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    1. What the Bleep Do We Know
    Director: Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente, William Arntz
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    The unlikeliest cult hit of 2004 was What the (Bleep) Do We Know?, a lecture on mysticism and science mixed into a sort-of narrative. Marlee Matlin stars in the dramatic thread, about a sourpuss photographer who begins to question her perceptions. Interviews with quantum physics experts and New Age authors are cut into this story, offering a vaguely convincing (and certainly mind-provoking) theory about... well, actually, it sounds a lot like the Power of Positive Thinking, when you get down to it. Talking heads (not identified until film's end) includeJZ Knight, who appears in the movie channeling Ramtha, the ancient sage she claims communicates through her (other speakers are also associated with Knight's organization). What she says actually makes pretty good common sense--Ramtha's wiggier notions are not included--and would be easy to accept were it not being credited to a 35,000-year-old mystic from Atlantis. --Robert Horton ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Bleeping Great!
    The next time you ask the question, "What's the matter?", and get the response "Nothing!" you may have a more descriptive but less solid answer than you know! What the BLEEP do we know?!poses many questions on matter and the nature of reality, yet doesn't pretend to answer them all for you. "Decide for yourself", one of the experts interviewed declared. He proposes that quantum mechanics does not give clear cut answers, but that it "puts responsibility squarely in your lap" to find those answers. "God is", another scientist states, yet interesting questions arise as to how he is perceived. What is God's true nature? Other questions are: "Is what we see and what we remember all there is to reality? How do our thoughts affect us? These questions are dealt with in the film as we are treated to the story of a photographer (beautifully played by Marlee Matlin), who finds herself struggling with her day to day existence and view of life because her painful past experiences color how she sees her present reality. Helping her through tough times, and keeping her "sane", is her friend, Jennifer (played with comic sweetness by Elaine Hendrix). Popping in and out of existence throughout the film is a panel of experts with their special views, and the moving story, served up with great music and brilliant visual effects! Take that trip down the rabbit hole of mysteriousness and come back wiser for it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Open your mind to the possibility...
    ...that you may not know everything about life and the world around us...

    ...that there may be a different way of looking at things, a different perspective, which will transform your life into something much easier, different, and better...

    ... That there may be a bit of information which you do not possess -- one so simple that it can be conveyed to you by a silly little movie starring marlie matlin -- which you can watch on your very own dvd player in the privacy of your bedroom...

    This is that movie, that moment, and that possibility. This movie can open your eyes to a new way of living. And it will, if you open your mind to that possibility. It will do to your metaphysical existence what the dvd "NEW SEX NOW" will do to your sexuality -- deliver you to a realm of existence which you never knew existed, but which is beyond your wildest dreams.

    It is shocking to me that life can become so different because of my interaction with the internet; ordering a couple of DVDs from Amazon has changed me so completely, I am amazed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Revolutionaryand Inspirational!
    What the Bleep is an extraordinary film that takes you to the outer reaches of consciousness.It is mind-blowing in its clear presentation of the true nature of reality from both the point of view of physics and the mind: believing is seeing. The movie teaches while it entertains--the bottom line is that the observer and the observed are inextricably entertwined.This holds true in all relationships, including the thorniest relationship of all: love.

    The movie, along with Dr. Emoto's startling work with water (which is in the movie) were so powerful for me that I featured them both in Opening Love's Door, my novel that deals with the nature of self-created romantic and spiritual love.

    Definitely buy this movie.You will come away with new energy to design and create your own life.

    3-0 out of 5 stars What the Bleep Do THEY Know?
    This film, What The Bleep Do We Know, had some interesting concepts and a good premise. It could have been done so eloquently, and yet could have is the opperative word here. Being somewhat versed in quantum theory, I understood some of what was being discussed. However, much of the discussion pertained to elementary concepts and not all of these concepts were presented accurately. It was somewhat "dumbed down" and lacked scientific truth. The "scientists" appeared to be reading off of a contrived script and were not very intelligently arguing the points. This movie raised some interesting and intriguing questions but the theological questioning of god and religion was very biased and had no scientific evidence. Much of the movie misused scientific thought and tried to make it malliable to the presenters view points. Apparently the rabbit hole only skimmed the surface and was ill-constructed...The movie could have been great...But I was fairly disappointed...What the bleep do they know?

    1-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre at its best
    If you were hoping form some form of a thought provoking idea here and there about life, preception and the brain function this movie might give a glips of that.However it is not even half as good as I expected it to be and certainly poses no real intelectual, spritual or factual revelations worth making this a worthwhile documentary. The production is mediocre, the theme is noble, but the logical flow and conclusive reasoning behind it is loaded with philosophical and religous falicies and rediculous claims. What is worse is that the interviews with some of the scientists even though start out as interesting (as they introduce certain facts about the brain and perception as it relates to the physical realty around us) but as it turns out all this leads to the puffing up of intelectual egotism of the scientists in bringing forth their foolish beleives and conclusions about life, theology and the meaning behind their existence. It is the formulation of propostrous conclusions about life, religion, existence and reality that go WAY beyond the scope of the facts at hand that really got to me. The heart of this movie is an empty shell of questions that are healthy to ask but certainly not healhty to try to answer to an already confused world. I say skip it and read about quantum physics and the neurology of the brain in NON lamens terms and form your own conclusions. ... Read more


    2. Riverdance - The Show
    Director: John McColgan
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    Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the original is truly the best
    A far cry from the static monstrosity the show has become on Broadway, the original Riverdance with Michael Flatley and Jean Butler is unbeatable. Colin Dunn may be a skilled performer, but no amount of championship titles can make up for the fact he lacks Flatley's presence and command of the audience. This production of Riverdance is the only one you need - forget Riverdance: The journey and the Radio City Music hall nightmare. This is Riverdance the way it was meant to be, before the producers drove Flatley away and stole his creation. The can claim credit all they wish, but Michael Flatley proved where the true passion for the dance went when he bravely formed his own production of Lord of the Dance and later, Feet of Flames. The current Broadway Riverdance show is fine for making the producers money and appeasing the tourists, but they cannot deny the passion and fire of the original is gone. The only thing worth watching the Broadway cast for is the added solos of Maria Pages and the newer modern tap routines. But there is no beating the original production, with it's passion and fire that truly embody the spirit of the Celts. Between Bill Whelan's gorgeous score and Flatley and Butler's unequaled talents leading a fabulously talented cast, this is truly an example of a great idea that should never have been tampered with.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this version!
    I've seen both versions of "Riverdance," with and without Michael Flatley, and I think this one is far and away the better. His successor is a terrific dancer, in a rather self-contained style, but he lacks Flatley's gusto and his rapport with the other dancers and the audience (compare the duos with Jean Butler in both versions and you'll see what I mean). Flatley always looks as if he's enjoying himself, and he throws himself into every performance with passion and enthusiasm -- even after many hundreds of shows, it's not "just a job" to him! Ms. Butler is superb: she can be light as thistledown, or stomp out an intricate rhythm in tap shoes with the best of them.
    As for the rest of the film, I could have done with fewer choral selections, although both Anuna and the Gospel group perform well. I would have liked to see more of the band: as an Irish music aficionado, I was stunned to read the credits and see the caliber of musicians who'd been performing, but the tape didn't give more than the odd 10 seconds to anyone besides Davy Spillane. And I can't imagine why the filmmakers didn't include the tap dance segment, which was, to me, the best part of the New York tape.
    But this version has it all over the other in one very important respect: whoever filmed it understood something about Irish dancing. They focused on the footwork, which, to a fan of this dance style, is THE most interesting part. The show was a gigantic hit in Ireland -- and in the heavily Irish communities in the U.S. -- in large part because it took a traditional (sometimes hackneyed) ethnic dance form and turned it on its ear. If it's filmed as just another razzle-dazzle dance show, with no attention to its roots, much of the enjoyment goes out of it -- and I think that happened in the New York version.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Background information
    I am amazed that so many of those who have seen the video are puzzled by the inclusion of the echos of Spanish and Arabic music in this film.

    This is truly a mesmerizing video, not only because of the spectacular dancing but also because of the inclusion of the diverse cultural and historical facts of Irelands past.

    The answer to the diversity of the "phenomenon" is found in the history of Western Europe. When many of the survivors of the wrecks of the Armada ended up on its shores, Ireland came under the influence of the invasion of the Moors in Spain,. Naturally Spanish/Arabic culture became inculcated in the culture fo the country. So now it must be included in the musical heritage of Ireland.
    As for the gospel music, the Irish that emigrated to the Eastern United States added their ballads and jigs to country music as well as the Africans that were slaves in those same areas and these two became intertwined.

    I found all of the music to be authentic and moving.
    I am Italian by heritage, but just for a moment I was envious of all thse who can claim Irish dancing as their own.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I'm Hooked
    Michael Flatley is a fine dancer and coreographer, and for me the original Riverdance is still his best work. Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames are impressive bits of showmanship, but in all their flash and glitter they lose the powerful, simple beauty of Irish dance that still holds center stage in the original Riverdance.

    Riverdance-The Show is also shot and edited well, like being in a front-row seat, not like a music video. I can't stand the staccato camera cuts in Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flame, but then I'm of an older generation not raised on MTV.

    Jean Butler shines in Riverdance, reason alone to view this show!

    I have watched this video over and over and am not tired of it yet! Except I skip most of the songs now. Just give me the dance!

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS THE SHOW!!
    this is the one show that is the best one, with the true stars!i saw the other riverdance shows but this one is the one. some people say that flatley is arogant, but i think he is being proud and you can see it at his eyes, it is simply great and he is the best so you can't blame him to be proud at himself. the same goes for jean butler, she is just perfect in this show i never seen better "irish dancer" than her....
    IT IS SIMPLE THE BEST! ... Read more


    3. Elvis on Tour
    Director: Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge
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    Average Customer Review: 4.54 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars ELVIS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME
    ELVIS PRESLEY SHOWS HIS GREAT SHOWMANSHIP IN THIS CONCERT FILM FROM 1972. THE FILM FEATURES IBTERVIEWS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES OF
    " SEE SEE RIDER ", " LOVE ME TENDER ", " A BIG HUNK O' LOVE ",
    " BURNING LOVE ", " LAWDY, MISS CLAWDY ", " POLK SALAD ANNIE ",
    " CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE ", " YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN ",
    " PROUD MARY ", " BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER ", " AN AMERICAN TRILOGY " AND MORE. IT ALSO FEATURES CLIPS OF THE ELVIS OF THE '50S'. THIS TAPE SHOWS ELVIS IN REHEARSALS AND IN JAM SESSIONS AS WELL. IT'S AN EXCELLENT TAPE WITH MANY SPLIT - SCREEN IMAGES THAT WERE WAY AHEAD OF THEIR TIME IN 1972. THIAS IS ELVIS'S SHINING HOUR. BUY IT TODAY ! "

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Document Of Elvis's Later Years
    "Elvis On Tour" captures a loose, energetic King on the road. It features dozens of innovative split screen shots of Elvis. Whether he's making a quip or showing off his karate moves, this is Elvis at his peak.

