New on DVD
New on DVD
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.
| August 26, 2008
I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the '60s
By 1968, James Brown wasn’t merely “Soul Brother No. 1”; he was an African-American icon with the power to stop riots.
| August 04, 2008
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.
| May 22, 2008
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.”
| May 20, 2008
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.
| 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.
| 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.
| January 22, 2008
Norman Granz Presents Improvisation
The 1950 footage is only part of the story: the program is fleshed out with equally dazzling later performances.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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 .
| December 03, 2007
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
| December 04, 2007
I Told You I Was Trouble: Live in London | Republic
Let’s hope it wasn’t Amy Winehouse’s last great show.
| November 27, 2007
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.
| November 26, 2007
Fresh as a Sweet Sunday Morning | MVD
Jimmy Page admitted being “absolutely obsessed” with him.
| 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.
| October 08, 2007
Music from the Edge of Time | Shout! Factory
As with anything Cuban, politics is never far away.
| July 23, 2007
The varied charms of a DVD magazine
Wholphin serves up aces
Wholphin , the DVD magazine from the creators of literary journal McSweeney’s and quarterly culture magazine the Believer , serves to provide the viewer with sights they had no idea they needed to see.
| February 08, 2007
Coheed & Cambria
The Last Supper: Live at the Hammerstein Ballroom | Columbia
Fans of Coheed and Cambria’s fantastical hippie metal are given to proclamations like “They made their own style, no other band has ever been like them” and “Their shows are a life-changing experience.”
| December 28, 2006
Q, w/A -- Obama's Senior Staff
| September 19, 2008 at 2:11 PM
Finally, Adult Behavior
September 19, 2008 at 11:55 AM
Taking Your Questions, 9/19
September 19, 2008 at 8:25 AM
Pick your favorite skatepark plan!
| September 17, 2008 at 5:30 PM
A Civil Disturbance video
September 17, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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