(More customer reviews)Where Live In New York was funky, get-down Patti, Live! One Night Only is classy, elegant Patti. That is not to say the Diva is not as high energy as always, but that you can see her true beauty and grace in this tape filmed at the beautiful Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. If you've never seen Patti, she's a rare performer who takes you to the clouds with her first note, and doesn't let you back down until two days after the show is over. Patti starts the show in the back of the house, belting out the classic I Believe. Act I concludes with a performance of You Are My Friend/Lord's Side that'll make you swear you see Jesus clappin' his hands. Act II is Patti at her best! Backed by a full orchestra, Patti covers songs from Edith Piaf, Dionne Warwick, Ashford & Simpson and others. She closes out with a powerhouse performance of Over the Rainbow/I Believe I Can Fly. Even superstars Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey join in the fun. You'll laugh, you'll cry and then you'll start the show all over again just to experience it one more time. My only concern. . .can your soul and your speakers handle the performance?
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(More customer reviews)Kieren Bew and Emily Hamilton bring most of the emotional and acting highs to this delightful production.
The art direction and styling of this splendrous melding of Hans Christian Andersen and his memorable stories are unforgettable.
Bew brings a delightfully childlike and charmingly bubbly prescence that disarms one and allows us into the mind and true story of one of history's delightful creations.
I recommend this very highly. To those who cherish Andersen and those have not been spoiled by this present world of in-your-face theatrics and slam-bang storytelling. All is not happy in this tale. But that's life...as Hans readily admits.
The pace is free and easy. Buy it, make yourself a cup of tea and sit back. Enjoy.
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(More customer reviews)I rented this video for my 7th grade son. It was interesting to see how things were accomplished by the Romans. It talked about the Roman Emperors during that time, but the engineering feats that they accomplished really kept my son's attention and helped him gain more understanding. I would highly recommend this for any 7th grader in addition to their textbook. Parents, be aware there are a couple sexual references, but shown as a historical educating perspective.
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One of the most powerful civilizations in history, the Roman Empire roled the world for more than five centuries. Although renowned for its military prowess, Rome s real power stemmed from its unprecedented mastery of urban planning and engineering.Hosted by Peter Weller, ROME: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE chronicles Rome s spectacular structural history from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the Empire s eventual collapse in c. 537 AD. Each of Rome s legendary rulers left their mark on the city--some stately, some sordid--and their collective ambition caused a surge of innovation and ingenuity that led to Rome s glorious ascendance. Examine the planning and construction of the city s greatest masterpieces, including the awe-inspiring Colosseum and its mysterious subterranean aqueducts, and piece together Rome s magnificent past through its architectural triumphs.Abundant in exclusive location footage and cutting-edge CGI graphics, the multiple Emmy Award-winning ROME: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE breathes new life into the incredible history and majesty of the epic Roman Empire.DVD Features: Behind the Scenes FeaturetteHistory in the Making: Rome: Engineering an Empire
(More customer reviews)The History Channel's "Dogfights" series is a huge step forward for air combat documentaries. Rarely can gun camera footage capture what actually happened in a dogfight. Instead you just see the final couple seconds before the target explodes. The "Dogfights" episodes overcome this limitation by adding in computer-generated reenactments of the air battles that make you feel like you are there watching it all unfold right in front of you. You come away with a much better appreciation of the tactics. For archival footage fans, don't worry--there is still plenty of that in these programs. But because they also have the vivid computer imagery, the episodes don't have to rely on showing the same stock footage over and over and over. I especially appreciated this for the jet era battles, where there is generally a short supply of good footage. In particular, I thought the "Mig Alley" episode was a tremendous improvement over previous pre-CGI documentaries about the air war in Korea. And in that episode, the reenactment of Robby Risner's epic mission is the most incredible air battle story I have ever seen.
The whole series is amazing. It is absolutely essential viewing for anyone interested in air combat. That said, let me also offer three minor warnings:
1. Air battles in Europe during World War 2 get surprisingly little coverage in Season 1--only a episode of "Greatest Air Battles" bonus episode and a flashback in the "Air Ambush" episode about Robin Olds. Likewise, World War I air combat is not covered except at the beginning of the "Greatest Air Battles" episode.
