Gabriel concert to be committed to film. As a concert film, it was brilliantly shot and has now been equally brilliantly remastered, a crystal-clear record of Gabriel and band in their mid-80s pomp. The viewer is placed right in the heart of the action all the way, from the band's synchronized choreography on opening number This Is The Picture, right through to the skin-pricking closer Biko. In between, we're lost in music, spellbound by the spectacle, totally absorbed by the imperfection-free tightness of a band that's been on the road for so long. Bonus Features:DISC 1: Youssou N Dour's opening set with his band Le Super Etoile de Dakar introduced by Peter Gabriel: (1) Immigres (2) Kocc Barma (3) Nelson Mandela (4) Ndobine (5) Sama Dome / My DaughterPaul Gambaccini & Peter Gabriel interview from 1986.Sledgehammer original promo video in HD for the first time.DISC 2: The Play DVD featuring 23 of Peter Gabriel's ground breaking promotional videos with bonus video introductions, a live performance of Games Without Frontiers from 2004, original promo videos from Modern Love (1977) and The Nest That Sailed The Sky (2000), trailers for A Family Portrait, Growing Up Live and Secret World Live.Track Listing:DISC 1 (BLU-RAY) LIVE IN...
Live and Loud
Manufacturer: Geffen Records Model: 602537502998
Live And Loud showcases the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear and features their complete 'Live and Loud' show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus never-before-released bonus material.Tracklist:1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (DVD)2. Drain You (DVD)3. Breed (DVD)4. Serve The Servants (DVD)5. Rape Me (DVD)6. Sliver (DVD)7. Pennyroyal Tea (DVD)8. Scentless Apprentice (DVD)9. All Apologies (DVD)10. Heart-Shaped Box (DVD)11. Blew (DVD)12. The Man Who Sold The World (DVD)13. School (DVD)14. Come As You Are (DVD)15. Lithium (DVD)16. About a Girl (DVD)17. Endless, Nameless (DVD)18. Very Ape (Live & Loud Rehearsal)(DVD Extras)19. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live & Loud Rehearsal)(DVD Extras)20. Rape Me (Live & Loud Rehearsal)(DVD Extras)21. Pennyroyal Tea (Live & Loud Rehearsal)(DVD Extras)22. Heart-Shaped Box (Original Music Video + Director's Cut)(DVD Extras)23. Rape Me (Live on 'Nulle Part Ailleurs' Paris, France)(DVD Extras)24. Pennyroyal Tea (Live on 'Nulle Part Ailleurs' Paris, France)(DVD Extras)25. Drain You (Live on 'Nulle Part Ailleurs' Paris, France)(DVD Extras)26. Serve The Servants (Live on 'Tunnel' Rome, Italy)(DVD Extras)27. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live in Munich, Germany)(DVD Extras)28. My Best Friend's Girl (Live in Munich, Germany)(DVD Extras)29. Drain You (Live in Munich, Germany)(DVD Extras)
Last Will & Testament
Manufacturer: PBS Brand: PBS Model: 27605036
Its the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring OscarÂ®-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and TonyÂ® Award-winning actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the worlds most elusive author, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.
Springsteen & I
Manufacturer: Eagle Vision Usa Brand: UNI DIST CORP (MUSIC) Model: 28445991
'Springsteen & I' is a unique feature music documentary celebrating a rock 'n' roll icon: Bruce Springsteen. Working with the filmmakers, Springsteen's fans have helped create a film that reflects on their personal insights and experiences to explore what this timeless artist means to them. Their stories are at times touching, at times humorous, at times extraordinary and they all come from the heart. Combined with previously unseen archive footage of performances throughout Springsteen's career, this is a film by the fans and for the fans created with the full support of Bruce Springsteen.
Othello / Laurence Olivier
Manufacturer: Kultur Video Brand: Hopkins
Stuart Burge's film of John Dexter's production of Othello at the National Theatre was made in Shakespeare's Quarter-Centenary year and stands today as a masterpiece among film presentations of theatre productions. Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall has never been more movingly nor dramatically portrayed. One of Shakespeare's most powerful dramas, here presented by an inspired National Theatre Company. Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay and Joyce Redman all received both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for their performances. A screen classic in every sense.
Clockwork Angels Tour [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Zoe Records / Pgd
Rush Clockwork Angels Tour captures the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers' 2012-2013 sold-out tour from a unique point-of-view approach to filmmaking utilizing distinct composition and a voyeuristic style that at varying moments puts the viewer on the stage, at the side of the stage, and throughout the arena. For the first time ever the legendary band (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) was accompanied on this tour by an eight-piece string section! This electrifying 2-DVD or single Blu-ray concert (both formats contain the same content) features over 3 hours of music including favorites Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio, 3 drum solos, new string arrangements of classics such as YYZ, Dreamline and Red Sector A, and rarely performed songs such as The Body Electric and Middletown Dreams. Extensive bonus features include a full version of Limelight from soundcheck and an exclusive backstage documentary shot throughout Europe. With over 40 million albums sold worldwide and more consecutive gold and platinum awards than any other rock band following The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Rush remains one of the most inventive, compelling, and relevant musical groups today. Set OneSubdivisionsThe Big MoneyForce TenGrand DesignsThe Body ElectricTerritoriesThe Analog KidBravadoWhere s My Thing?/ Here It Is! (drum solo)Far Cry Set TwoCaravan*Clockwork Angels*The Anarchist*Carnies*The Wreckers*Headlong Flight*/ Drumbastica (drum solo)Peke s Repose (guitar solo)/Halo Effect*Seven Cities of Gold...
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