    "Elvis On Tour" is much looser than "That's The Way It Is". He does not seem nervous like he did on the previous tape, and he adds extra flare to the songs that he performed in the previous outing. Elvis's voice is in its greatest shape ever here. He delivers a powerful, intense vocal performance on "Bridge Over Troubled Water", then gives a gentle reading of "Funny How Time Slips Away". The rockers are also extremely good. Elvis gives electrifying versions of "A Big Hink O' Love" and "Lawdy, Miss Clawdy", plus a good version of "I Got A Woman". Closing this magnificient video is a beatiful rendition of "Can't Help Falling In Love".

    I do have one gripe however. On the "Lost Performances" video, there are several performances filmed for this video that should've have been included. These songs are a powerful "Are You Lonesome Tonight", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "All Shook Up", "Release Me", "Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel", and a stunningly beautiful "How Great Thou Art". However, this truly is a must - have. Elvis is truly at his finest hour, his last moment of glory before sinking into the pits of drugs and fatty food.

    5-0 out of 5 stars There are only 3 Elvis "live" videos!
    There are only three released videos filmed of Elvis "live" during performances. This is one of the three and the only one to show the King on tour. For that reason, it is to be treasured. But not only for this: it also shows Elvis performing his early seventies numbers, and his interaction with the audiences of that time. Every appearance by the King is moving, shows his character and his mischievous nature and most of all - shows every new generation of fans what it was like to see the one and only King of Rock n Roll perform. Why this is not on DVD baffles me. Although re-editing of the movie would make it tighter, the live performance segments make up for everything! Hey, MGM/Turner, whoever! please, do you have any plans for this to be on DVD ? Are there any more Elvis performances locked away in a vault that you could put on DVD ? Elvis fans all over the world are a growing force and would LOVE to see more of the real Elvis - trust me, these performances are nothing like the inane Elvis movies which are so readily available! THIS is the real reason they called him the KING!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome, not to be compared with Thats the way it is
    I have seen some interesting reviews so far about horrible video taping and even some 'Elvis is decline' comments. This movie is a documentary, basically cameras following Elvis around on tour. This is not taped in Las Vegas. In Vegas, Elvis did 2 shows a day with no travel. When on tour, it was night after night of traveling from City to City, show after show. There are not 2,000 fans in the audience, more like 12,000-21,000 depending upon the city. He attitude between shows in Vegas and shows on the road are understandably different. A little less polished, a little more raw, and on ocassion a lot more powerful. I love the Vegas shows, but if you want to see Elvis 'on tour' this is the ONLY way to get close. I doubt I'll ever experience anything quite like it again, but I'll always have this video. The video does not portray very well what a concert is like, the highs and lows that happen from beginning to end. Again, it is the closest thing we have to remember by. As for Elvis going down hill, this was not long after Thats the way it is and just before Aloha in January of 1973. Had I named this movie, it would have been 'Elvis Unleashed'. Its a shame we don't have one those tour shows available from end to end.

    5-0 out of 5 stars king on tour
    great docu film,....new versions of unreleased songs
    seeing what his life was like..during the 70's

    a highly appreciated movie ... Read more


    4. U2 - Zoo TV Live from Sydney
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must For U2 Fans
    This is U2 at their best. If you are a big U2 fan like I am you must own this video. A theatrical performance by Bono and the band in Sydney that features many songs from their Zooropa and Achtung Baby albums, among others.

    One of the few if not the only times you will see/hear songs like "The Fly," "Daddy's Gonna Pay," and a full version of "Lemon," and "Zoo Station." Not only do they play these live rareties, they sound great.

    During "Mysterious Ways," (the best live version I've ever heard) you can get a glimpse of Edge's wife who belly dances on stage during the song and toys with Bono.

    This is an energized concert with the band at their best, putting a lot into the show for a large crowd and the many photographers and cameras.

    Taking place in what is probably my favorite era of U2 music, this concert is one of the great recorded rock musical films in history...right up there with "The Wall, "The Song Remains The Same," and even "Tommy" among other films.

    The music covers the entire history of the band up until that point in the early 90's and is performed with such a flair and passion that it makes for a cinematic experience U2 fans won't soon forget.

    I can only hope they release a DVD version in the future, although it is available on laser disc.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking.
    Wow, what a spectacle. That's all I could think of after my first Zoo TV viewing. This is a great concert video, Popmart, 5 years later, is an overall better video. The band sounds pretty good on this video, but not great. And when it comes to U2, you've got to have standards, they are great, and they need criticism to stay great. The highlights include "Pride" with an excerpt from Martin Luther King dropped in the center, very tastefully. "The Fly" is probably U2's greatest concert song concept performance, ever, though sonically, it's just ok. The band pulls out all the stops. Gotta love Edge's belly dancer wife during "Mysterious Ways." Also, gotta love Bono in his alter-ego Macphisto form. I can't think of a better guise to perform such songs "Lemon" and "Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car" from 1993's dynamically creative "ZOOROPA," which reminds me I'm glad "Stay" is performed differently than those songs, because it is a different type of song for the ZOOROPA album and I'm glad it was treated accordingly. One let down, I would've like to have seen a live version of "Acrobat" from 1991's "Achtung Baby," instead of perhaps "Zoo Station," or "Can't help falling in love." Since It's a fantastic song and I've never seen U2 perform it live, I have to assume it's to challenging a studio song to attempt to pull off live. Which is a shame since it's such a thrill to see songs like "Lemon" and "Discotheque" (Popmart), because you know you'll never see those songs performed again live outside the period they come from, in U2's history. This was a groundbreaking tour, and you have appreciate the sheer balls it took U2 to bring this kinda tour up, change their style, music, image, and maintain their insane popularity, because they never drift from their message. Love and chaos.

    2-0 out of 5 stars This Is Not The Same U2 Of 1983(War-At The Red rocks, CO)
    If you are a fan of the pro-Christian U2 music of the first 3 albums culminating with the "War" album, you are in for a shock. ZooTV reveals a "worldly" U2 full of self aggrandizing, arrogance and even porn-not the band I grew up on. It saddens me to think that popularity has given U2 the false impresssion that they are larger than Life, and have lost the meaning of their rock 'n' roll mission. Instead of continuing their mission of "getting out the Christian message", they instead perform as though worldly excess is their ultimate indulgence-not the U2 of the early 80's. I know that success is hard to handle, but the band seems to have lost their way to it with this concert. The music , although good at times, does not nearly live up to the hype they have given to their image. And U2 used to be about the lyrics, with a great musical landscape!!! But not in this video. The stage antics and corresponding imagery severely undercut the roots of the band, and the video comes across as a repugnant exercise in SELF-INDULGENCE/ARROGANCE. To boot, the performance is sub-par, with more focus on Bono's stage antics than on the MEANING of the lyrics. Please, guys, remember your Creator and return to being "fishers of men". God bless you guys for all you have done, but COME BACK!!!! If you want the heart & soul of U2, buy the "Live At Red Rocks" concert instead. Lastly: U2, return to your roots, fulfill your good mission and return to the good message you started out with-I greatly miss you!!! Sadly, great talent gone sadly awry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ...a magic night...
    ...this is the best concert, by anyone, ever. Period. Fortunately for me, I picked this one up on laserdisc in '94, and its the best buy I've ever done. At least I can enjoy it in all its digital splendor. I don't know about the quality of this tape, but you should pick it up anyway, to get a small glimps of the wonder that was the ZOO-TV tour. I saw it live in Oslo, and it's a night I will never forget...

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Ambition bites the nails of success."
    If somehow you were living in a cave during the early 90's, you probably still would have heard of ZOO TV, the most ambitious tour in history. Just in case you don't know much about it, here's some background. U2 were the biggest band in the world in the 80's, but they got sick of their holier-than-thou image and making music with the simple "3 chords and the truth" style that defined their music, and which they conquered the world with in the 80's. The band nearly broke up while making "Achtung Baby," in 1991. The band survived but knew it was time for a change, in order to keep themselves and their massive fan base interested. They decided to become and simultaneously parody decadent rock-stars. To do this, they staged the most ambitious, decadent and awesome tour in history (and dated supermodels including the bassist, Adam, hooking up with Naomi Campbell, yup, Naomi:-). ZOO TV used over 36 video monitors (to parody MTV and CNN,shoving TV in the faces of fans, they used a barrage of images,half-baked subliminal messages,satellite tv from around the world, and live-feed of the war-torn people in Sarajevo- although not in this show). They also used multiple trabants (beaten-up junker cars suspended above the stage, many of them now reside suspended from the ceiling at the rock and roll hall of fame),video confessionals (which were often both funny and haunting, though none are on this tape), 2 stages (one that comes out in the middle of HUGE, and I mean mindblowingly HUGE crowds), a belly dancer (who would later become the guitarist's wife), Bono as different characters ("The Fly" and "Macphisto" on this tape, he also dressed as "mirrorball man" to parody televagelists during the american leg of the tour). Bono nightly made prank phone calls on stage to the white house or to order 10,000 pizzas (nothing that cool on this tape, though). However, all of the glitz aside, what stands out most about this concert is, of course, the music. Here, there are GREAT live versions of many "Achtung Baby" songs (many of them improved and more exciting than the album versions) , some live rarities such as "Lemon" and "Dirty Day." They also manage to incorporate a lot of their biggest hits from the 80's quite seemlessly. The result is the best, most ambitious concert-tour ever, by any band, period. This is the fastest-selling-out tour in history. Demand for tickets outweighed supply 10-1. The tour was in fact SO huge that just being on the road, and the cost of keeping and building to tour ate up profits, but that's how much U2 care about their fans, they wanted to keep ticket prices low, and still show people just what makes U2 so legendary. Although I doubt this is the best show of ZOO TV, it's all we've got, so get it. Also, get PopMart- I personally like PopMart better, but that's just a personal preference (I really dig the songs off of "Pop," and felt they were trying to take the ZOO TV concept to the next level, which they did, but with varying success). I hope U2 returns to these types of huge venues with high-concepts. I like their "stripped down" shows a lot too ("elevation 2001"), but no concert matches the excitment, interest level, ambition, and the cleverly-disguised warm-hearted fun of ZOO TV. Simply the best concert tour by the best band still making music. ... Read more


    5. Moonwalker
    Director: Jim Blashfield, Jerry Kramer (II), Colin Chilvers
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful.
    You know those movies that you saw when you were a kid and you still get the same thrill when you see it, no matter how old are you are? Moonwalker is one of those movies. Michael Jackson is the O.G. and this movie is tripped out in a good way. It starts off with his famous Pepsi commerical and from there it takes off to his live performance of 'Man in the Mirror.' Now I don't care how callous you are internally this music video will make the coldest gangsta cry,haha. After this video there are some highlights of his career from the Jackson 5 to present. I never heard a kid (Michael Jackson) sing 'Who's Loving You' so good yo. There are some short clips of his famous music videos after this, and then the full length video of Bad, which was fun to watch. This film has alot of twists which I won't give away on this review. Let's just say this vhs is a fun fantasy ride that will stretch your imagination guaranteed. The actual movie doesn't start until about thirty minutes or so into the film, right after the 'Leave Me Alone' full length video. Another reason why I like this film is because the antagonist is played by none other than Joe Pesci, who is a big hollywood name of course. The scenes where his troops are hunting M.J. down at night will have you on edge. I recommend this film to Michael Jackson fans and anyone who wants to enjoy a fun movie with a nice plot and plenty of twists.