2. There is a glitch on the "Greatest Air Battles" episode. When I hit 'play all' or 'introduction' for that episode, it starts with Rickenbacker's mission. It seems like the logical starting point, but that isn't actually the start of the episode. There is a lot of interesting material before that, but you have to manually rewind in order to get the real beginning of the episode.
3. When last I checked, you could get "Dogfights" for much less money from Deep Discount.
Finally, if you want to learn more about the dogfights of World War 2, I strongly recommend VICTORY ROLL by William Wolf. This massive book (460+ pages with over 600 photos) is the most comprehensive history of all the US aces from World War 2 that I have ever encountered.
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DOGFIGHTS:COMPLETE SEASON ONE - DVD Movie
(More customer reviews)It takes some time to get into the story of this film, and the filmmakers take their time telling the story. With most films, that would be a criticism, but in this case it is a signal of what is distinctive and wonderful about this film -- easily one of the most worthwhile and compelling fictions ever created for the big screen. After about an hour and a half I was completely hooked and there was no chance I wasn't going to stay and watch both parts of this six-hour film, which is by turns touching, comic, and devastating. (It is not, by the way, that the first hour and a half are slow, but that they are designed to give you time to get to know the characters -- rest assured that the film is never boring -- unless the very idea of a subtitled film about people from another country bores you.) Liberated from the need to tell their story in a two or three hour scope, the filmmakers opted to make it not so much about a single event or action that affects the lives of a few people but about the people themselves as their lives unfold in complex and unpredictable ways in connection with the events taking place in Italy and in their families over a period of three decades: a wonderful cast of characters played by remarkable actors who show them convincingly aging and changing over the course of about thirty years. We have time to get to know them, and care about them as people, to the point where they become like family. It is hard to credit before watching this film the claims by numerous critics that after six hours they didn't want it to be over -- but in my case at the end I absolutely agreed. Though it is not strictly speaking necessary and the film already comes to a perfect conclusion -- and is probably impossible, given that the film ends in the year 2000 -- I found myself wishing there were a third part. In that sense, it is closer to television or to the novel than to most films. It is also close to television in its intimacy, told as it is mostly through closeups -- but it is wonderful to see that intimate attention to detail brought to life on the big screen. Still, for its scope and grandeur and power, and for its ability to connect intimate details to issues of extremely wide scope both historical and contemporary, it is very much a cinematic epic. There are a few moments that test the credibility of the audience -- but somehow it all works to give the kind of enjoyable and moving experience that we often seek but rarely find in the cinema. Definitely a film to see in the theaters if you get lucky enough to have the chance (Miramax has done a very poor job distributing this: holding on to it for a couple of years and then not knowing what to do with it and getting it out to only a few theaters: now it is running the College film festival circuit, so keep an eye out for it there; I got the chance to see it only because I brought it to the film series I run in Saint Petersburg, FL), but it is definitely a must when it comes out on DVD in February.
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In the award-winning epic tradition of THE GODFATHER and COLD MOUNTAIN, THE BEST OF YOUTH has wowed critics and earned honors at numerous film festivals worldwide. As Italy explodes in an era of social unrest, a single ill-fated incident sends the lives of equally idealistic brothers Nicola and Matteo Carati careening in opposite directions. Divided by politics but bonded by blood, the next 40 years will find the brothers divergent paths intersecting through some of the most tumultuous events in recent history! A stunning cinematic achievement, you dont want to miss this incredible motion picture!
(More customer reviews)I am a huge fan of any craft that demands exceptional talent and requires painstaking patience (neither trait exhibited by me, incidentally). Having said that, I don't care all that much for the computer-generated images of "Shrek" or "Nemo"; to me, it doesn't have the look of actual "animation." So you could have knocked me over with a feather when I stumbled across the little jewel SINBAD--LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS, a film that apparently disappointed during its theatrical release, yet a film that delivers jaw-dropping entertainment and crystal-clear, vivid animation.
