The Doors: From The Outside
This brand new documentary film tells the story of The Doors, not from the perspective of the surviving members - as has been told so many time before - but from the recollections, memories, stories and anecdotes of those who knew the group and its members best.
Our panel is headed by a woman who was as close to Jim Morrison as anyone ever was; his widow Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Patricia has rarely spoken on film about her relationship with Jim, or about her own memories of The Doors. This is a once in a lifetime contribution from someone who knew just about everything that went on.
Next up is Billy James, the man who "discovered" Jim Morrison and an early incarnation of The Doors. Billy signed them to their first deal with Columbia Records, and gained the trust and respect of the entire group. Here he tells all about those very early days when The Doors were known only to a select few.
Richard Goldstein – ex-editor of Village Voice and close friend of the band is on hand too with his anecdote-heavy version of events, as is Mark Benno, the legendary blues musician whose searing guitar graced the L.A. Woman album.
The very finest Rock journalists and writers, and those who lived through and were affected by The Doors' music as it was being released also contribute to this most original documentary film. In this regard, we are joined by Robert Christgau, Johnny Rogan, Dave DiMartino, Ritchie Unterberger, Doug Sundling, and Jim Morrison’s biographer James Riordan.
The programme is further enhanced by the rarest footage of the band in existence, classic live and studio musical performances, seldom seen photographs, news clips, location shots and much more....
Coldplay: DVD Collector's Box (2 DVD)
Since the release of their debut album Parachutes in the summer of 1999, Coldplay have gone from being the bright young hopes of the indie playground to their current status as universally acclaimed superstars with record sales in the millions.
This film goes behind the scenes to reveal a side of Coldplay not previously seen by fans, using interviews with the band and those close to them and rare footage of the boys at work and at play.
Telling the Coldplay story from day one and coming right up to the present time, this is an ideal opportunity to get the low-down the best band to emerge in years. Includes over 40 minutes of exclusive interviews Rare footage of the band throughout 'Insider' revelations about band members DVD Special features include extensive Coldplay discography and fan quiz;In the music world there appears to be an elite number of artists with a rare talent that emerges once a decade at best. The 1960s had the Beatles, in the 70s there was David Bowie, the 1980s witnessed the Smiths and U2 with the 90s offering the rise of Radiohead. The only band so far in the third millennium to boast a similar level of greatness is Coldplay.
This DVD uses exclusive interviews with the band members themselves to tell the Coldplay story, and in so doing offers a totally honest, accurate and heartfelt version of events that no second hand 'cut and paste' retelling could hope to achieve.
The film also features archive footage, contributions from many who know the band best and a host of other features, to achieve one of the finest music documentaries in existence.
Jonas Kaufmann, Massenet: Werther (2 DVD)
Internationally acclaimed tenor Jonas Kaufmann triumphs as the lovelorn young poet in Massenet`s great Romantic opera. A superb French supporting cast, led by Sophie Koch as his beloved Charlotte, is conducted by the legendary French maestro Michel Plasson, bringing to life this dramatically truthful period production by celebrated film director, Benoit Jacquot, whose intention was to "make it impossible not to believe what the singers are expressing". Werther - Jonas Kaufmann Charlotte - Sophie Koch Albert - Ludovic Tezier Sophie - Anne-Catherine Gillet Le Bailli - Alain Vernhes Schmidt - Andreas Jaggi Johann - Christian Treguier Bruhlmann - Alexandre Duhamel Kathchen - Olivia Doray
Orchestre de ГОрerа national de Paris
Musical Director Philippe Jordan
Maitrise de Hauts-de-Seine —
Choeur d'enfants de ГОрёга national de Paris
Musical Direction Michel Plasson
Riccardo Chailly: Viva Verdi! The La Scala Concert
If there is one opera house in the world synonymous with the music of Verdi it is theTeatro alia Scala, Milan. This concert from the sumptuous auditorium of La Scala was given in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth and comprises some of his best-known overtui rarer repertoire from the operas. It also celebrates Riccardo Chailly's appointment as La Scala s Principal Conductor and Music Director, following in such famous footsteps asToscanini, Serafin and de Sabata. The Filarmonica della Scala have this music in their blood and under Chailly deliver performances of precision and panache. Recorded live in HD.
01. Opening Titles
02. Nabucco Sinfonia
03. Giovanna d'Arco Sinfonia
04. Jerusalem Introduction
Jerusalem Airs De Ballet
05. I. Pas De Quatre
06. II. Pas De Deux
07. III. Pas Solo
08. IV. Pas D Ensemble
9. I Vespri Siciliani Sinfonia
I Vespri Siciliani Le Quattro Stagioni
10. I. L'inverno - Winter
11. II. La Primavera - Spring
12. III. L'estate - Summer
13. IV. L'autunno - Autumn
14. La Forza Del Destino Sinfonia ...
Mark Albrecht: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Blu-ray)
Since its premiere in a tiny suburban theatre in Vienna, "Die Zauberflote" has delighted audiences young and old for over 200 years. Mozart's Singspiel seamlessly alternates seriousness and jollity, and combines philosophical ideas with a fairytale world of wondrous animals and magical musical instruments. Emanuel Schikaneder's original production was theatrically inventive, and this new interpretation from director Simon McBurney emulates that in fresh and current terms. Fusing music, technology and stagecraft, this exciting production gives Die Zauberflote a refreshing new treatment that is both thrilling and simple in its approach. Following an overwhelming success on stage. McBurney's unique production received five-star reviews in the Dutch press: "a feast for the eyes and the ears" (Het Parool) and "Delicious!" (Trouw). Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound....
Rossini - La Cenerentola / Campanella, Bartoli, Dara, Houston Grand Opera
Cecilia Bartoli both thrills the senses and touches the heart in Rossini's sparkling comedy, her feisty Cinderella combining rebelliousness with pathos, vocal beauty with stunning virtuosity. She and a star cast of Italian principals captivate the...
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2 DVD)
This DVD features Luciano Pavarotti in one of his most celebrated roles in a classic, all-star performance of one of the great Verdi operas, Un Ballo in Maschera. Available for the first time on DVD, the complete opera of the classic 1980 production by Elijah Moshinsky was filmed live from The Metropolitan Opera. An all-star cast, led by Luciano Pavarotti at the height of his fame, includes Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Judith Blegen (Oscar), Bianca Berini (Ulrica) and Louis Quilico (Renato). The incomparable Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is conducted by Giuseppe Patane. This was an eye-catching and thought-provoking production in which Moshinsky staged the action in pre-revolutionary 1774 Boston. Extras include an interview with Luciano Pavarotti and James Levine. ...
Massenet: Manon (2 DVD)
Scene 1 - The Courtyard of an Inn near Paris
03. Solo - Lescaut
04. Beggars' Dance
05. Pas de Sept
06. Arrival of the Coach - Entrance of Manon...
Wagner: The Copenhagen Ring (7 DVD)
Smokie: Gold. 1975-2015. 40th Anniversary Edition (3 DVD)