    5-0 out of 5 stars soooo amazing
    I love this movie so much. I always loved michael and was a fan, but when I first saw this 4 years ago on vh1, I loved him more than ever! He is so talented, so amazing onstage and a great humanitarian with a vision to heal the world. The special effects are mindblowing and the dancing is off the hook. And as a bonus, michael sure looks hot, especially during come together when he rips off that shirt! Also Bad is my favourite mj era and album ever though I love all his work. I have young family members who enjoy this video, I'm in my 20's and I still enjoy it too. This is recommended to all families, it shows mj's true colours as a pure, loving soul with a gift for music and humanity. In other words, don't believe the speculation in the media...

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest
    This is one of the two greatest music video compilations I've ever seen since I started to enjoy the Western Pop music. Another one is certainly "Making Of Thriller". However it's so strange that the damned SONY doesn't yet have the intention even today to release these two as DVD format! If somebody tells me there are no more requests for these "old" videos among Michael's fans or any music lovers, it's not the truth. I just hope someone can give me a reason!

    3-0 out of 5 stars One big tease to anyone who's STILL a MJ fan!
    Man in the mirror is the only reason why I brought the video. Then to see him in concert... that was disappointing. Then I just seen clips of some of his greatest songs ever made. The video is a big tease to the imagination to those who will love to see, what Michael Jackson really was before he got himself caught up in all this trouble. I really regrett buying this. The best part of it is, Just leave me alone. Which I will do this tape.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "An Introspective Look at "Michael Mania" during the '80's"
    This video cassette was released about 15 years ago, but it still proves to be one of the best music video compilations ever. It was released way back in 1988, when the album "BAD", was taking the market by storm, and "Michael Jackson", was at the height of his powers. If you enjoyed the "BAD" album, along with "Thriller" and Michael's output with "The Jacksons", then this VHS is for you. "Man in the Mirror", "Bad", "Speed Demon", "Leave Me Alone", and "Smooth Criminal" represent material off of "BAD (1987)." While a medley of "Billie Jean", "Human Nature", "Thriller", "Say, Say, Say" and "Beat It" represent The 1983 "Thriller Hey Day."
    You also get some snippets of the songs "State of Shock (1984)", "We Are The World (1985)", and "Dirty Diana (1988)", which are unavailable on any "Michael Jackson" video release, past or present. The special effects on "Smooth Criminal", "Speed Demon", and "Leave Me Alone" are phenominal, and rank up their with "Thriller", "Black or White", and "Ghosts." Too bad no live performance footage from the "BAD World Tour 1987-1989" was included, but what's here is golden. Hopefully this VHS will be remastered for a DVD re-release some time soon. ... Read more


    6. Kid Galahad
    Director: Phil Karlson
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    4-0 out of 5 stars an unfairly treated ELVIS " movie.
    from the very first time i saw this film, i've been convinced that Elvis can act as well as sing. Unfortunately, he was not given too many chances to do so. His performance is credible, noteworthy, and unforgettable. The up-state NEW YORK scenery is beautiful,the veteran actors also in the movie- GIG YOUNG, CHARLES BRONSON, ED ASNER, all give outstanding performances.
    The songs may have been few, KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, I GOT LUCKY, etc, but still Elvis at his best.This movie is my favorite Elvis flick hands down. PLEASE MGM produce this movie on DVD FULLSCREEN AND WIDESCREEN 5:1 DOLBY DIGITAL . DO IT SOON, FOR I WANT TO ADD IT TO MY COLLECTION. THANKS,oldugly1911

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not enough meat on the bones
    This was Elvis' first "bad" movie, in my opinion. The reasons for this lie in the awkward, and unnecessary, interpolation of musical numbers which bear little relevance to the on-screen action. While the film has a nice look, the locale is especially pleasant, and the supporting cast is good (particularly Gig Young) "Kid Galahad" strays from its original dramatic source to focus more on current youth fads such as tight sweaters and the Twist.
    The film is burdened with lightweight, disposable songs (with the exception of "King of the Whole Wide World"), and concentrates more on standard boy-girl frolics than on the central dramatic story of a seriously gifted prize-fighter. Even with Charles Bronson and an uncredited Ed Asner in the supporting cast (indicating that the original intention was to make a solid action-drama film)"Kid Galahad" is the first serious mis-step in Elvis's film catalogue. With few exceptions, his subsequent films virtually jettisoned drama in favour of pop-gloss.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis' best from United Artists.
    "Kid Galahad" stars Elvis as an ex-G.I. who comes back to his hometown in upper state New York. Beautiful scenery, I might add. He wants to be an auto mechanic after returning from the Army, but instead he's reluctantly roped into being trained to be a boxer. Elvis has an anvil-fist and an iron jaw. Soon, he becomes boxing champ nicknamed "Kid Galahad". Joan Blackman returns and plays Elvis' love interest and the sister of the boxing camp owner Gig Young. Great picture formula, great songs and beautiful and breathtaking mountain scenery. Recommend this must-see to everyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Boxing Movie
    KID GALAHAD (1962) is an excellent boxing movie. If you liked the ROCKY series, you will enjoy this movie of an ex-GI who has a winning knock-out punch. Elvis is credible as a boxer. The rags to riches story also rings true.

    The opening scene is unforgettable with Elvis riding on the back of a Mayflower truck singing KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. There are six songs including I GOT LUCKY.

    This is a remake of a 1937 movie that starred Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson. The 1937 version was directed by Michael Cutiz who directed Casablanca and the Elvis movie King Creole. The movie examines the corruption of boxing and the gambling and crime associated with it.

    Oscar-winner Gig Young is excellent as the promoter and DEATH WISH's Charles Bronson gives a spectacular performance as the trainer.

    Elvis' acting is very good here. The song sequences are excellent especially one where Elvis and Young and Bronson are riding in a jalopy that Elvis restored and then painted red.

    A man who can sing when he ain't got a thing, he's the king of the whole wide world. Indeed. Nobody proved it better than Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll and the Artist of the Century.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Kid Galahad- A Pleasant Surprise
    I have not seen the original "Kid Galahad", but this one was very good, compared to anything, not just Elvis' other movies. I wouldn't agree with the "Oh well, at least it's not as bad as his others" angle that many seem to take. I think anyone would enjoy it. It has a good cast surrounding Elvis, most notably Gig Young and Charles Bronson. This movie also further proves that Elvis was a good actor, given the chance. The whole movie just seems to click, somehow. And about the songs, give them a break! It's an Elvis movie. The man can sing! Let him! Be thankful it wasn't a musical. It had a few songs, yes, but that fact is not nearly as annoying as others try to paint it. It had a great depiction of the corruption of the boxing industry, and some good fighting scenes. Elvis looked like he enjoyed his part and was interested, contrary to many other opinions, and by no means was he "chubby". He was very well-built, and worked with a real-life boxing trainer, who said that Elvis could've been a professional fighter. So anyone who says he wasn't convincing as a boxer should take a second look. Watch this movie, not compared to anything, but just as the movie itself, and there's a big chance you'll enjoy it. ... Read more


    7. Blue Hawaii
    Director: Norman Taurog
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    5-0 out of 5 stars ALOHA, HAWAII! Elvis loved it there.
    If I had to summon up the content of this whole movie in one word, it would be: "exotic". Why I say that is because of the scenery, the palm trees, the Waikiki beach, the beach boys and girls, the Hawaiian music, the ukeleles, the luau, EVERYTHING! Elvis is a returning G.I. who does not want to go into his family's pineapple business. Instead, he works for a tourist guide service, and his first customers are a pack of gorgeous-looking girls and a beautiful chaperoning schoolteacher (Nancy Walters). Beautiful Hawaiian wedding scene at the end when Elvis marries Joan Blackman. Angela Lansbury is perfect for Elvis' mother in this picture. She enjoyed working with Elvis. "Blue Hawaii" is quintessential and Elvis' top picture and
    his best '60s musical next to "Viva Las Vegas", and "G.I. Blues".

    3-0 out of 5 stars Tour Hawaii with Elvis!!!
    Tour Hawaii with Elvis Presley!!! That's a pretty good description of this musical, the success of which marked the end of the singer's attempts at being a serious actor. For what it is--a travelogue with music and a slight plot--it isn't bad at all. But "King Creole," "Flaming Star," and even "Follow That Dream" demonstrated that Elvis could indeed act when given half the chance. That's all "Blue Hawaii" is, though: half a chance. The songs aren't exactly rock and roll, but most provide pleasant listening, and, of course, this is the movie that introduced the lovely "Can't Help Falling in Love," the song with which he would end all of his concerts in the 70s. Angela Lansbury is on hand as Elvis' mother, even though she was only a few years older than him (just as she was only a few years older than Laurence Harvey when she played his mother in "The Manchurian Candidate" the next year, a movie in which Elvis might just as well have been cast considering his apparent manipulation at the hands of Colonel Parker), and, of course, there are plenty of luscious babes about for those who don't consider Angela a turn on. "Blue Hawaii" is a real mixed bag. It is, perhaps, the very definition of "fluff," and as fluff it is attractive, but it would ultimately lead to dozens of execrable imitations that would make Presley's movie career one of the most lamentable in history. The writing was on the wall and, more importantly, in the grosses.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Can't Help Fallin' In Love With This Movie
    Mr Presley certainly wasn't a great actor, but this movie shows him off to his best advantage. The music isn't the usual bad Elvis movie music and the scenery is to doe for. The storyline could come from any family - a son trying to be independent, a father who wants son to follow in his footsteps, a dropdead gorgeous girlfriend who just isn't what HIS folks had in mind, outrageous friends and an airhead, over-protective mama dead-set on embarrassing the son at any given chance. The plot is easy to follow and even makes sense. OK, not everyone breaks into song on a horseback ride, but what the Hell ! The wedding scene ( oops, gave it away ) makes up for any gaffes.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Blue Hawaii
    I think this movie was above and beyond Elvis's usual movies. It has a cute plot and the scenery is unbelievable. If you are not a Elvis fan you will fall in love with the scenery.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Postcard
    I re-watched this just before going to Maui last November on my first trip to Hawaii. The story may not be much, but the scenery is "spot on" and this is a nostalgia trip for the "older Hawaii" of the 50's. What a great postcard, and Elvis thrown in, doing his 60's Elvis thing, with more style and good grace than later films would exhibit. He seemed to enjoy himself and you'll enjoy the music. ... Read more