Granted, the story itself is somewhat shallow and superficial, yet SINBAD succeeds through the skill and artistry of its makers. The film explodes with colorful images--some of them computer-animated, most of them drawn by human hands--that overwhelm the viewer; within seconds, the outside world exits stage left as the viewer is absorbed into delightful aesthetic imagery. Sure, this is a cartoon, and the characters gracefully defy gravity (and injury) while Nature and other nasty perils take on an even more ominous dimension, yet the film is so well crafted and beautiful that disbelief is willingly and permanently suspended.
SINBAD--LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS is still good, despite the voice lended by Brad Pitt in the lead role. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joseph Fiennes, and Dennis Haysbert make their characters come to life, but again, characters and story take a backseat to the animation. This is riveting, swashbuckling stuff; a cartoon that is highly recommended.
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(More customer reviews)This work shows the rise and fall of the biggest cocaine's trafficker. Sensitive viewers should not watch this as it shows myriad shot and mangled corpses. Escobar killed 3 Colombian presidential candidates, 11 of the country's 21 justices, and thousands more. These facts are Machiavellian: the more crimes he committed, the more people and groups were willing to fight him no matter what. The work ends with comparisons of Escobar to bin Laden. For years, I have heard that Colombia is a very violent and troubled country. This work touches upon why that is.
This has diverse interviewees: American and Colombian nationals, native English speakers, those using English as a second language, and those whose Spanish must be translated. I do think all the interviewees were male, however. This work interviews many important people, including ambassadors, presidents, vice-presidents, and DEA agents.
I was told that this work was 60 minutes, but it's actually 90. Now maybe I didn't see a high-quality copy, but this sure didn't seem to have chapters. So don't think you can skip around without doing a lot of fast-forwarding.
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Pablo Escobar was the biggest cocaine druglord, in the history of Colombia and the United States. He ruled the Colombian Medellin Cartel with an iron fist, by murdering police officers, judges, and presidential candidates. He even blew up a commercial plane out of the sky. Eventually Colombia would have to get assistance from America to track down and assassinate Pablo.
(More customer reviews)I travelled from Massachusetts to Miami to see this show, along with a friend and my brother who lived in Florida at the time and I did not regret it. Roberto Carlos is still at the top of his game. Vocally, he is still in great form. There is really not much else I can say except that he has accomplished it all during his amazing career. What a singer! I have both the standard DVD and the Blue Ray format of this concert and while the Blue Ray has a better picture, the standard DVD has a better sound. I would encourage anyone to invest in this product as I believe you will not be disappointed. The show was spectacular.
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Two unforgettable nights, one incredible artist: Roberto Carlos took to the stage on Thursday May 24 and Friday May 25, 2007, and wowed audiences with his greatest hits sung in Spanish. For fans of this legendary Brazilian artist, it was a much-awaited return. Roberto Carlos had not performed in the U.S. for a decade. Returning to perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami (formerly: Carnival Center for The Performing Arts). Roberto Carlos performed two shows produced by Day 1 Entertainment; the incomparably talented singer and songwriter, backed up by his band E Coral, once again demonstrated why he has sold over 100 million records worldwide.On the second night of "Roberto Carlos en Concierto," the performance was recorded for what will become Roberto Carlos' first Blu-ray release ever in Spanish! Delighting the audience at the sold-out theater with classics such as "Emociones", "Desahogo", "El Día Que Me Quieras" and "Amigo", among others. At the end of the concert, and after a standing ovation, Roberto Carlos came back and performed to three encores as a gesture of gratitude to his loyal fans and audience. Portuguese-speaking fans and lovers of Roberto Carlos' songs in his native language were also acknowledged with the song "Acrostico". This "Live" performance will delight all fans of Roberto Carlos for many years to come.Blu-ray Disc Tracklisting 1. Abertura (Medley); Café De Manh\Detalles\Emociones 2.. Emociones; Emociones\Bienvida 3. Que Sera De Ti 4. Cama Y Mesa 5. Detalles 6. Desahogo 7. El Dia Que Me Quiera 8. O Calhambeque (Mi Cacharrito) 9. Mujer Pequena 10. Acrostico 11. Propuesta 12. Concavo Y Convexo 13. La Distancia 14. Amigo 15. Jesus Cristo 16. Amada Amante 17. Un Gato En La Oscuridad (Un Gato Nel Blu) 18. Yo solo Quiero (Un Millon De Amigos) Bonus Features Spanish Sub-titles Video/Audio Full 1080i30 HD Picture PCM (Uncompressed) Stereo (48kHz/24 bit) PCM (Uncompressed) 5.1 Surrond Sound 984kHz/24 bit
