Nirvana: The Nirvana DVD Collectors Box (2 DVD)
When Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994, he ensured his place in history and robbed a generation of their hero. Kurt Cobain has subsequently joined the ranks of firmly established music legends such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. This film traces the early life of Kurt, from growing up in small town Washington state, right up to his taste of superstardom prior to the release of the multi-platinum Nevermind album. This is the story of one of music's greatest icons, the troubled, short life of Kurt Cobain.
"Kurt Cobain: The Early Life of A Legend" covers the seldom recounted tale of this exceptionally gifted man's formative years. It documents his struggles throughout his childhood, and how this shaped him into the force that single-handedly created Grunge, breaking the boundaries of music forever. Packed with interviews with those who knew him best, this documentary film points the cameras where they have never previously preyed, finally giving Kurt the recognition he deserves.
- The complete and unauthorised biography of Kurt Cobain.
- Includes exclusive interviews with his grandfather Leland Cobain, ex-Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, revered Cobain biographer Charles R Cross, his ex-guardians the Schillingers and many others.
- Includes previously unseen photographs from private archives, rare film footage, and numerous examples of his artwork which he gave to close friends and relations
- DVD special features include extensive Kurt Cobain discography and digital fan quiz....
Giacomo Puccini / Bruno Bartoletti: Tosca Tosca
This gripping and visually stunning film has been universally hailed as one of the most satisfying of all versions of opera on celluloid. Director Gianfranco de Bosio has given an extraordinary dimension of realism to this story of love, deception and murder by shooting it all on the original Roman locations. The three exceptional singer-actors who bring this classic tragedy vividly to life are the beautiful Bulgarian soprano Raina Kabaivanska as Puccini's passionate heroine, Placido Domingo as her doomed lover and Sherrill Milnes as their nemesis, the villainous Baron Scarpia. ...
Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Kasper Bech Holten's spectacular Copenhagen production presents Wagner's epic Ring cycle as the drama of its heroine Brunnhilde. By setting each of the four operas in a pivotal decade of the twentieth century, her story becomes also a history of the modern age and of the ideologies and conflicts that tore it apart. In the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle, the fearless hero Siegfried breaks free of the restrictions of his youth, and sets off in search of freedom, adventure and, ultimately, love.
Siegfried: Act 1-3
Siegfried - Stig Andersen
Mime - Bengl-Ola Morgny
Der Wanderer - James Johnson
Alberich - Sten Byriel
Fafner - Christian Christiansen
Erda - Susanne Resmark
Brunnhilde - Irene Theorin
Waldvogel - Gisela Stille
Royal Danish Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Schonwandt ...
AC/DC: Highway To Hell
Although it wasn't until after the release of the Back In Black album that AC/DC became global superstars, the era most fondly remembered by fans of this extraordinary band is when Bon Scott was at the helm - between 1974 and 1980. And if there's one...
KISS: Meet The Press
The art of giving an interview has never eluded the band KISS! Founding members Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons know how to work the media as well as the thousands of fans that show up for their stage show spectacles! KISS has had many lineup changes over the years that included Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer.
In 1996 KISS reunited the original four members that brought KISS to the forefront of rock and roll in the 1970s. KISS remains to this day one of the most marketed and exposed bands in the music and entertainment industry.
This video magazine contains press conference footage and raw footage of KISS being honored by the entertainment industry as well as rare and exclusive interviews!...
Mussorgsky, Valery Gergiev: Boris Godunov (2 DVD)
The complete 1872 version, filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1990.
This is masterly on almost ever count musical and visual, and would now be the outright choice for this work in all the media... Front stage, as it were, are some of the best of the current generation Of Russian singers, not a dud among them... Gergiev is another of the recording's heroes. Seldom, if ever... has the score sounded so hauntingly beautiful and apt for this huge panorama of seventeenth-century Russia... Don't miss this riveting experience.
Opera In Four Acts
- Boris Godunov - Robert Lloyd
- Feodor - Larissa Dyatkova
- Grigory Otrepiev - Alexei Steblianko
- Marina Mnishek - Olga Borodina
- Xenia - Olga Kondina
- Nurse - Yevgenia Perlassova
- Rangoni - Sergei Leiferkus
- Hostess - Ludmila Filatova...
Anna Netrebko. Mozart: Don Giovanni (Blu-Ray)
Die Neuaufnahme von Mozart’s Don Giovanni auf Blu-ray prasentiert ein Star-Aufgebot. Von Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel und Anna Prohaska uber Daniel Barenboim als Dirigent sind einige der grossten Namen in der Opernwelt vertreten. Die Live-Aufnahme der...
Strauss, Andrew Davis: Capriccio (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming - Countess Sarah Connolly - Clairon Joseph Kaiser - Flamand Bernard Fitch - Monsieur Taupe Morten Frank Larsen - The Count Russell Braun - Olivier Peter Rose - La Roche Michael Devlin - The Major-Domo Olga Makarina - Italian Soprano Barry Banks - Italian Tenor Roland Naldi - Servants Paul Corona - Servants Steven Goldstein - Servants Christopher Schaldenbrand - Servants Grant Youngblood - Servants Scott Scully - Servants Brian Frutiger - Servants Kyle Pfortmiller - Servants David Chan - Musicians Rafael Figueroa - Musicians Dennis Giauque - Musicians Laura Feig - Dancers Eric Otto - Dancers Andrew Davis - Himself - Conductor...
Ian Dury: Rare And Unseen
The fifth title of this exclusive and all new DVD collection for fans, we take an inside look at the British rock-n-roll singer, lyricist, bandleader and actor Ian Dury the man who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and New Wave era of rock music. Best known as the founder and lead singer of his band Ian Dury and the Blockheads, he released a host of seminal songs most notably Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, What A Waste and the UK chart-topping single Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. He toured extensively with his band over the years with the likes of Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Larry Wallis and released a dozen albums, with New Boots and Panties going platinum in 1977. After his death from liver cancer in 2000, Suggs, the singer with Madness, described him as ''possibly the finest lyricist we've seen.'' This brand new DVD release to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Dury s death is a collection of rare footage, featuring original film and videos of the singer, newsreels and photographs from private collections. Other Events to support release: The biopic Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll was released in cinemas in January 2010, chronicling Dury s rise to fame, his battle with polio and the legacy he left behind. Featuring: The earliest known TV performance from the London Programme 1976 // Three great interviews with much missed Mancunian Tony Wilson who died in 2007 // Final Richard and Judy interview and live performance restored for widescreen // Includes EIGHT live musical performances with the Kilburns and the Blockheads: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Upminster Kid, Rough Kids, Billy Bentley, England's Glory, Blockheads and Geraldine....
Rossini: Guillaume Tell (Blu-ray)
Ребека Марина, Никола Алаймо («Michele Mariotti, Rossini: Matilde Di Shabran, Neapolitan Version, 1821»), Хуан Диего Флорес («Bellini: La Sonnambula Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: Bellini's La sonnambula») в спектакле Грэма Викерса «Guillaume Tell»
For years the undisputed Rossini tenor par excellence, Juan Diego Florez at last makes his debut in the hugely demanding role of Arnold and "mast part with seemingly effortless perfection" (Die Presse). "Grand, cinematic opera in widescreen and surround sound" wrote Die Welt of Graham Vic production of Rossini's last opera, given uncut in its original French version .complete with the often-omitted ballet music. The William Tell legend of and political intrigue in 14th-century Switzerland is interpreted by Vick as a timeless class conflict with dramatic and unforgettabie images. A «perfect cast» is conducted with "verve and intensity" (Opera Today) by the brilliant young Italian Michele Mariotti....