    8. King Creole
    Director: Michael Curtiz
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    4-0 out of 5 stars The King of Elvis flicks
    Even the stuffy New York Times praised Elvis Presley's performance in "King Creole," and why not? Everything clicks in this adaptation of Harold Robbins' novel, "A Stone for Danny Fisher." For once, Elvis has a good script, a terrific supporting cast, a first class director, and a role worthy of an actor which he shows himself to be while also singing an album's worth of outstanding songs. He's not the surly creep of "Jailhouse Rock," nor is he the bloated beach boy of most of his 60's movies. He's a good kid whose boredom with school and disappointment with his homelife leads him to explore life on the wrong side of the tracks where he encounters a switchblade flinging Vic Morrow, a sleazy Walter Matthau, and a beautiful but been around Carolyn Jones. Along the way, he also performs brilliant, knockout musical numbers like "New Orleans," "Trouble," "Dixieland Rock," and the amusing "Lover Doll" (no "Old MacDonald's Farm" in this movie). It all adds up to the King's best film, one of the few in which he wore his crown with honor.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Elvis Presley's personal favorite film role
    "King Creole" from 1958,(the same year Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S.Army),is a good drama with a few good musical numbers thrown in. Shot in glorious black&white and produced by Hal Wallis,who produced some of Mr. Presley's biggest hits("Loving You" from 1957,"Blue Hawaii" from 1961,"Girls!Girls! Girls!" from 1962) and directed by Michael Curtiz(the classic "Casablanca"),the story takes place in New Orleans and Elvis stars as Danny Fisher,a disillusioned high school drop out with designs on being a singer.Danny gets a job at the night club "King Creole". The picture features a fine supporting cast including the late,great Walter Matthau,very effective as a sleazy gangster,Carolyn Jones as the gangster's kept woman,Dean Jagger as Danny's father,Vic Morrow as a hoodlum and one of the gangster's henchman and Dolores Hart as Danny's girlfriend,(Ms. Hart after making several movies left acting and decided to become a nun in the mid '60's).Elvis's top ten hit single from this movie was "Hard Headed Woman".Also, "Trouble" was a well known number.Elvis Presley had said in interviews that of all the 30 odd pictures he had made Danny Fisher in "King Creole" was his personal favorite film role.And,Mr. Presley added that he hated most of the rest of the pictures he had made.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Actually 4 and 1/2 Stars, But...
    I can't give that rating on Amazon. Anyway, as a lover of EP's music, and at the time only his music, I was so so so very hesitant to ever give a film of his the smallest chance, because of all the negative things I had heard. I didn't want a bad film to ruin the image that the music had created in my mind. So it was 35 years of just music, nothing else.
    Then this past April 2004 I was able to make a "pilgrimage" to Memphis, specifically Graceland. While talking with an employee in one of the giftshops, she convinced me to give certain films a try, and King Creole was the one she recommended I start with. She was kind enough to also recommend a few that I must avoid at all costs, namely Girls, Girls, Girls.
    If I could meet this Graceland employee again, I would thank her several times over. King Creole is a quality film that has an actual, and quasi-believable, plot. It has Elvis at his most handsome, and in black and white, that comes through even more. He gives a commendable performance, and his costars carry their weight in the film well also, esp the beautiful Carolyn Jones.
    I would classify King Creole as a good overall film, and in the Elvis realm, I would consider it a great film. I think it is his best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Reel Elvis
    This is more like it. A great movie, well directed and acted by all concerned.

    Elvis is fantasic. He looks great, looks enthused and is enjoying working with a great cast and crew. This is just the type of movie he should have been doing but, as is known, went on to make the likes of Girls, Girls, Girls and, God help us, Speedway.

    The songs are good, the story is good, it looks like money was spent on it. What a pity his stint in the Army more or less ruined his movie career. This is highly recommended along with Flaming Star and Wild in the Country.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good elvis flick
    I would rank this as one of the better elvis films along with "love me tender" and "jailhouse rock" also recommend "loving you" ... Read more


    9. U2: Live at Red Rocks "Under a Blood Red Sky"
    Director: Gavin Taylor
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Must For U2 Fans Or Anyone Who Likes To Rock
    Are you someone who would like to see some of U2's earlier concert work? Well here it is. You get moment after moment of Rock and Roll the way it was meant to be played... Live and Loud. This one was filmed at the famed Red Rocks, a sort of outdoor Arena.
    What I admire most about this U2 concert, is their dedication to excellence. While fans wear jackets and coats, U2 performs in the freezing cold. Steam is clearly seen coming off their sweating bodies and from Bono's lips as he sings song after song.
    Inspiring music, moving music with a beautiful Heavenly sound, and good hard hitting Rock-n-Roll, is the best way to describe what is on this video. Please note that this concert is from 1983. 12 songs are performed, including the mega hits Sunday Bloody Sunday(of which the clip was used on MTV back in the 80's), New Year's Day, and Gloria.
    If you like unflinching Rock And Roll at its best, you can't do without this video. I own it, and it was well worth what I paid for it. Any music that brings a glorious tear to my eyes is worth what I pay for it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars U2's finest hour
    I am not a huge fan of this band; however, i enjoy many of their singles. My dad had this in his collection unopened; he gave it to me to watch. The first time I did I knew none of the songs except for "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" and "I Will Follow" Thus I did not think much of it. Maybe a year later I decided to watch it again; I 'am happy I did. This concert is in support of the "BOY" album is superb. U2 is note for note live. The visuals are excellent and the cameras stay on a bandmember for more than a second. Bono and company are full of energy! Even you don't like the songs the recordings and feeling is here. This video offers riveting versions of classic U2 songs. Standout versions: "Surrender", "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"," Eleven O' Clock Tick Tock", and "I Will Follow"

    4-0 out of 5 stars U2 show from 1983 - very good
    This show dates from 1983, and was filmed at Red Rocks in the USA - a natural amphitheatre that provided a memorable backdrop for this, U2's first concert film. The best feature of the performance is the very strong connection U2 evidently makes with its audience. You can feel the energy and intensity in the band's playing, and the strident tone of their War album tracks like New Year's Day and Sunday Bloody Sunday is complemented by effective older tracks like I Will Follow, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock and The Electric Co. This music really did lift U2 to the top of the rock music world , and deservedly so. No one else in 1983 was making such strong guitar-based rock music, and U2 here were still young, charismatic, improving and developing an expanding fanbase. Highly Recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great concert film!
    I work at my local PBS and I admit, I got this for free, because we aired the video if I remember this past spring. Anyway, I have the CD of the album as well and this is just a beuatiful piece of work from the guys from Dublin.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ...it was twenty years ago today...
    Absolutely the best concert video ever, in my opinion! It was a rainy day in Denver and the taping for U2's first ever live concert video was almost cancelled - almost. Fortunately the band went through with the shoot and ended up with the most spectacular footage of what was "the most popular alternative band" at the time. This collection includes "Seconds" the Edge's first stab at lead vocals, "Party Girl" a rare b-side done live, and the full versions of "Gloria" and "Electric Co." with the middle parts - like Send In the Clowns - left in. (These were removed from the album/cassette/CD due to copyright issues.) I've seen U2 twelve times, including their Los Angeles stop on the War tour. This video highlights the absolute best they have to offer. ... Read more


    10. Livin' For Love - The Natalie Cole Story
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    Daughter of a legend.Rising superstar.Proud mother and wife.Natalie Cole seemed to have it all, but a recurring addiction to drugs and hidden grief took her from the top of the charts to the depths of despair.In this powerful and authorized story of her life, Natalie shares her inspiring journey back, and the enduring spirit of the man who led the way -- her beloved father.Directed by Robert Townsend. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "This Will Be" a great video to own!
    Natalie Cole's story, which was based on her best-selling autobiography, comes to vivid life on screen. Like Ms. Cole's book, this movie pulls no punches about the seemingly fairytale life she had as a child to her bouts with drugs, her rise to fame as a singing star, her family life, only for it to all come crashing down due to her addiction--and her amazing comeback due to the one thing she was running away from all her life: acknowledging the legacy of her father, the legendary pop/jazz artist, Nat "King" Cole, who had died a tragic death from lung cancer at the age of 45. At the time of his death, Natalie had just turned 15, and has said that his death was something she never got over, but never had the chance to grieve, which eventually led her to drugs. That, and the need to be daring and experimental. But she explains that it wasn't until the mid-80s when she was in rehab for the second time that she realized this. Bottom line was, she missed her father tremendously.

    Diahann Carroll is fantastic as Maria Cole, Natalie's strict disciplinarian mother, and James McDaniel captures the gentle and understanding man that Nat Cole was perfectly, even though his role is not a large one. The two young actresses who play Natalie as a child are enchanting, and Theresa Randle as the young adult Natalie pulls out all the stops for a Emmy-deserving performance.

    One of the most touching and true scenes in the movie is when Natalie, playing herself, has to break the news to her young son right before a concert that his father has passed away, then she goes on stage and dedicates her hit song "Our Love" to her former husband. The emotion is very real, and you can tell that Natalie was reliving the pain she must've felt then. Also at the very end of the film, you see real footage of Natalie singing the smash "Unforgettable" with Nat on video at the 1992 Grammy awards. Another heart-touching moment. It also shows the ups and downs of the music industry and how certain situations are handled and overcome. A phenomenal story. Highly recommended! Now if only we can bring Nat's story to the screen....

    5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT LOOK AT NATALIE COLE'S LIFE
    I SAW THIS MOVIE ON TV AND IT WAS FANTASTIC. IT SHOWS HOW SHE USED DRUGS AND HOW IT AFFECTED HER LIFE AND CAREER. IT SHOWS HOW SHE WAS NOT CLOSE TO HER MOTHER. HER MOTHER DIDN'T WANT HER TO BE A SINGER. UP UNTIL THE LAST 30 MINUTES OR SO, THE ACTUAL NATALIE COLE TAKES OVER AS HERSELF. THE MOVIE ENDS WITH NATALIE RECORDING A DUET WITH NAT "KING" COLE AND HER PERFORMING ON THE GRAMMYS. ALL TOGETHER: FANTASTIC ... Read more


    11. Elvis-One Night With You
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    Never seen during his lifetime, this astonishing live performance could accurately be described as Elvis unplugged. Taped in a small studio, the session is a no-frills, intimate presentation of the Memphis rocker jamming with four of his earliest bandmates, revisiting early favorites in a relaxed and unrehearsed setting. With the musicians seated in a circle, facing one another while surrounded by a small but rapt audience, One Night with You is far removed from the more conventional staging seen elsewhere in his videography; Elvis's warm interaction with his old allies meanwhile refers directly back to his earliest stage and TV work in trio and quartet configurations.