(More customer reviews)This was a good concert. Chaka's in great voice, the backing band is hot,and the song selection / arrangements have high
creative value. However,(and I hate to say this) the one missing
ingredient I felt when watching this was Khan's little rapport with her audience. She seems shy,hiding behind all that hair. You can see the faces in the audience-she's got them eating out of the palm of her hand yet she seems oblivious to it or not engaging it. Maybe this was done when she wasn't feeling jovial or maybe she's not that emotionally involved with her audience-which is her choice . But the fire between performer and audience that makes performances really warm seems lost without that to me. In other words, it just feels like she's going through the motions. I can imagine that she still performs many dates per year and that can probably become tedious. I would still go to her live. Highlights are her reading of "Man From Mars", her mean scat on "Them Their Eyes" and her touching performance of "Love Me Still". The last song sounded sincere as if she were asking the question from her heart. And the answer is yes! Yes, Chaka we love you still!
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Take a musical journey with BET On Jazz: The Jazz Channel and legendary soul diva Chaka Khan. Recorded live at Black Entertainment Television Studio II in Washington, D.C., this historic "Jazz Central" concert features the incomparable Ms. Khan interpreting jazz standards. Set list: Dark Secret, Them There Eyes, My Funny Valentine, Man From Mars, High Wire (The Aerialist), I Loves You Porgy, I'll Be Around, Reconsider, The End of a Love Affair, Love Me Still.Full Frame - Color - English - 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS
(More customer reviews)Simply put, I bought this, brought it home, and spent the wee hours of the night smiling on the couch as the one and only Buckethead filled my living room with his unique brand of guitar-shred-funk-fusion-dementia. This dvd is a trip, from the wacked out menus to the oodles of content that cover his whole career so far...videos (Praxis!), discography (you think you have it all, but I assure you, you don't), and a bonus dvd with 2 live shows (it doesn't hurt that I can see myself in the Boston one, laughing like a goon as he hands out toys). There's just tons of bucketgoodies hiding in here. This dude is just the whole package-Eddie Van Halen and Eddie Hazel all in one, mixed with Leatherface and The Shape. So rad. This dvd definitely had a lot of time and creativity put into it, so to anyone who doesn't enjoy this for the perfect representation of the Bucketman that it is, you simply be missin' the point. Might I suggest you stick to your Dream Theater/Satriani/G3 dvd's, you 5.1 Surround sound obsessed prog-metal nerds...you don't like chickens, get out the coop!
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(More customer reviews)"Angel's Fall", based on a book written by Nora Roberts, is an engaging movie that is likely to entertain you, and that has enough ingredients of a good thriller to keep you at the edge of your seat.
The main character is Reece (Heather Locklear), a young woman that survived a massacre in her Boston restaurant and has been running from what happened, never settling too long anywhere. Despite that, she decides to settle at least for a little while in a small but very beautiful Wyoming town, Angel's Falls. Reece gets a job at a diner, manages to make some new friend and even meets Brody (Johnathon Schaech), a handsome writer she is somewhat attracted to, even though he irritates her. Unfortunately, Reece's luck doesn't hold, and she ends up witnessing from afar what seems to be a murder. But did Reece really saw a crime, or is she so traumatized by what happened to her in Boston that she is imagining things?
If you are interested in knowing what happened and how things develop between Reece and Brody, simply watch this movie. Truth to be told, it is different from the book on which it is based, but nonetheless good enough on its own to be worth watching. That is the reason why I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. Recommended...
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Reece Gilmore (Locklear) leaves town after surviving a massacre at the Boston restaurant where she was the chef.She ends up accepting a job at a diner in Wyoming and gets to know the locals, especially Brady (Schaech), a dashing mystery writer.Reece is considering settling down there permanently, but when she witnesses a murder while hiking, her past comes flooding back to her.As the police investigation proceeds, there is absolutely no evidence of the crime, and everyone doubts her story - which leads Reece to question her own sanity.
