Like so many living legends and phenomenal talents, Stevie Ray died in a helicopter crash in 1991. Luckily, there are scores of recordings documenting the genius of this Texan blues guitarist, including these appearances on Austin City Limits and more. 1983-89/color/63 min/NR/fullscreen. Few guitarists ever mastered the Fender Stratocaster like the late, great Texas bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan, and this priceless digital video disc collects both of the sizzling appearances that Vaughan and his solid band, Double Trouble, made on the PBS concert series Austin City Limits. Combined to form the most popular program in the show's distinguished history, the concerts were taped in 1983 and 1989; both provide a valuable portrait of Vaughan's astounding artistic development. The performances serve as bookends to Vaughan's brilliant career with Double Trouble, showing (in the words of producer Terry Lickona) a striking contrast between "zero self-confidence" and "pure magic," but in both cases you can see a master at work. Songs include "Pride and Joy," "Texas Flood," "Voodoo Chile," "Cold Shot," and "Riviera Paradise." This great-sounding DVD also includes the posthumous music video "Little Wing," featuring clips of Double Trouble and archival footage of blues greats from the 1920s to the mid-1990s. If you're even a part-time blues fan, Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live from Austin, Texas is a must-have disc. --Jeff Shannon
Elton John: Elton 60 - Live At Madison Square Garden [Blu-ray]
Brand: VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT
Blu Ray edition. Elton John's record-breaking 60th sellout performance at Madison Square Garden on his 60th birthday, recorded on March 25th, 2007 and televised worldwide is the setting for Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden. This DVD comprises awe-inspiring moments captured in breathtaking high definition, complete with 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes. A second DVD of bonus material presents 24 archival performances, from his earliest known TV performance on Swiss TV in 1970 to his BBC "In Session" show from 2006.
Classic Albums: Making of Dark Side of the Moon [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Brand: VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT
Eagle Vision's new SD Blu-ray range presents upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo for the best possible quality. Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is both a masterpiece and a phenomenon. It is an iconic album with an instantly recognizable sleeve and music that has stood the test of time in the 40 years since its release. It is also one of the bestselling albums in history. There couldn't be a more appropriate album to include in Eagle Vision's Classic Album series. As usual the main program includes interviews with all the members of the band: Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus the engineer, Alan Parsons, the designer, the late Storm Thorgerson, and other people involved in the recording and release of the album.Bonus Features:In addition to the 50 minute TV version, there are over 40 minutes of bonus footage including the following: Brain Damage. A complete solo acoustic performance by Roger Waters together with his thoughts on the song. Money. Roger Waters and Alan Parsons discuss the song, intercut with David Gilmour playing guitar and Roger Waters playing bass. Us And Them. Richard Wright talks about writing the song and plays solo piano, along with excerpts from the full album track. Breathe. A complete solo acoustic performance by David Gilmour. Time. Roger Waters discusses the track followed by an excerpt from the animated video used at Pink Floyd concerts and Roger Waters original demo recording.Gilmour's Guitars. David Gilmour illustrates the guitar parts from three tracks on the album: Breathe, The Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them.
Join the rollicking gang at Rydell High with GREASE LIVE, a one-night musical television adaptation of the popular crossover musical 'Grease' performed LIVE before a studio audience! Featuring a talented young ensemble cast, GREASE LIVE will reintroduce and reimagine the unforgettable moments, great music, and timeless love story to an entirely new generation.
Manufacturer: Olive Films
Brand: Olive Films
All the passion and spectacle of Bizet's Carmen comes to life in this dazzling screen opera starring Placido Domingo and Julia Migenes-Johnson. In 19th century Seville, the lusty, tempestuous Carmen (Migenes-Johnson) seduces a naive Army corporal, Don Jose (Domingo), newly assigned to the village fortress. Jose abandons his career, his fianc‚e and even his dying mother for the love of this sultry gypsy. But soon she spurns him in favor of a toreador, Escamillo (Ruggero Raimondi). Crazed with jealousy, Jose begs Carmen to return to him, but her taunting declaration of independence results in tragedy. Shot entirely on location in Andalusia Spain, Bizet's Carmen has been hailed as the definitive version of this classic opera. Superbly directed by Francesco Rosi (Illustrious Corpses).NOTE:There will be silence for 20 seconds at the beginning of the movie after which you can hear audience cheering.This is made intentionally by the studio.
Filmed on Sept. 1, 2001, "U2 Go Home" is the first ever release to feature U2 playing to a home crowd in Ireland. Following an 80 date sell-out world tour, U2 headed home for two extraordinary outdoor shows at Slane Castle in Ireland, where the band pla
Get ready to laugh and sing out loud. WHAT'S DONE IN THE DARK, set in a hospital emergency room, follows several nurses, their doctors, and some very interesting patients (hello, Mr. Brown!). What seems routine rarely is. Some folks would do well to remember: what's done in the dark always come to light. Tyler Perry mixes melodrama, social commentary, slapstick comedy, gospel music, and public health announcements in What's Done in the Dark... The lives of nurses, doctors, and patients of a city hospital get turned upside-down: A nurse discovers the doctor she's fooling around with is married; a faithful husband is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease; the son of a nurse abandoned by her husband seeks desperate means to make money; and audience favorite Mr. Brown (David Mann), who's appeared in other Perry plays, comes to the hospital convinced that he's dying, dragging his long-suffering daughter Cora (Tamela Mann) along with him. What's Done in the Dark... is a production of a play, filmed before a live audience, so it doesn't have the visual dynamics of a movie, but the full-tilt, show-stopping gospel songs wouldn't have the same unbridled exuberance anywhere but on the stage. Perry's writing is rarely subtle, but What's Done in the Dark... is broader than usual--even longtime fans may find the cartoonish Nurse Trudy (D'Atra Hicks) a bit hard to take. Nonetheless, the play continues Perry's devotion to themes of love, respect, and the grace of God, as well as providing health information for the African-American community. And Mr. Brown, in his jarringly colorful clothes and silly malaprops, is a topnotch buffoon. His over-the-top theatrics are not for everyone, but fans won't be able to get enough of him. --Bret Fetzer