    Originally taped for the rock & roll legend's triumphant 1968 holiday special (available as Elvis: '68 Comeback Special), this reunion was never intended to be seen as a whole. Knowing that only brief segments might be used, Elvis jokes, clowns, and remains unfazed by the occasional musical gaffe. Yet he also brings an unforced vigor to his guitar playing (which had, for years, been reduced to pantomime for his formal shows), another clear link to the necessarily greater self-reliance of those career-making early shows.

    For fans, the comeback special itself still looms as an unsurpassed feast of Presley music at the artist's peak. But this 53-minute companion, first aired by HBO, stands on its own as the tenderloin. --Sam Sutherland ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis was different
    I have always been an Elvis fan. He was/is the greatest performer/singer that ever lived. The Beatles were great, and beyond all others in musical accomplistments, except for Elvis, who far outranks them. In this DVD, one is able to experience him in the "unplugged" setting with a few of his "friends", including Scotty Moore, & D.J. Fontana. I had not seen any of this show since I first experienced it in 1968. Back then, we thought that he did it just to put the Beatles, (then at the height of their influence), in perspective. He did that.

    But while viewing the program last night, I realized some things that are apparent now to me, that I would not have taken note of back then. I was a little uncomfortable with the way that everyone with him was dressed in red jumpsuits, while obviously adhering to careful agreement to every word Elvis said. They were indeed, the "yes-men" that have been revealed so often in the literature written since his death. After all the technological advances since that time, it seemed strange to see him passing guitars back and forth to Scotty Moore. Fontana used a guitar case as a drum, which gave an annoying "cardboard" sound when the DVD stereo sound was used. If this was done today, there would no limitations observed in the quality of equipment used, even in an "informal-unplugged" setting. Elvis even sang the last song, "Memories", to what sounded like a karaoke tape being played off-stage. Today, there would have been an orchestra behind him for accompaniment. Also, the between song chatter would have been much better planned. At one point, Elvis made reference to the "Music of today", saying that he "liked" the Beatles, and another group,(I cannot remember), before adding "and the rest" in a very flippant, unimportant manner. He really seemed to me to be doing this show as if it had just been suggested to him an hour ago. There was almost no preparation at all.

    Having said that, let me now say that he pulled it off wonderfully! ONLY Elvis could do a show in this manner, and have it be a classic! His impromptu singing was as remarkable as I remembered it to be. No human voice was ever as beautiful as his! My wife lived all her life in another country until she married me a few years ago, and she had NEVER seen him on video before, till last night. All she could talk about was how handsome he was! He sang one masterpiece after another, and ALL she could talk about was how "beautiful that man is!" Her face seemed glossed over thoughout the whole show, as if she had been hypnotized! She was STILL talking about his appearance when I left for work this morning!! I am not sure that I am comfortable with her reaction to him, even with him being dead!

    There will never be another performer like he was, and this DVD is proof of that! As long as these films of him exist, there will be people wanting to experience watching him as he was in 1968. There has not been any performer to appear on the horizon of entertainment in the years since his death, that even remotely approach the charisma, and talent, of this man. This DVD is a treasure, and highly reccomended to most people.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis jams with the band.
    This is the first sit-down session of two recorded by Elvis for his 1968 comeback special. The full audio of the second session is available on the CD "Tiger Man." This DVD is a must-have for any Elvis fan because it features The King singing and playing the guitar in a casual setting.

    Elvis and the band sit in a circle flanked by a sedate audience (his vocals are not obscured by screaming women as usual). As you watch the show you can witness Elvis beginning the program nervous and tired, warming up as he progresses. This is most evident in the song "Baby What Do You Want Me To Do," which he sings quietly early in the performance and again in two reprises. By the third time Elvis has hit his stride, jamming his lead guitar and infecting the audience with vocals issuing from his soul.

    He jokes with his band members, blatantly reads and makes fun of the script for the show, forgets the words to "Heartbreak Hotel," shares anecdotes about some of his earlier shows, and pokes fun at his trademark sneer.

    The DVD offers two sound options off the main menu - the Surround Sound option actually draws attention to the shortcomings in the audio equipment used in the recording. I prefer to listen to the original Mono recording. If you are looking for high-quality sound, you had best purchase "Tiger Man," since it appears that some of the kinks from the first sitting featured in "One Night With You" were worked out before the second sitting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis One Night With You ( One Night With The King )
    Elvis One Night With You Is The Follow Up From The Elvis '68 ComeBack Special And The DVD Also Cuts Out 3 Parts But I've Got It By Virgin Video And The DVD But Still The DVD Is Not That Bad And I Think That Elvis Looks Great And Sings Great He's Having Fun And He Jokes About With His Band And He's Just Great He's Still The King And Will Always Be The King Of Rock 'N' Roll To Me , THE ONE AND ONLY ELVIS PRESLEY
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have!
    Elvis up close&uncut makes for a real musical treat.Elvis nailed the way to make a Concert Unplug Performance twice in 1968.this is a very back too basics take that captures Elvis truly at his Peak.the video original Version does have more footage&even more uncut feel.this is still a Must have seeing&Hearing a Music Legend up close without any gloss.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One Night With You, Many Nights With Me
    I say this because I watch it over and over, loving it more and more each time. Elvis, dressed in black leather, rocks and jokes along with "That's All Right Mama," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes" and many more classic songs from his early days. This, along with "Aloha From Hawaii" and "That's the Way It Is," is the greatest film ever. "There's something wrong with my lip...I did 29 pictures like that...'Elvis will talk about first record' (then someone in the audience says "a little late.") 'Elvis will talk about not being able to touch body with hands..." Only an example of the many jokes you'll uncover in this remarkable package. Elvis at his raw, undrugged, rockin' best; don't pass up this extraordinary concert. (NOTE: Get this instead of the DVD; it is a rip-off.) ... Read more


    12. Mad Season - Live at the Moore
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good stuff from Seattle
    If you're a fan of grunge, you'll want to check this out. Layne Staley (from Alice In Chains) & Mike McCready (from Pearl Jam) make up one half of Mad Season. This video includes about 6 or 7 live songs, a performance from Seattle radio, and the video for the haunting beauty "River of Deceit." If you liked Mad Season's full-length album, you'll dig this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every Layne Staley Fan Should Have This
    This is an absolutely awesome video. This video demonstrates Layne Staley's amazing talent - not just his beautiful singing voice, but also his charisma as a performer and his brilliance as a songwriter (you also need to get the CD "Above" which includes all of the lyrics to the songs performed during this show). Included at the end of the tape is the River of Deceipt video as well as a performance of "Lifeless Dead" from a radio broadcast. The other members of Mad Season are also excellent in this, and a guest appearance by Mark Lanegan for a duet with Layne (Long Gone Day) will bring tears to your eyes. Every Layne Staley fan (and Mad Season fan) should have this!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best and last Season
    I didn't expect much from this video, thinking that maybe some fan caught it on tape and it was good enough to put out (much like Morphine's "Bootleg Detroit" album). Right from the start those thoughts were dispelled, with great video and even better sound. Though Layne was on the decline, his voice is very powerful. As a big Alice In Chains fan, I definitely appreciated hearing his voice - sure I have the Mad Season album, but he doesn't sing exactly the same. You can see him smile from time to time and he sure as doesn't look like the living dead yet. If anything, I think this video is nice farewell to a great figure in rock history. Other than that, Mike McCready plays some great stuff.

    A great edition to any fan of Layne, the Seattle rock scene, or any Pearl Jam fan who can take their eyes off Eddie.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good..
    I was impressed with both the filming and the quality of the performance from these guys. Mad Season were always underrated I felt, and this video shows them at their peak, before a live audience lucky enough to catch this band in concert. To see Layne Stayley, already at this point hermetically disappearing behind layers of clothes and gloves, play guitar on 'November Hotel', the instrumental song, was very cool, and Mike McCready's soloing on the song really really rips. And I was impressed to see Layne able to hit the notes on the moving 'All Alone', without the benefit of any effects or trickery perhaps other than reverb. Elsewhere, ex-Trees frontman current Queens sideman Mark Lanegan appears on the druggy, jazzy 'Long Gone Day'.

    5-0 out of 5 stars if you're looking for a fix
    Highly recommend this video. Great performance by 5 guys, 2 of whom are no longer with us. Staley sounds awesome and the band tears it up. If you have the Mad Season CD, you might as well buy this video as it won't dissapoint. ... Read more


    13. Nine Inch Nails - Closure
    Director: Mark Romanek, Peter Christopherson, Jonathan Rach
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Double Video Set from NIN
    Video one shows concert and behind the scenes footage from the Self-Destruct tour. The behind the scenes footage has Trent and the boys bringing down an exit sign by throwing beer bottles at it, Danny Lohner in a thong, Bowie tells about getting confused with Vanilla Ice, Trent trying decide how to deal with Robin's hand injury, Jim Rose Circus among other things. Live performances are of Terrible Lie, Piggy, Down in It, March of the Pigs, the Only Time, Sanctified, Wish, Hurt (featuring Bowie) and Something I Can Never Have.

    Video Two is of all of their videos previous to The Fragile besides Burn, the original March of the Pigs video (never released) and the Broken movie (if that counts as being a music video). It has Head Like a Hole, Sin, Down In It, Pinion, Wish, Help Me I'm in Hell, Happiness in Slavery, Gave Up, March of the Pigs, Eraser/Hurt/Wish (live), Closer and the Perfect Drug. Each of their videos is unique and not like any of their other ones. Marilyn Manson is in the video for Gave Up and Richard Patrick of Filter is shown in some of the early videos. Mark Romanek directed the last two videos and in my opinion, they are two of the best videos ever made. Every time I watch them, I catch something new that I hadn't noticed before.