(More customer reviews)To answer the reviewer's question below, I am a US History teacher who has used this video numerous times in my classroom. The video presents an objective (at least as objective as one can be about what is essentially a terrorist organization) look at what one history professor who is interviewed calls an "American-born terrorist group". Created by the History Channel, this video covers the history of the Klan from its beginnings in the post-Civil War, Reconstruction-Era South to modern-day variations such as David Duke and the Skinheads. In a sense the video is also a history of the civil rights movement in America, as it is during periods of activism for equal rights that the Klan has been the most active - and deadly - hate group in American history. The video argues that during its history the Klan has not been a stable or consistent organization. Instead, it goes through cycles - it rises up to oppose minority rights and promote "White Supremacy", then nearly dies out, then rises yet again out of its own ashes to oppose minority rights activists in another historical era. The Klan's first period of power was in the post-Civil War South, when whites felt threatened by the newly freed slaves and used the Klan to try and thwart their newly-won civil rights, with considerable success. The organization then died away until 1915, when it was reborn at Stone Mountain, Georgia. In the 1920's it spread across the USA, with "klaverns" in all 48 states and some 4-5 million members. It opposed not only blacks, but Jews, Catholics, and all "foreigners". They staged a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, and controlled the state government in Indiana. But the Klan self-destructed in a series of scandals, ranging from the brutal rape-murder of a white woman in Indiana, bribery and blackmail of politicians, and the embezzling of funds by the Klan leadership. By the thirties the Klan was again virtually extinct, yet it rose again in the fifties and sixties to oppose the civil rights movement with bombings, lynchings, assassinations of civil rights workers and leaders, and other acts of violence. However, the FBI and other federal law-enforcement agencies, backed by President Lyndon Johnson, went after the most dangerous Klan groups by bribing its members to turn in those who had committed crimes against civil rights workers and leaders, and using the IRS to destroy the Klan financially. In the 1970's the Klan tried to change its image by using men such as David Duke in Lousiana to promote the view of the "Klan next door" as Julian Bond, a prominent civil rights leader, calls him. Yet Duke is shown to be just as dangerous as previous, less-polished Klan leaders.
This video is not for the faint of heart - at its beginning and end the documentary shows a modern-day Klan rally in North Carolina, and the "n" word and other racial epithets are spoken frequently. Yet my students (black, white, and Hispanic) have learned a great deal from this video about the nature of hate groups and racism in America - and I believe they'll be better-prepared to resist such groups in their own lives. If you want a factual yet deeply disturbing "inside" look at America's most famous native-born terrorist group, then this video is the best you can buy.
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From its birth out of the ashes of the Civil War to rare interviews with the current Grand Dragon and Imperial Wizard, this is the definitive history of the KKK.
(More customer reviews)Saw this at Facets in Chicago last night, and it was amazing. It's one of those movies that I want to show to all my friends.
Fair warning, DON'T WATCH THE US TRAILER. They should fire whoever was responsible for that. This is a CGI action movie the same way "This is Spinal Tap" is a 90-minute live recorded performance by U2. That is to say, it's not. 90% of Big Man Japan is shot in a documentary style and it has a hilarious "slow burn" style of humor that is just not evident from the trailer. If you're expecting slapstick and big monster fights, you'll get some of that but it's not what the movie is all about. It's very Christopher-Guest-ish, so think "Waiting for Guffman" or "Best in Show" (or again, "This is Spinal Tap").
I probably laughed harder at the ending to this movie than I did at anything all year, and I feel sorry for the people who didn't "get" it. Do yourselves a favor and watch some old tokusatsu like Ultraman or Spectreman before you see this. That is the genre that this movie is spoofing, so you should at the very least have a LITTLE familiarity with it. Beyond that, you don't need to be a huge Japanophile to love this, as the humor is pretty universal. This movie definitely earned its spot in my top 25 favorite comedies.
