Filmed 1-3 June 1991 at Birmingham NEC on their Performance tour. Conceived by David Alden. Concert designed by David Fielding with choreography by Jacob Marley. Film directed by Eric Watson and produced by Dickie Jeffares for Manga! Films. Digitally remastered and visually restored in 2004.
A short film by Alexander Cassini.
A black president. Gays in the military. Women who like jerks. Carlos Mencia has something to say about it all in his new stand-up special, Performance Enhanced, held in front of a packed house at a Hard Rock Hotel theatre in Florida. Watch as he talks about his trip to Iraq, his real feelings on the N-word, and just about everything else that pops into his head. With his trademark frenzied performance style, you have our word that this is 100% Carlos---just slightly enhanced for your entertainment.
Charles Dockum once again displays his Mobilcolor projection technology is a 1969 showing.
This is a recording of Duran Duran's performance for the SkyArts Songbook, a TV programme broadcast in two parts. The show was an intimate live event, that showcased the band's musical catalogue and included a rare live performance of "Late Bar". There were only 150 tickets available for the event. The tickets could not be bought, and were be only obtained by winning them through DuranDuranMusic.com. As the performance was for TV there were strictly no cameras allowed and the audience were placed in front and back of Duran Duran on stage. This allowed the band to communicate with the audience on a personal level, with Roger Taylor turning this back on many occasions asking if everything is fine and if there were any wishes for songs to play. John Taylor also commented how intimate the show was.
Blistering speed, exotic looks, ear-splitting noise, rubber-burning power and outrageous price tags – these are the world’s Great Performance Cars. Since the first automobile there have been cars which have fuelled desire among motoring enthusiasts, with the very greatest remaining a dream for most and reality for only a fortunate few. Now, you can experience the spine-tingling thrill of created by being close to one of the modern icons of the road. In this mouth-watering parade of the latest super and hypercars, we explore the rarefied world of the ultimate motoring machines. Full technical details, lingering close-ups and action from road and track let you see today’s greatest performance cars doing what they were designed for – setting pulses racing with unrivalled power and stunning lines.
This collection features Merle Haggard performances in his prime, featuring special guests: Bonnie Owens, Willie Nelson and Johnny Paycheck.
Sure we’re interested in Jim Henson’s work as a filmmaker and creative innovator, but his brilliant talents as a performer are often overlooked. As a puppeteer, he created such indelible characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Ernie, and the Swedish Chef. This compilation illuminates the development and evolution of these classic characters – and many more.
Get to know Aerosmith like never before with this profile that covers the band's 30-year history. Interviews with front man Steven Tyler and others are interspersed with behind-the-scenes and concert footage of some of the group's biggest hits. Songs include "Love in an Elevator," "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Walk This Way," "Livin' on the Edge" and more.
Award-winning artist Kate Tempest hosts a night of poetry that includes her epic new story Let Them Eat Chaos and performances from three of her friends, recorded live at the Rivoli Ballroom in south London. Fusing hip-hop, poetry and theatre, Let Them Eat Chaos is set in the early hours of one morning and traces the lives of seven people living on a south London street, who all find themselves awake at 4:18am. Kate will be joined by performance poets Deanna Rodger, David J Pugilist and Isaiah Hull, who will offer their own reflections on life in contemporary Britain.
Frankie Boyle's unique take on a similarly-named royal event, complete with red carpet, celebrity guests, comedy, variety, music and a generous helping of Frankie himself
A film by Joseph Bernard
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Pop, Urban & Dance, Disco - In this video critique (which includes archival concert footage), experts and insiders discuss the legacy of Swedish sensation Abba -- who burst onto the pop scene in the 1970s and quickly became one of the world's most commercially successful bands. With such catchy tunes as "Dancing Queen" and "Waterloo," combined with marketing smarts that led the group to record in several languages, Abba remains popular long after disbanding in 1983.
Bob Dylan aficionados Andrew Muir, Mike Marqusee and Rob Stoner, among others, gather to analyze, critique and marvel at several landmark performances given by the quintessential American singer-songwriter over the course of his legendary career. Highlights include "Blowin' in the Wind," "Highway 61 Revisited," "Hurricane," "Simple Twist of Fate," "When You Gonna Wake Up," "Rainy Day Woman" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door."
A sculptor carves and transforms himself.
Strunz & Farah are renowned as "two of the planet's most gifted acoustic guitarists" (Guitar Player). This is their first video release, with superb sound quality, elegant video work that always follows the soloists, and close-ups of the master guitarists' hands. With Latin heat and Middle Eastern exoticism, Strunz & Farah have long epitomized the best in refined world fusion.
Action Man returns to the Everglades to face his past after finding out that he was once a skullman working for Dr X. Action Man's lost memory holds the code to rid them of the missiles Dr X plans to re-activate. Includes 'Soul Of Evil' and 'We Come In Peace'.
Deen is one of the most progressive double bass drummers in the industry. He is a member of Bad English and an active national clinician. In this video he plays extended solos, performs with a bass player, dissects some of his recorded licks and demonstrates ways of playing different feels around the same bass line. (60 min.)
This program captures one of the most celebrated classical conductors of all time, Leonard Bernstein, in rehearsal and performance at the Academy of Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 1988, in particular exploring the music of Dmitri Shostakovich. Bernstein's infectious passion and gift for teaching come shining through as he leads the student ensemble through the wonders of Shostakovich's evocative compositions.
The Metropolitan Opera and PBS have joined forces to create a new series of live opera performances.
Ed Sullivan brought a variety of entertainers and acts into America's living rooms between 1948 and 1971. On this volume host Carol Burnett presents some of the most unforgettable performances from the Ed Sullivan show.
In a Greek tragedy updated to the 1860s, young New Englanders exact vengeance after the murder of their father.
Macbeth is a 1978 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the play by William Shakespeare. Produced by Thames Television, it features Ian McKellen as Macbeth, and Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth. The TV version was directed by Philip Casson. The original stage production was performed at The Other Place, the RSC's small studio theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It had been performed in the round before small audiences, with a bare stage and simple costuming. The recording preserves this style: the actors perform on a circular set, and with a mostly black background; changes of setting are indicated only by lighting changes.
The trilogy presents a comically fraught weekend from three different perspectives, as family and in laws gather at the decaying country home of their bedridden mother; the drink flows, and hidden enmities, intimate secrets and uncomfortable truths emerge through the veneer of jollity and civility.
Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour biographical mini-series.