    If you are a NIN fan, you NEED to get this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Warning: Do not watch this on an empty stomach!
    Closure's got some great behind-the-scenes footage, including some with then-protege Marilyn Manson. Video 1 has some behind-the-scenes footage. It's got some stuff about what goes on with NIN before a show, including little bits about Reznor and Manson. I've never seen NIN live, but it was interesting to see the concert footage, so that way, the next time NIN comes to my town, I'll know what to expect. Video 2 has just about every NIN music video that was made before the video was released. So, those of you that are buying this expecting Fragile videos, like Starsuckers, Into The Void, and We're In This Together will be disappointed. But, it includes the videos to Trent's classics, like March of the Pigs, uber-hit Closer, Down In It, and my personal favorite, Head Like A Hole. It even includes videos for Pinion and Help Me I Am In Hell, although the two have never been shown on MTV. The only video I didn't like, and I found quite disturbing was, of course, the banned video for Happiness In Slavery. The imagery in these films is quite bizarre, like the Help Me I Am In Hell video, which shows a guy dining in a room filled with flies. Or the video for Down In It, which shows footage of Trent dead after jumping off of a parking structure. Anyway, it's great to have a hard copy of all the videos NIN has done to date. Just be sure to wait an hour after eating before watching the music videos portion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Closure on DVD!!! And MORE!!!
    Closure is definatly a must have! Perhaps you would like Closure in DVD format instead of VHS? Well, your in luck! In an Q and A session (on the NIN homepage) with Trent Reznor (Mastermind of NIN) Trent says Closure will be in DVD Format (With Extra Content) availabe in Fall 2004! Also, as a side note, The Downward Spiral Deluxe Edition Remixed in 5.1 will be available. And if that wasnt enough Bleedthrough (Trent has not decided if its a 1 or 2 word title) is now scheduled for release in early 2005.

    5-0 out of 5 stars perfectly captures an era
    a personal look at what went on backstage at NIN's self-destruct tour. although not as huge a NIN fan as I once was, I've probably watched this set at least a hundred times, and I continue to watch it on occaission just because it truly captures the band at their best. the live performances are so perfectly sloppy and intense... the shabby film quality in parts fits the music and the images so well it is hard to desribe. the whole thing just seems so natural. the second video featuring the actual music videos for NIN's songs are wonderful as well, in particular, the video for GAVE UP. this video, which simply depicts the band plus marilyn manson recording the song in the studio, is my favorite for some reason. maybe just because it humanizes the artists and shows where the music actually comes from.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Closure and all that could have been.
    First of all I am a diehard nine inch nails fan. I was very excited to get this video, and it is good, but it has a lot of weak points that may sway some peoples interest. First off, the music video tape is completely fine, no problems with it whatsoever and am happy that it contains all nine inch nails music videos, uncensored, up to the release of the VHS. however on the documentary/concert tape at some points the audio gets to me. It sounds like you are listening through blown speakers. It is on and off however. The video is not too bad, I like the documentary footage, but some of the concert performances have sub-par video. All and all it is a decent buy, but I would check out And All That Could Have Been for a more accurate portrayel of what a Nine Inch Nails concert is. ... Read more


    14. Andre Rieu - The Vienna I Love
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Andre Rteu excellent violinest
    If you enjoy the violin don*t miss any tapes from Andreu I view this tape 4 to 5 times a week never get tired of it if you play the violin or have a love for the violin this is the way to go. enjoy it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful concert
    In his second Video concert, André Rieu presents us the most beautiful melodies like Volga song, Méditation, The Veleta, Gyspy fiddles playing , etc...André Rieu and his musicians present the concert with a touch of humour (watch the brass section while they play the Skater's Waltz and Petersburg Sleighride). In the beginning, we see a little interview with André Rieu. He explains what he feels before a concert and tell us many another things. If you don't know who is André Rieu, buy this video and you'll never regret it. You'll looking forward to see another video or you'll want tou attend his next concert in U-S-A and Canada.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Praise and search
    Ilove this video. The music is so beautiful it puts you in A beautiful state of mind. I have 2 videos and looking for more. THANK YOU ANDRE RIEU. from Florida

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absoluttely beautiful! Even our 8 yrs old grandson LOVES it
    I wish there were more VHS available of the Andre Rieu concerts! We keep playing it over and over, and soon I have to buy a new tape to replace the old.I'am buing it for presents too.We will even have a New Years eve party with his music on ! You represent such a class! and elegance! It is so nice to be part of it.We need MORE of it!! My husband and I were very fortunate because in 93 we were at your concert in Vienna! Thank You Mr Andre Rieu for the beautiful music!! With Love from the "NAPA I Love" Ca. The Vermes and Labrie family!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful! Classical music is revived!
    This video is just absolutely wonderful! With humor and playfulness, Andre Rieu brings classical music back to life. If all orchestras were like this, there would be a huge increase in listeners of classical music. ... Read more


    15. Elvis - The Lost Performances
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Elvis- The lost performances- 2001
    The video-tape is already a while available in Europe, and it 's still unbelievable that Dennis Sanders then cut-out those scenes from the original release in the early 70's... These scenes are far better then what've been left over in the original film-release of That's The Way It is! Fans were able to hear most of the "los performances" versions on the "70's blackbox" already, BUT to see them now alive...... That is called: " FINISHING it off! "

    Check out the 2001DVD version of That's the Way it (Special Edition) remastered/re-sceduled and re-editted and you'll see what the MOVIE should have been in the early 70's!

    5-0 out of 5 stars ELVIS ROCKS
    "DON'T CRY DADDY", "IN THE GHETTO", "HOW GREAT THOU ART", "THE
    WONDER OF YOU". THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE GREAT SONGS THAT WERE CUT
    FROM ELVIS'S LIVE PERFORMANCES. STILL CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHY. ELVIS ALSO
    DOES A MEDLEY OF SOME OF HIS OLDER SONGS...QUITE WONDERFULLY I MIGHT ADD.
    THIS IS BY FAR THE LEAST EXPENSIVE VIDEO I HAVE EVER PURCHASED, AND IT IS
    ACTUALLY THE BEST. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF ELVIS.
    NO ONE HAS EVER, OR WILL EVER CAPTURE THE PASSION OF HIS MAGNIFICENT VOICE.
    I RECCOMMEND THIS VIDEO TO ALL. YOU WILL BE AMAZED...I GIVE IT 10 STARS!!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars pretty good addition
    I am building my 70's collection and rare footage etc. and this is a pretty good addition. I dont find myself watching it as much as "the way it is" DVD but its a good item of some truely rare performances.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The King doing what he does best
    There are some great performances on this film, I don't understand why they would have cut this out of the original film. This is a must have for the serious Elvis fan!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Songs That Got Away
    This tape is made up of live concert performances filmed in 1970 and 1972 for the films "That's The Way It Is" and "Elvis on Tour", but were not used in either film. The tape features several stellar live performances by The King.

    The first half starts off with a several live performances filmed for "That's The Way It Is" in 1970 at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. In this half, Elvis churns out stunning performances of "The Wonder Of You", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog", "Don't Be Cruel" and "Don't Cry Daddy". Elvis sings a powerful "In The Ghetto" and an emotional "Make The World Go Away". The second half features several songs from rehearsals. This half features Elvis running through his old songs. Elvis goofs on "I Was The One", but Elvis makes it worthwhile and nevertheless entertaining. He goes back to his days at Sun Records for "Baby Let's Play House", which rocks and rolls thanks to some stellar rhythm guitar playing by Elvis. Elvis then delves into his 1957 number one hit "Don't", which is funny yet sincere. He then goes back to his first RCA recording session with "Money Honey". The third and final half features live performances from 1972. These are my favorite ones. Elvis kicks off a rocking "All Shook Up", which is followed a nostalgic "Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel" medley, which is restarted 3 times because the camera guy didn't get a shot of Glend D. Hardin playing the intro on piano. After this comes a stunning "Are You Lonesome Tonight" that is the highlight of the tape. Elvis's voice is filled with painful regret and emotion.
    The show ten gets back to the happy tunes with a stellar "I Can't Stop Loving You" in which Elvis belts out the last verse with flare. After that comes a towering "How Great Thou Art", which is the tape's other standout. The video's closing live performance is a flawless "Release Me" that sways with midtempo country blended in with uptempo rock. The credits feature Elvis rehearsing a brilliant "I Can't Stop Lovinng You" with the band.
    These performances were certainly not forgotten. This is a stellar tape. ... Read more


    16. This is Elvis
    Director: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt
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    5-0 out of 5 stars King of Rock & Roll
    This is a moving documentary of the life of the greatest entertainer of all time. I was completely satisfied when I watched it, though I can hardly make it through the ending without shedding alot of tears. It depicts the high and low points of his life, from being on the Ed Sullivan Show to marrying Priscilla, then going off to Vegas for his most famous concert tour EVER! Seeing the real footage of his funeral at the end was extremely sad, and the different clips from home movies and hollywood movies was great, but I gotta tell ya, the clip from his concert just 6 weeks before his untimely death is heart-wrenching. He struggled with his weight, but as Joe Esposito said his voice never failed him even to the end. I recommend this video to any Elvis fan.

    5-0 out of 5 stars And for once, it really is
    Love him or loathe him, regard him as a genius or a joke, Elvis Presley was the single most influential performer of the second half of the 20th century, and "This is Elvis" does an excellent job of depicting the rise and fall of this immensely gifted and controversial performer. Plenty of film clips and classic performances from "The Ed Sullivan Show" and Presley's own TV specials track the singer's explosive assault on the consciousness of his times, and the tragic end that, with hindsight, seemed almost inevitable. The film is marred a bit by an unnecessary narration with singer Ronnie McDowell as a less than convincing Elvis, and by the inclusion of some dramatic reenactments of key events in Presley's life. None of these embellishments contribute much to this otherwise superb documentary, nor do they detract from the miles of authentic footage of the King in all his glory, and, sadly, in his decline.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Documentary
    This video has Elvis singing 2 songs from his last tour when he was fat from the CBS TV special done 2 weeks or so before he died. This is rare footage. He actually does an inspired performance of "My Way". He was truly "facing the final curtain" as the words to that song say. This is probably one of the best documentaries available. It's interesting though. I saw this movie when it came out in the theatre in 1981. This movie has been edited to cut out dirty words Elvis used during the filming of some of the concert tour footage from 1972. Most notably in the back of a limo, Elvis in unaware that a microphone is on during filming. He tells Joe Esposito he didn't see the launch of the Apollo space craft because he was busy doing something with some lady at the hotel that night. What he really said was scrubbed and new words were dubbed over his voice making him appear to say something completely different or really toned down at least. Also, arriving at another coliseum he jokes with his body guards about what he was doing with a lady the night before at the hotel. Once again in this video, his original real words are scrubbed out and a voice double is used to put other words in Elvis's mouth which I guess are supposed to be less offensive. What he originally said might not even rate a PG rating but it's interesting to note that someone thought it better to edit out the truth and replace it with a lie apparently to make Elvis appear less... I don't know what. The new words kind of say the same thing but in much toned way which only comes out kind of weird though. The story of his life. Like Elvis says in one interview, "The image is one thing and the human being is another." Yea, even in death. If you want a good summary of the Life Of Elvis with some decent concert footage thrown in, this can work for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A lovely introduction to Elvis.
    I am a new Elvis fan, having only discovered the King about four months ago, and only much more recently did I become curious about his life. I purchased _This is Elvis_ four days ago and have watched it no fewer than eight times since then.

    Much has been said here already about this film, so I will focus on two much-maligned aspects of the film--the dramatic reenactments and the voiceovers.