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BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrayal of an original superhero. As Big Man Japan, Daisato inherited the role of defending Japan against a host of bizarre monsters. He receives high-voltage electroshocks which transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high.However, where his predecessors were revered as national heroes, he is an outcast among the citizens he protects.
(More customer reviews)As a huge fan of "The Intimidator", I was very skeptical about how a TV movie would portray the greatest race car driver that ever lived. After viewing "3", I must say that I was impressed by the work. Being that this was a TV movie (And I'm not a big fan of TV movies.), it didn't surprise me that the director would tread very thin on the biographical history and not ruffle feathers any further about his love life, his relationship with his fellow drivers or other tracks. The portayal of Earnhardt by Barry Pepper was great. He captured his style and essence. However, I would have loved to see more about some of his rituals at the track. Maybe this is the first of many films that will try to give fans like myself and others who don't know him a feel of what he was like. This film has my blessing.
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(More customer reviews)This film surprised me in a lot of ways. The title makes it sound "fluffy" but there's a lot of punch in the story.
It's about 3 strong-willed women as they live their lives and interact with each other and the world around them. The grandmother, Charlie Kate (Gena Rowlands) is the pivot of the story. She's tough but not uncaring. She knows who she is and what she wants from life. Her daughter, Sophia (Mimi Rogers), is also strong but in a different way. Margaret (Susan May Pratt) is the granddaughter, who blends the best of her grandmother and mother.
There's a lot of humor in the film and a fair amount of pathos as well but it's neither a comedy nor depressing. There is a lot to admire in all 3 women and how they respond to each other and live their lives.
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(More customer reviews)First aired on Masterpiece Theatre, this charming TV-movie stars Robson Green (Touching Evil, Reckless) and Caroline Goodall (The Mists of Avalon). Set in England, Green plays a tabloid reporter writing under the name "Mrs. Jones," who is assigned by his boss to try to get some dirt on the prime minister, Goodall. Ingratiating himself into her re-election campaign, he finds himself drawn to her, and must weigh his feelings against his assignment, while dodging the scrutiny of her staff.
It's a lovely, romantic movie, not to be taken too seriously. This point should be stressed as much occurs in the movie which takes a great deal of disbelief. Think of it as a modern fairy tale that sometimes surprises you. Well-acted by all, as I've come to expect from these productions, and Green and Goodall have nice chemistry together. In summary, it's fluff, but it's intelligent fluff.
[As a film note, both Keeley Hawes and Peter Firth (MI-5/Spooks television series actors) appear in this movie, although never in the same scenes.)
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Love and politics dont mix. Prepare for an explosive romance.Politics makes for strange bedfellows, indeed. Robson Green (Reckless, Touching Evil) portrays a Fleet Street tabloid writer who earns his keep airing the private doings of public figures. His next story is going to take him right to the top. The snooping columnist, who writes under the pseudonym Mrs. Jones, secretly infiltrates 10 Downing Street in an effort to reveal the Prime Ministers intimate personal details and deflate her re-election campaign. But once inside, he finds not scandal but true lovewith the married Prime Minister herself. This secret affair may end both his career and the PMs political hopes, but the heart doesnt always listen to logic.Caroline Goodall (Schindlers List, The Princess Diaries) co-stars as the British Prime Minister in Me and Mrs. Jones, a winning romantic drama propelled by gossip, scandal, and outrage, as well as powerhouse performances from two of todays top talents.
(More customer reviews)OK, just pop in disc 1, look at the hilarious arcade computer game menu, and you know it's gonna be fun. Because AC/DC was and is always in for a bit of fun. Have a good time, while rockin' out. Judged from the content on this boxset, that is very obvious. Select "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be" and you just can't not bang your head a little bit to the electrifying sound, which, on this track, sounds absolutely brilliant, beautifully remastered for this release. The really old clips before that sound a bit muffled, probably because of age. Further on the sound is varying between spectacular and a bit cranky.
I understand that the restoration people only can do so much, but I'm very satisfied with their clean-up work.
At last, with this release, we get to see Bon Scott's funny stage persona in full, making funny faces and winking at the cameras. In "Rocker" you can't stop laughing when Angus goes into the frozen (from shock?) audience and gets in their hair. More jokes from the band as they cut off Pete Drummond's intro speech on camera, and just kick off with "Problem Child".
