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Once upon a time in Hungary

Béla Tarr’s epic arrives on DVD
Since its release in 1994, Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr’s 435-minute sui generis masterpiece Sátántangó has had the top critics grasping for superlatives.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2008


I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the '60s

Shout! Factory
By 1968, James Brown wasn’t merely “Soul Brother No. 1”; he was an African-American icon with the power to stop riots.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  August 04, 2008


Frill rides

Getting an Indy history lesson on DVD
Looking back on a time when action sequences unfolded without the currently fashionable veil of rapid editing and CGI.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2008


Robyn Hitchcock

Sex, Food, Death . . . and Insects | A+E
Robyn Hitchcock, in one of many illuminating moments of reflection during this 53-minute documentary, posits that his songs “don’t appeal to meatheads.”
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  May 20, 2008


Hollyhood wills

Three 6 Mafia’s adventures in acting
Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia were trailblazers in the genre of crunk, a species of hip-hop characterized by big and ugly club beats and chanted semi-sensical choruses.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  February 04, 2008


Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price

Last of the Breed | A+E
With a collective age of 225, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price live up to this concert DVD’s title, which it shares with an equally superb studio album released last year.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 28, 2008


Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007

Every so often in Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 you can see the beaming host, Eric Clapton, behind a stack of amps shooting photos of his fellow performers.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 22, 2008


Norman Granz Presents Improvisation

Eagle Eye
The 1950 footage is only part of the story: the program is fleshed out with equally dazzling later performances.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 14, 2008


Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche: Ultimate Reality

Kind of like one long Rorschach test, Ultimate Reality is a collaboration between experimental music producer Dan Deacon and visual artist Jimmy Joe Roche.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 31, 2007


Scene and heard

The year ahead in DVDs
Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007


Broadway's Best at Pops

WGBH Boston Video
This DVD represents some of the best of public broadcasting and a bit of the worst.
By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 10, 2007



Live from New York City | Eagle Vision
There was a time, not so long ago, when rapping about raping your mother and strangling people with candy bars was au courant .
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 03, 2007


Cinematic blunders

Getting through The Song Remains the Same
Led Zeppelin have rarely missed a promotional opportunity, and the occasion of their current reunion is no exception
By: MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2007


Amy Winehouse

I Told You I Was Trouble: Live in London | Republic
Let’s hope it wasn’t Amy Winehouse’s last great show.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  November 27, 2007


In action

The ‘Jazz Icons’ DVDs
In the era of YouTube, we’re apt to forget that not every note of music ever played has been captured on film or video.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  November 26, 2007


Bert Jansch

Fresh as a Sweet Sunday Morning | MVD
Jimmy Page admitted being “absolutely obsessed” with him.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  November 13, 2007


20 to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair

John Sinclair was the poster boy for the radicalization of American youth in the ’60s.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 01, 2011


Los Zafiros

Music from the Edge of Time | Shout! Factory
As with anything Cuban, politics is never far away.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 23, 2007
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