    The first moments of the film are dramatic reenactments. We open with a reenactment of Elvis's loved ones finding his body at Graceland, and then we have reenactments of scenes from Elvis's childhood growing up in Tupelo and then, Memphis. While the phrase "dramatic reenactment" can immediately bring to mind fears of copious cheese, this need not be the case here. These portions of the film are tastefully done and decently acted and directed. Most importantly, they are crucial to the structure of the film. It would have been odd, indeed, for a film claiming to be a definitive portrait of Elvis to pick up when he's nineteen or so and cutting records. We need a vision of his earlier life. Since there is no video record of that time, the dramatic reenactments are necessary to fill the void. At any rate, these only take up about the first ten or so minutes of the film.

    Some have also criticized the use of narration, in general, and the first-person narration of the Elvis impressionist, in particular. First of all, without narration, this film would be nothing more than a collection of video clips strung together. Narration is called for to give this collection the shape of a narrative (as the term "narration," of course, suggests). That said, one might still ask, why first-person narration? Personally, I find the use of first-person narration here to be inspired. It draws the viewer in and gives the story an immediacy and an intimacy that third-person narration would lack. The first-person narration works equally as well for the secondary subjects of this documentary (Priscilla, Gladys, etc.) The film is all the more compelling for the use of this dramatic device.

    And now for some brief notes on other aspects of the film. I thought the way it handled the issue of Elvis's infidelity to Priscilla was smart and tasteful without skirting the issue. His cheating is never explicitly mentioned, but we do get two instances of Elvis discussing his dalliances with women, during the time that he was married to Priscilla. It is surprising then, that Vernon's brush with the law is baldly misrepresented. The voice of Elvis says that Vernon was sent to jail for writing a bad check--the more full truth is that Vernon forged a check.

    At the same time, the film references Elvis's displeasure with many of his movies and with his film contracts--even though Col. Parker was a technical advisor on the film. So, in some ways, the film is surprisingly honest, and in other areas, the viewer is advised to take its assertions with a grain of salt.

    That said, I rate this video five stars. There is a great wealth of footage here, and we are treated to *full* performances--not just little clips and tidbits. We get to experience a bit of Elvis's personality--I had no idea how hysterically funny he could be, or how self-effacing. It is also great to see the reaction of the popular media to his music, particularly in the 1950s. We get clips of a number of officials denouncing Elvis for bringing n****r music to white America. This really helped me to put Elvis into the cultural context of his time, and to understand just how truly groundbreaking and controversial his contribution was.

    3-0 out of 5 stars For the price, A must own.
    Inspired by Gary's review below, I purchased this video through an Amazon seller expecting that anything so cheap would have to be utter rubbish. I'm pleased to report that this video is most decidedly not utter rubbish. At over 140 minutes of run time it is chockablock full of enough Elvis material to make any Elvis fan happy.
    The premise of this video is to document the life of the 'King' from childhood to overnight sensationalia through military, marriage and moviestardom and finally to decline and ultimate demise. The director's conceit is to use actors to portray phases of his life as a set up for the plot and then to use actual film footage of subsequent events to flesh out the story. In addition, we are guided by narrations from 'Elvis,' 'Priscilla,' his 'Mom' and others all with suitably hill billy accents, where appropriate. In my opinion this departure from straight documentary hurts the film and I found my mind wandering from bits because they seemed bothersome and artificial. In addition, I believe that the story was poorly told in any event because the video comprised more than two hours of material (some of which was not on the big screen release), and still did an inadequate job of covering many of the many issues the story raised. For instance, we are shown a gathering of Elvis impersonators and Teddy Boys in Liverpool England which, apart from the spectacle, had absolutely nothing to do with the film. It was almost as if someone wanted to do a section on the spawn of Elvis kitsch, clubs, and impersonators but then begged off, and forgot to cut this clip. Also, a section is given over to a revelatory book written by his former body guards and mention is made of law suits, but with no other information. Now, these visual and audio clues might be enough to inform an Elvis fan, but it leaves one such as I who knows little about Elvis clueless. It is possible that since this film depended upon cooperation from the Elvis estate the director was unable to do more, I wonder?
    On the plus side is the large amount of film footage of early Elvis performances, his hollywood numbers and interviews he gave and shows he put on. Especially nice are the interviews because they seem to allow one to observe Elvis form honest responses to unexpected questions; answers which often make him seem to be a really thoughtful and intelligent human being. The early performances are, of course, riveting and alone would make the video worth owning.
    One walks away from this video thinking that it would have been much improved by extracting the faked bits and adding more actual film footage of Elvis. If this had been done, I'd have given this four or five stars without a thought. ... Read more


    17. Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
    Director: Kevin Kerslake
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Interviews/Back-stage footage of Kurt & the band
    This is a pretty cool tape of live Nirvana. I liked it a lot. It's based on the songs from "Nevermind," but there are a few from "Bleach." My favorite would have to be the take on "Something In The Way," in my opinion that's the best song on the tape as far as the proformance goes.

    I was a little disappointed with the take on "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Kurt purposly sang it different because that's the song everyone liked, and he they were kind of sick of playing it. Don't get me wrong the song wasn't bad, he just sang it more in the form of an Opra Singer, rather then in his own voice.

    The back-stage footage and interviews are awesome! The video itself is worth buying just for that alone. - All-in-all, I rate this 4 Stars, the ending could have been better, as it just has Kurt crawling off the stage...

    5-0 out of 5 stars entertained me
    I'm thirty and feel that I should be too old and mature to enjoy a rock-concert style video. However, this is a wonderful guilty pleasure! Another reflection of my age: they just don't make rock bands like Nirvana anymore-- I'm hoping they do real soon. I never got to see Nirvana live and this video is a very good substitute. The concert footage is excellent and translates very well what the real-life experience might have been. Although I've read accounts that when Nirvana was good, they were very good and when they were bad, they were awful. All of the performances are in pretty much top form in this video-- I would have kind of liked to have seen a truly bad performance, just to see out of curiousity. "Come As You Are" is terribly off key, but it still sounds great! I loved the performance of "Territorial Pissings" on a British talk show. I've also read that they only did that number to upset producers and the like that irked them. Why? It is such a great performance song and it seemed to delight the... English "fuddy duddy" audience to no end. The backstage footage and coverage of the media hype is fascinating. Mr. Cobain does come across somewhat as a kind of Amadeus, infant terrible--but he seems well aware of this and seems to relish in it to a certain extent. Mr. Grohl's explanation of Nirvana's popularity is definitive-- they wrote simple, hummable songs similar to the universal ones taught in pre-school. That is so true and yet the songs are infinitely more beautiful and more powerful than "Itsy Bitsy Spider." And they come across magnificently on this video.

    4-0 out of 5 stars whoa....
    of all the chronologies of a band's concert repetoire, this stands among the most complete and shockingly revealing. i had no idea that nirvana could be such a punk band. they were obviously built for the road, much like their far superior predecessors, the melvins. i knew that cobain had some great skills as a recording artist, but i had no idea his stage presence was so electrifying. (i can't say the same for krist novoselic, however. he just did too much hopping up and down.) overall, i would suggest this to any fan of the seattle underground of the mid-eighties, but only to a select few nirvana fans. you just have to own more than nevermind.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing document of the highs and lows of Nirvana
    More than your average live rock video, this is a work of art that tackles head-on the insane rollercoaster that Nirvana found themselves on, and takes Kurt and the band's anti-rock star message to its logical conclusion, kicking off with the gloriously sarcastic opening speech.

    Full of press and interview snippets, and ending in a glorious orgy of destruction montage as Endless Nameless bleeds from your TV speakers, this was always going to be a video for fans of the band. It does not pander to popular music tastes.

    Hence, we get the first couple of bars of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' from a live show before the band grinds to a halt and tells the audience, "we're gonna skip that one." (Footage of the band from BBC's Top Of The Pops makes up the rest of 'Teen Spirit's place on this video, the vocals delivered by Kurt in a hillarious "goth" voice.)

    'Come As You Are' is also played out-of-tune (I believe they purposely screwed up the entire set, but only 'CAYA' appears on this video from that gig) apparently because the band had a problem with the audience for slagging off the support acts. Don't quote me on that though, my memory's pretty hazy about it but I'm too lazy to look it up!! Another notable moment is the fracas between Kurt and a violent security guard, which has to be seen to be believed.

    This is essentially Kurt's video, he conceived it and had very specific ideas about where it would go, but the film wouldn't be completed until after Kurt's death. In the concluding scene, Kurt, apprently exhausted, puts his guitar down and crawls off-stage.

    Regarding the possibility of a DVD release of this video, if you visit the following address you can add your email address to show your interest in finally having a high-definition copy of 'Live! Tonight! Sold Out!'

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    5-0 out of 5 stars better come out,.cause if it doesnt(me shaking my fist)
    This DVD already came out on vhs, but it hasn't on DVD. This DVD should come out but also like behind the scenes like backstage or something like that. They should also send out nirvana unplugged in New York, that's like one of their best cd. Actually nevermind is but that's next. This DVD should really come out but if it doesn't I guess ill get the vhs. Even though vhs is like old now and stuff. This DVD better come out quick, and it better not be crap like the other damn DVDs. So I herd. It seems like it. There should also be a, "who killed Kurt Cobain" DVD. If you don't know what I'm talking about go to justiceforkurt.com. So uhhhh....yeah ... Read more


    18. Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace & Music (The Director's Cut)
    Director: Michael Wadleigh
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Spectacular account of the event that deffined the era
    No words can describe how wonderfully this film has captured the moment in the event which defined the Hippie Movement, which amazed the world by truley and fully living up to its catch phrase: "Three days of peace, love, and music", and which made those who did not attend wonder what they were thinking.
    The music, first and foremost, is truley wonderful. Spectacular performances by CSN, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Ten Years After, Richie Havens and so many more. I most especially enjoy watching Joe Cocker's rendition of "With A Little Help From My Friends". His voice and the energy which radiates from him as he performs is truley mesmerizing. And of course who could forget Jimi Hendrix famous performance where he tore up his guitar with his captivating version of the National Anthem. I also love Country Joe's performance of "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag". A wonderful performance, it truley captivates the peace and love of the event as, toward the end of the song he encourages the audience to stand and sing to end the war...and the majority of the 500,000 or so audience members stand and sing along.
    But it's not just the music that make's this film wonderful. The film show's the organization of the event, the building of the stage etc... We meet the people who made the event possible. And when the people begin to enter the site without paying for tickets....and the producers realize how much money they've lost...they shrug it off and say that they don't mind because the event and the people loving eachother and sharing everything is such a beautiful thing...and that the money doesn't matter. Do producers of rock concerts (or producers of anything for that matter) ever say that money doesn't matter these days? It truley shows what a wonderful generation it was. The audience is beautiful as well, everyone being themselves, everyone having a good time and sharing the experience that was the last bang (and what a bang it was) for the Hippie Movement.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 3 Days at Yasgur's Farm
    The Woodstock Festival was a defining for the counterculture movement. The young hippies showed a nation that they could exist together in a peaceful, communal state. The Woodstock documentary captures the essence of those three days on a farm in upstate New York. We see hippies skinny-dipping, the locals looking around in amazement on the deluge of people who descending on their quiet, little town, kids, cops and others are interviewed and of course we see the music. From Richie Havens' opening things up with "Freedom" to Jimi Hendrix's defining "Star Spangled Banner", we are treated to a 60's rock who's who. Joe Cocker, Santana, CSN&Y, John Sebastian and Sly & The Family Stone particularly standout and we get bonus material not in the original release from The Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and others. Director Michael Wadleigh's film won a deserving Best Documentary Oscar and a young Martin Scorcese was an editor on the film. Some of the acts are woefully dated and long forgotten, but Woodstock is an impressive snapshot of a memorable moment in our history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Document of a Feeling
    It's inevitable that arguments will take place, as they do in these reviews, about what the meaning of Woodstock really is -- many have evoked peace and anti-vietnam sentiments and a great social movement, while others take a more mocking tone and dismiss it as a kind of upper middle class fantasy camp, a sewing of the oats before beginning corporate life.