The selection of songs is very good, although I suspect that some fans will miss their personal favorites.
Rounding out disc 1 are some cool vintage interview clips with the band and one long interview with a very laid back Bon Scott.
Disc 2 contains live material with singer Brian Johnson. As there are several live dvd releases out there featuring Brian, most fans are familiar with Brian's showmanship. It's nice to see some of his most early footage with the band, from 1981, including some interview clips, where he admitted that he didn't realise what he was in for or how big the band already had become.
Especially cool is the VH-1 clip where we see the band in a very small studio space as opposed to the large stages we have seen them up until now, but with a good sense of being a tight unit and comfortable with each other and just enjoying playing rock n' roll together. Rehearsal footage made during the soundcheck for this session is presented as a bonus, also very cool. We see Angus playing with a cigarette in his mouth and just jamming along. The sound starts out a bit crap, because it's a soundcheck, but later on we get to hear the instruments getting into the mix and Brian's dancing along.
The other cool extra on this disc is live footage taken from the Rolling Stones 40 Licks tour, where AC/DC probably shared the bill on that day in 2003.
Angus and Malcolm join the Stones on stage to play "Rock Me Baby", an old B.B. King blues track. Keith and Ron Wood and Angus doing his usual funny thing, just a pleasure to watch. You can tell by the look on all of their faces that The Stones and the Young brothers really had some fun there.
Disc 3 contains first of all some tracks that have been cut from disc 1 and 2. Why not put it there in the first place? I don't know. Maybe to ensure picture and sound quality with a high bitrate on those discs. Maybe to give the fans some extra stuff for buying the Collector's Edition. Among the highlights is a clip with band rehearsal footage from 1983, where we see the band playing facing each other, a set up anyone who's playing in a band will recognise. Great stuff.
Also featuring on this disc is a big part of a concert filmed in 1983 in Houston, with 9 songs in a row. A bit of a shame that they didn't put the entire gig on here.
All in all, I had a great time going through all this stuff, and I'm very pleased that live material from the Bon Scott era has been made available. I still can't believe the energy Angus has when I see him play (I myself saw AC/DC play in 1988 and 2000). The way he moves like he's on full tilt and bangs his head, as if he's the greatest fan of the band, and then play so effortlessly, amazing. Especially the old stuff is great where he looks just like a kid (and probably was).
Apart from the great dvd's you get a nice booklet, and some facsimiles from old concert tickets and backstage passes, and a concert poster from 1979.
A spectacular set for a great price. Highly recommended! And Amazon, please, don't list this as a Rolling Stones release, they're on 1 bloody track for pete's sake. This is AC/DC, man.
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Witness every stage of the world's most electrifying rock band!Plug Me In - the new 3DVD Collector's Edition set contains over 7 hours of rare and unreleased LIVE video from AC/DC.DVD 1 goes all the way back to 1975 and original singer Bon Scott with the band's first appearance on TV, quickly followed by two never-before-seen performances from the 1976 show at Sydney's St. Alban's High School.Also on DVD 1 are live clips from Melbourne, London, Glasgow, Holland, and Munich - including the very first public performance of the song "Highway To Hell"!DVD 2 picks up in Tokyo, with Brian Johnson at the mic.Tearing through new songs and old, the band clearly doesn't miss a beat and goes on straight through 2003 - performing with childhood heroes The Rolling Stones.Also included are rare interviews, tour promo films and alternate live versions.DVD 3 is a 2 hour collection called "Between The Cracks" - stuff too good to leave out!Included are both Bon and Brian eras, featuring the never-before-seen 1983 show from the Houston Summit.Total Running Time: approx. 7 hours DVD 1(1975-1979) High Voltage [King Of Pop Awards, Australia, October 1975] It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock `N' Roll) [Bandstand, Australia, February 1976] School Days [St. Albans High School, Australia, March 1976] T.N.T. [St. Albans High School, Australia, March 1976] Live Wire [Super Pop/Rollin' Bolan, London, July 1976] Can I Sit Next To You Girl [Super Pop/Rollin' Bolan, London, July 1976] Baby Please Don't Go [Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, December 1976] Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be [Sight & Sound In Concert, London, October 1977] Rocker [Sight & Sound In Concert, London, October 1977] Rock 'N' Roll Damnation [Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, April 1978] Dog Eat Dog [Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, April 1978] Let There Be Rock [Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, April 1978] Problem Child [Rock Goes To College, Colchester, October 1978] Sin City [Rock Goes To College, Colchester, October 1978] Bad Boy Boogie [Rock Goes To College, Colchester, October 1978] Highway To Hell [Countdown, Arnhem, August 1979] The Jack [Countdown, Arnhem, August 1979] Whole Lotta Rosie [Countdown, Arnhem, August 1979]Bonus Features Interview at Sydney airport, April 1976 Interview in Covent Garden, London, July 1976 Baby Please Don't Go [Szene 77, Munich, September 1976] Problem Child [Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, December 1976] Interview/Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap [Promo film for Melbourne Radio, December 1976] Bon Scott Interview [Countdown, Australia, November 1977] Rock 'N' Roll Damnation [Top Of The Pops, London, June 1978] Live and Interview [Australian Music To The World, Atlanta GA, August 1978] Live Super 8 Bootleg Film [Théatre De Verdure, Nice, December 1979] DVD 2 (1981-2003) Shot Down In Flames [Nihon Seinenkan, Tokyo, February 1981] What Do You Do For Money Honey [Nihon Seinenkan, Tokyo, February 1981] You Shook Me All Night Long [Nihon Seinenkan, Tokyo, February 1981] T.N.T./Let There Be Rock [Nihon Seinenkan, Tokyo, February 1981] Back In Black [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1981] T.N.T. [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1981] Shoot To Thrill [The Summit, Houston TX, October 1983] Guns For Hire [Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, November 1983] Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap [Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, November 1983] Flick Of The Switch [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1983] Bedlam In Belgium [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1983] Back In Black [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] Highway To Hell [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] Whole Lotta Rosie [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] Gone Shootin' [VH1 Studios, London, July 1996] Hail Caesar [Entertainment Center, Sydney, November 1996] Ballbreaker [Entertainment Center, Sydney, November 1996] Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution [Entertainment Center, Sydney, November 1996] Hard As A Rock [Stade De France, Paris, June 2001] Hells Bells [Stade De France, Paris, June 2001] Ride On [Stade De France, Paris, June 2001] Stiff Upper Lip [Circus Krone, Munich, June 2003] Thunderstruck [Circus Krone, Munich, June 2003] If You Want Blood (You've Got It) [Downsview Park Toronto Rocks, July 2003] The Jack [Downsview Park Toronto Rocks, July 2003] You Shook Me All Night Long [Downsview Park Toronto Rocks, July 2003] Bonus Features Beavis and Butt-Head "Ballbreaker Tour" intro film, 1996 Hells Bells - Interview and Live [Countdown, Brussels, January 1981] Interview [Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington Park, August 1984] Gone Shootin' [Rehearsal, VH1 Studios, London, July 1996] Rock Me Baby (The Rolling Stones with Angus and Malcolm Young) [Festwiese, Leipzig, June 2003] DVD 3 ("Between The Cracks") She's Got Balls [St. Albans High School, Australia, March 1976] It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) [St. Albans High School, Australia, March 1976] Let There Be Rock [Sight & Sound In Concert, London, October 1977] Bad Boy Boogie [Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, April 1978] Girls Got Rhythm [Top Pop, Holland, November 1979] Guns For Hire [Band rehearsals, Los Angeles, October 1983] This House Is On Fire [Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, November 1983] Highway To Hell [RDS, Dublin, June 1996] Girl's Got Rhythm [Entertainment Center, Sydney, November 1996] Let There Be Rock [Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, October 2000] Angus Statue Intro [Stiff Upper Lip Tour Film, June 2001] AC/DC Live at Houston Summit, October 1983: Guns For Hire Shoot To Thrill Sin City This House Is On Fire Back In Black Bad Boy Boogie Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Flick Of The Switch Hells Bells