    Not having been alive in the 60s, I only know what I've read and been told by those older than myself, but I'd guess that the first assessment is a bit idealistic, while the second is unfair, and that the truth is "somewhere in between," to fall back on the cliche.

    What the film does successfully document, I gather, is what it felt like to be young and hippie and excited about music and social protest and all the things Woodstock at least appeared, at the time, to represent. The feeling is what's embodied in the filmic techniques, the scenes chosen, and the performances themselves, and this makes Woodstock a successful documentary.

    The 60s were many things, and no film could capture all of them. Actually, in spite of the fact that it allows itself to get very much caught up in the excitement, I think the film has its moments of ironic distance and sobering reality, such as the port-a-san scene (particularly the extended shot of the average joe cleaning the things).

    For a good counterpoint, I recommend the Isle of Wight festival film, which captures the darker, more selfish side of the hippie generation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and dirty
    Although I was a teenager soon after this concert, I somehow never got around to seeing the moving until this year. (I guess concert films don't get screened frequently on terrestrial TV.) So over the years I've become more familiar with the triple LP of the movie and, of course, the many posters the rock stars in heroic poses that dominated the early 1970s -- i.e. the Who's Roger Daltrey, Jimi Hendrix and Ten Years After's Alvin Lee.

    Despite the mud and the squalor, this is an extraordinarily beautiful film, with the screen often breaking up into two or three segments. (Note on the closing credits the name of Martin Scorsese on the production team.)

    It's well worth contrasting this movie with the DVD of the 1970 Isle of Wight festival. Only a year separates the two concerts, but the late 1960s idealism of Woodstock gets replaced by prototype British vandalism. The Who perform at both concerts, and make an equally good account of themselves. Daltrey's emotional delivery of 'See Me, Feel Me' helps to explain why 'Tommy' became such a phenomenon in America. Hendrix also performed at both, but his meandering solo at Woodstock was not of the highest standard.

    The other highlight of the show was Santana, a Latino band only just beginning to establish themselves in California at the time. As others have noted, the drum solo by Mike Shrieve is impressive for one so young. As with the Who, Santana's album sales will have multiplied as a result of their Woodstock performance.

    It's interesting how many great acts weren't at Woodstock -- e.g. Joni Mitchell (despite her song about the concert!), the Doors, Bob Dylan or the Stones. The first two clearly realised how important these festivals were in the breaking of artists into markets, and so they appear on the Isle of Wight DVD.

    For most of my life, Woodstock has been a set of static images, largely taken from the cover of the album. But as this film reveals, there is so much more imagery than pictures of beautiful women bathing in the lake. Quite apart from all the idealism of passing whisky bottles and reefers around, of sliding in the mud, the film shows the flip side: of people queuing in the mud to phone home, of helicopters rescuing the sick, of helpers cleaning toilets, and of barefoot stragglers looking for a pair of shoes amid a post-concert site that looks more of a wasteland than the trenches of the First World War.

    Enjoy it in all its glory and all its grime.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Woodstock
    Woodstock was a great documentary. It had everything from split screen to wonderful music. The sound was great. So many bands in only 3days. It was a time where skinny diping and doing Pot and acid was ok and understandable. Police were not filling the jails with people who did drugs and broke laws. They were letting them be free and discover peace. Woodstock is something that will go down in history as a time of love and peace and understanding. In the end it was more then just the music it was the love and the way freedom brought it. ... Read more


    19. The Great Caruso
    Director: Richard Thorpe
    list price: $14.95
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    Asin: 6302962048
    Catlog: Video
    Sales Rank: 238
    Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Great Caruso..tape..
    It took the longest to get here for whatever
    reason..I don't know.. I wrote to the seller and he wrote
    back..which made me happy.. I love the tape.. Fondly,

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mario Lanza at his Best
    Mario Lanza displays his supurb talent in this music filled video and if you aren't already a fan "The Great Caruso" will make you one. The musical selections in this video are unsurpassed. A video you will watch over and over.
    Beverly J Scott author of Righteous Revenge

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lanza, still the best!
    I have been in love with this movie since first seeing it in the theater when I was a child. I am watching it again today, and it is still very good. I am moved by his singing like no one else's. The movie has so many musical numbers, it is wonderful. I just wonder why there was never a sound track from the movie, at least I have never been able to find it. The Ava Maria number still brings tears to my eyes!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful movie!
    I really enjoyed this film, and would give it more stars if I could. Mario Lanza has such a beautiful and heavenly voice.

    He is also a great actor as well. A great movie about the life of the Great Caruso. Well worth watching.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The perfect introduction to opera
    This movie can truly be called life-changing. It certainly changed my life; I was totally ignorant of opera before a chance re-run of this movie introduced me to a whole new musical world. As it turned out, I was in illustrious company. There is not a single contemporary tenor of note who was not inspired by this movie.

    Let's be honest from the outset: the movie bears little resemblance to the real Caruso's life, and, yes, it is corny in the grand tradition of Hollywood musicals. But who cares? Lanza's singing is perfection itself, and his vibrant personality overflows in practically every scene. The rest of the cast is good, with top-notch operatic singers Blanche Thebom, Giuseppe Valdengo, et al providing Lanza with some worthy (and rare) vocal support.

    Highlights include a superb Vesti la Giubba, a moving Ave Maria and a rapturous Because. In all the movie contains 27 vocal items, with not a dull moment to be found amongst them.

    See this movie and revel in a unique vocal talent. In the words of one admirer, Mario Lanza could "outsing the entire Mormon Tabernacle Choir", and the movie is a stark reminder of how bland today's singing idols really are. Viva il grande Lanza! ... Read more


    20. Pink Floyd in Concert: Delicate Sound of Thunder
    Director: Wayne Isham
    list price: $24.98
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    Asin: 6301334175
    Catlog: Video
    Sales Rank: 10134
    Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best in performance. Not so good in video production
    I bought this video as soon as he was available, and from the begining I loved it. For me was (and probably it still is) the best live show I ever seen. Even after seeing them at a show in Lisbon, from the Pulse Tour (that was 6 stars...), I must confess that from the music performance point of view, the Delicate Sounf of Thunder video has the best performances from Pink Floyd, specially on songs like, "Dogs of Wars", "Money", "Great Gig in the Sky" (that was a piece! ), "On the turning away", "Sorrow", etc, etc. Is the best! However, from the production point of view, I think that the video is great in images, but has too many confusion in the mixtures, some images are paste even if they don't make part of the music that the band are playing, and so on. Was a try to fill de eyes, but... too much, forgetting what was important : the band performance, wich was quite amazing. The back vocals are quite impressive, Gilmourd is at his best, Gary Wallis and the percussion is a show within the show, Nick Mason very effective, despite his calm... Well, 5 stars. And what about PULSE? 5 Stars too, but more on production than for the acting....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Rolling Stone Magazine is WRONG!
    I couldn't believe the review I read in Rolling Stone Magazine when this video first came out. The reviewer said that this video wasn't worth watching, he said you should just put on an old Pink Floyd album and stare into a lava lamp. Since that day, I've not looked at another issue of Rolling Stone!

    Not only is the band excellent in this video, the actual production is SEAMLESS. And you can tell the directing and editing was done by top quality professionals.

    One of my favorite examples of this is a quick audience shot when the Pig came floating out. There is a slow motion close up of this guy and if you read his lips, he says, "Holy ..., That's the ... Pig!" Which is overlapped as the Pig comes out.

    It was things like that that totally blew me away and left me thinking this is the best concert video I ever saw. With a close second to Talking Head's Stop Making Sense.

    WHERE'S THE DVD ?!?!?!?!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Pink Floyd concert video
    Pink Floyd's second concert video entitled Delicate Sound of Thunder was released in June of 1989(the satellite album was released in November of 1988). The album(and video) was recorded and filmed over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum in New York in August of 1988(the end of the regular Momentary Lapse tour '87-'88 and directed by video director Wayne Isham(Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, Queensryche, etc.). The band would tour Europe again in 1989/90 in support of Delicate Sound with the tour called Another Lapse). The band first attempted to record a live album and video in November of 1987 in Atlanta but the band were not up to par. Subsequently, they tried again in the summer of 1988. As a result, a great live album and video. The album has superb live versions of On The Turning Away and One of These Days. The fans' much reviled track The Dogs of War is superior to its studio counterpart with Nick Mason playing drums this time and Rick Wright playing on keyboards like he did in the old days(the two are the only two original Floyd members who did every tour) and of course David Gilmour's vocals and superb guitar work. The film on this track is breath taking with the German Shepard dogs running with the yellow eyes as if they were possessed by Satan himself. Other standouts are Wish You Were Here and Learning To Fly. Some tracks are slightly edited like Shine on You Crazy Diamond and Comfortably Numb. The video features material not on the album like Signs Of Life, On the Run, a spellbinding The Great Gig in the Sky and of course the superb One Slip. Money was available on the US video version of Delicate Sound but not the UK edition. This video is unfortunately now out-of-print. The video did well for a live concert video as it went Multi-Platinum and is a great document of Floyd's reunion tour. I first got this video in January of 1993 and went through two copies and am holding on to them until this DVD is released. Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Delicate Sound of Thunder
    these concert is the best of pink floyd

    5-0 out of 5 stars I need a DVD of this concert - and soon!
    I have just listened to my ageing tape of the DSOT concert yet again. I don't listen to it nearly as much these days, not because I don't want to, but because the tape is showing real signs of wear and one day it isn't going to be there for me any more. This concert has to be put onto DVD, it is one of my very favourites and I have been listening to the floyd since very early days. Aahh, the seventies, what a wonderful time was had... ... Read more


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